Welcome to Catholic Religious Australia and thank you for visiting our website.


Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for Catholic Leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life who are resident in Australia. Leaders of more than 150 congregations of sisters, brothers and priests living and working in all States and Territories of Australia are members of CRA. Our religious congregations comprise more than 5,000 Catholic religious women and men. Our members and their lay colleagues work in education, health care and social services. We work with indigenous people, refugees and asylum seekers, people surviving on the margins and many others.



CRA is the peak body of religious in Australia, comprising more than 150 member congregations.


CRA and members congregations are engaged in current issues in our world and our Church.



The safeguarding of children and vulnerable people is integral to every activity and ministry of CRA member congregations.


CRA’s justice committee connects congregations to influence social policy on issues of justice, equity and ecological sustainability.



CRA hosts a range of events around Australia and provides various resources for members.