Monasteries in Australia

We are blessed to have a number of monasteries in Australia.  There are 16 monasteries in Australia (10 of these in New South Wales) under four jurisdictions, sending up a four-language symphony of prayer and doxology to God.

New South Wales

Holy Monastery of the Holy Cross
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: Lot 1, Holy Cross Rd, Mangrove Mountain
Phone Number: (02) 4374 1657
Abbess: V. Rev. Abbess Philothei
Sisterhood: 5 nuns

Holy Monastery of St George
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: 316 Singles Ridge Rd, Yellow Rock
Phone Number: (02) 4754 1382
Abbot: V. Rev. Archim. Kyriakos (Stavronikitianos)
Brotherhood: 1 monk
Sunday: Matins, 7am, followed by Hours, 9am, followed by Divine Liturgy, 9:30am, Greek language
Other information: Confessions are by appointment on Sundays. Please view the website or call the monastery for more information.

St John the Baptist Skete
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 10 Harrison Rd, Kentlyn
Phone Number: (02) 4626 3945
Abbot: V. Rev. Abbot Joachim (Ross)
Brotherhood: 1 monk
Other assigned clergy: Rev. Fr Constantine Tzortzis, Rev. Pdcn Christopher Henderson
Saturday: Reader’s All-night Vigil, 5:30pm start, English language
Sunday: Hours and Divine Liturgy, 8:30am start, English language
Tuesday: Molieben and Akathist to the Theotokos, 7:00pm start, English language

Our Lady of Kazan Convent
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 32 Smith St, Kentlyn
Phone Number: (02) 4625 7054
Abbess: V. Rev. Abbess Maria (Miros)
Sisterhood: 7 nuns
Served by: V. Rev. Fr Nikita Chemodakov, Rev. Fr Dorofey.

Orthodox Monastery of the Archangel Michael
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Marrickville
Phone Number: (02) 9558 2207
Abbot: Rev. Igumen Kosmas (Vasilopoulos)
Other monastery clergy: Rev. Hmk Justin (Petrovic)
Brotherhood: 3 monks

Holy Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: 567 Mangrove Creed Rd, Mangrove Creek
Phone Number: (02) 4374 1060
Abbot: V. Rev. Archim. Eusebios (Pantanassiotis)
Spiritual Father: V. Rev. Archim. Stephanos (Pantanassiotis)
Brotherhood: 5 monks

Presentation of the Mother of God Convent
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Rennies Rd, Bungarby
Phone Number: (02) 6453 6272
Abbess: V. Rev. Abbess Anna (Karipoff)
Sisterhood: 7 nuns

Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Skete
Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 852 Caoura Rd, Tallong, Marulan
Phone Number: (02) 4841 0797
Administrator: V. Rev. Fr Ilija Dragosavljevic, 0415 444771
Brotherhood: 1 monk
Other attached clergy: V. Rev. Fr Nikola Bilic, 0410 587323

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Monastery
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Richardsons Rd, Bombala
Phone Number: (02) 6458 3009
Abbot: Rev. Hmk Sergius (Shatrov)
Spiritual Father: V. Rev. Archim. Alexis (Rosentool)
Other monastery clergy: Rev. Hmk Macarius (Eriksen)
Brotherhood: 3 monks, 3 novices

Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Monkerai Road Fire Trail, Dungog
Abbot: Rev. Hmk John (McPherson), 0413 194838
Brotherhood: 1 monk

Victoria

Antiochian Orthodox Monastery of St Anna
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: 14 Mihil St, Preston
Phone Number: (03) 9484 2238
Abbess: Sister Theodora (Virginia Hutchinson)
Sisterhood: 1 nun
Services: All services in English. Please contact the abbess for more information. Also, please keep in mind that, as a monastic facility, services may or may not be open to the public.

Holy Monastery of Panagia Gorgoepikoos
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: Cnr Monastery Ct & Bluestone Ridge Rd, Lovely Banks, Geelong
Phone Number: (03) 5276 1221
Abbess: V. Rev. Abbess Kallistheni (Zantis)
Sisterhood: 4 nuns, 2 novices

Holy Monastery of St Sava
Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 414 Mt Mercer Rd, Elaine
Phone Number: (03) 5341 5568
Abbot: V. Rev. Archim. Teodor (Bojovic), (03) 5341 5536
Deputy Abbot: V. Rev. Archim. Lazar (Caran), 0409 714278
Other monastery clergy: Rev. Adcn Vikentije (Vujovic)
Brotherhood: 3 monks
Sisterhood: 2 nuns
Other attached clergy: V. Rev. Fr Dragolyub Pantelich, (03) 5331 9381; V. Rev. Fr Momcilo Vuksa, 0402 107728

South Australia

Monastery of the Prophet Elias
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Frahns Farm Rd, Monarto South
Abbot: Rev. Abbot Benjamin, 0401 501315
Other monastery clergy: Rev. Priestmonk Nicholas, 0400 653866
Brotherhood: 2 monks
Other assigned clergy: Rev. Dcn Raphael Gutteridge
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9am start, English language
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy, 7am start, English language
Daily (except above or major feasts): Services start at 5am and 6pm.
Services: All services served in the English language; please contact the abbot for more details.

Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Skete
Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Lot 2, Chapman’s Rd, Inglewood, Adelaide
Phone Number: (08) 8380 5886
Administrator: V. Rev. Archim. Lazar (Caran), 0409 714278
Spiritual Father: Rev. Hmk Vasilije (Todorovic)
Sisterhood: 2 nuns
Other attached clergy: V. Rev. Fr Milorad Jovcic, 0431 967124; Rev. Dcn Jovan Jovcic, 0431 916909

Western Australia

Holy Monastery of St John of the Mountain
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: 280 Holmes Rd, Forrestfield, Perth
Phone Number: (08) 9359 2988
Abbot: Rev. Hmk Evagrios (Koutouzis)
Brotherhood: 3 monks