What's New

Constitution of the CLSANZ

The current Constitution of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand
may be downloaded by clicking here


Elections for New Executive 2018

      At the Annual Conference of the Society in Adelaide, 3-6 September 2018

      the following were elected to serve the Society for the next three years:

                         Mrs Sue Rivett

                         Rev Tim Brennan MSC

                         Dr Rodger Austin

                         Rev Francis Poon

                         Rev Ken Cafe ofm  [President]


      The Executive has appointed Mr Greg Isaac as Company Secretary.

Quick Reference for Accused Clergy

In collaboration with the National Committee for Professional Standards,
this document is a quick reference/advice for accused clergy. Click here


If you wish to apply for membership of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand,
please download and complete the form below.

Download Membership Application Form

When completed, please

Post/mail to:  Secretary CLSANZ, PO Box 1, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

For more information, please email The Secretary


The Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand publishes the Proceedings of its Annual Conference and The Canonist a journal which is published twice yearly.

Proceedings of the Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the Canon Law Society of Australian and New Zealand is held in September. The Proceedings contain the presentations and workshops given at the Annual Conference.

The Proceedings are sent to members and those who attend the Conference. Non-members of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand may purchase the Proceedings for AU$22.00 (GST included).


The Canonist

For some thirty years, the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand published for its members a Newsletter, containing a variety of quality articles contributed predominantly by members of the Society.

In September 2009 the Executive Committee of the Society resolved to discontinue the Newsletter and in its place to publish a journal of the Society to be known as The Canonist. The Canonist [ISSN 1837-7025] is a referred journal and is published twice yearly.

The inaugural issue of The Canonist Volume 1 Number 1 was published in April 2010.

The annual subscription for non-members of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand is AU$44.00 (GST included). Single copies cost AU$22.00 (GST included).

To download a Subscription Application, click here


All communications concerning articles and subscriptions should be addressed to:

The Chairman
CLSANZ Editorial Board
Level 7 Polding Centre
133 Liverpool Street

To contact the Chairman of the Editorial board, click here:
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Editorial Board

The Editorial Board responsible for the Society's publications is:

  • Rodger Austin JCD STL (Chairman)
  • Peter Blayney STL, Grad Dip RE, BA (Hons), JCL, MA (Hons)
  • Brendan Daly B Theol PG Dip Theol JCD PhD
  • Brian Sweeney fms MA (Hons) MEdAdmin Dip.Th, Dip.RE JCD