For the glory of God, the Dampier Seafarers Centre intends to provide a physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe place for seafarers, regardless of rank, nationality or beliefs.
What We Do
Through ship visits and our drop-in centre we provide welfare and emergency assistance, practical support and need items, communication services and a friendly welcome to all ship crews and visitors at Dampier Port. We are able to connect seafarers with many organisations that can provide more help to them than they would be able to find on their own.
The Dampier Seafarers Centre seeks to help seafarers in all kinds of practical ways. This often starts with a warm welcome. Seafarers are away from loved ones for a long time and may face loneliness, health problems or even injury. The hospitality from the chaplains, assistants and volunteers may be the only onshore help and encouragement they receive.
We try and connect visiting seafarers with loved ones through the internet and telephone. Our centre also provides a place where seafarers can chat about anything other than seafaring and strike up conversations with someone who isn’t a crew member. To this end the Dampier Seafarers Centre aims to be a place where seafarers can meet people who can listen to them.
How We Do It
Dampier Seafarers Centre is a part of Mission to Seafarers International which has operations in over 200 ports in 50 countries caring for seafarers. It is in connection to this global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers we offer support to seafarers.
We seek to help seafarers with their needs and assist with issues that they face like communication, fatigue, mental health, abandonment, piracy and shipwreck. To that end, we enjoy the support of the port authorities and critical investors of the export trade as well as the surrounding businesses and assistance organisations in all that we do.
Locally we are connected to the Anglican Church of Australia, and specifically to the Diocese of North Western Australia, and are a part of its mission to honour God in all we do.
Anglican Church of North West Australia – www.anglicandnwa.org
Bible Society – www.biblesociety.org.au
Dampier Salt – www.dampiersalt.com.au
Optus Prepaid Services – www.prepaidservices.com.au
Pilbara Ports Authority – www.pilbaraports.com.au
Rio Tinto – www.riotinto.com
Volunteering WA – www.volunteeringwa.org.au
Woodside Energy Ltd – www.woodside.com.au