Australian Capital Territory
Branch President: Kathryn Clark

Spiritual Care Australia, ACT Branch was established at the inauguration of the SCA organisation, with membership transferring from the existing   AIHW Chaplains Association. 
The ACT Branch has a robust education program focussing on a balance of professional development, spiritual development, personal development, self-care and creative new horizons. The annual program is an afternoon education session, 4.15 – 6 pm, on the second Thursday in Feb-June, Sept and Nov, with a time to meet over a cuppa from 3.45 pm. Other activities include a day retreat on a Saturday in August, and a day seminar, including a rededication ceremony, on the Thursday of International Pastoral Care Week in October.
Hunter Valley Region
Branch President: Anthony Hassett

The Hunter Branch has met since SCA’s inception in 2010 and is a welcoming, supportive and enthusiastic group committed to the professional development of spiritual carers and spiritual wellbeing of all people.  Quarterly meetings are held at the Calvary Mater Newcastle, run for 2.5hours and comprise a guest speaker and peer supervision. Pastoral Care Week is celebrated in October.
Members come from a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds and work in diverse aged-care, acute hospital, NGO and religious community settings. The Branch has strong connections with the Hunter Centre for CPE, providing a professional network and educational opportunities to recent graduates.
Victoria
Branch President: Luke Bowen
The Victorian branch of SCA enjoys a diverse membership – people of various religious traditions working in health, aged care, welfare, prisons and emergency services.  We offer our members a range of educational experiences, as well as opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth.  
Our primary educational effort is a joint program with Spiritual Health Victoria, the peak body In Victoria enabling the provision of quality spiritual care in all health service settings.  This continuing education program is run most months of the year and offers both didactic sessions and the opportunity for peer group supervision, as well as ritual, networking and fellowship. We also offer one or two twilight sessions each year, open to all SCA members and friends.

We were delighted to welcome some 230 people to Melbourne for the 2016 national conference May 1 - 4. Thanks to all who attended and all who helped. We look forward to coming to the Gold Coast in 2017!
Western Australia
Branch President: Bernadette Brady
Secretary: Jenny Gardner
Treasurer: Russell Mitchell
Publicity Officer: Felicity Shallcross

The major focus of our branch has been the organising of professional development sessions and 4/5 are run each year. They are run to benefit members but others involved in spiritual care are invited. Sometimes we work with other organisations to present joint sessions.
Another focus has been the promotion and exploration of the Standards of Practice as a basis for the provision of spiritual/pastoral care in all institutions.  
Queensland
Branch President: Tanya Richards

In the Sunshine state, QLD SCA provides opportunities to develop pastoral / spiritual care skills to our members and interested people during the year. QLD is a geographically a large state so four times a year we send out a newsletter to help us stay connected.
We continue to promote professional development for our members, also raising awareness of the professional standards of our members in our working communities.
SCA QLD looks forward to continuing to offer support and encouragement to our members and communities.
South Australia
Branch President: Ian Lutze

The SA Branch has been providing training for spiritual care practitioners consistently from the beginning of the new organisation.  Over the years we’ve run countless excellent PD days, produced 3 life members, supplied quite a few national board members, and run a national conference.  Currently we have 41 members and 2 organisation members.  Some of the questions our committee wrestles with are – 
* producing widely-appealing, excellent professional development days
* growing the membership of SCA in our state
* finding ways to encourage organisations to work with the Standards of Practice of SCA in their enterprises
Tasmania
Branch President: Brad Taylor

In July 2010 Spiritual Care Australia (SCA) evolved from the ecumenical (Christian) Australian Health and Welfare Chaplains' Association (AHWCA as the new multi-faith professional association for those working in chaplaincy, pastoral and spiritual care.  The Tasmanian branch has been among the most dynamic holding the much acclaimed final AHWCA National Conference "Living Water" in 2009 as well as the recent successful 2015 SCA National Conference "The Ground of Our Being: Hertiage–Identity-Connectedness".
Tasmania‘s geography separates us from the ‘mainland’ and encourages a uniqueness with its own challenges and opportunities.  There are subtle differences from mainland experience and culture.  Our more regionalised pattern of population, means we often work in somewhat more isolated settings making the support offered by colleagues all the more necessary and attractive.  
Across Tasmania we regularly hold professional development (PD) sessions, social gatherings, and days devoted to personal, spiritual and professional development.  We work to promote the provision of quality spiritual care in health, aged care and community services, as well as many other settings where spiritual care has a place.  We warmly welcome new members and encourage any one interested to make contact with a member of the Branch.