Bishops’ Introduction


In 1994, the Archdiocese of Perth established the LifeLink organisation as a recognisable ‘Brand’, a means of uniting and identifying ‘Church based welfare delivery’.

Church based welfare does not mean help is only given to those of Catholic Faith.

Our community based social service agencies respond immediately and compassionately to anyone who is in need, and who reaches out for help. We see this act of reaching out as a practical demonstration of ‘Faith in Action’.

We recognise in those we meet the face of Jesus… and we reach out with love.

LifeLink then is the fundraising and promotional arm which supports and assists the work of social service agencies established by the Archdiocese of Perth. LifeLink agencies reach out to more than 34,000 Western Australians in need each year, delivering more than $54 million in professional programs, care and direct assistance.

This work is largely funded through Australian and WA State Government funding grants and service contracts and with the generous support of Lotterywest. We are indeed grateful for this tremendous assistance. Governments’ have long recognised that community services established and managed by the Catholic Church operate at the highest level of performance and professionalism, and are conducted in a moral, responsible and ethical manner at all times.

However, there remains a shortfall of more than $1.2 million each year to ensure our LifeLink agencies respond positively to people in need when they reach out for help.

LifeLink continues to meet this challenge, thanks entirely to YOUR generosity.

It is the Western Australian people, businesses and organisations, responding compassionately and generously, which helps LifeLink continue a tradition of care to the community.

I wish to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all. Your gifts do indeed help to make a very real difference in people’s lives.

Yours in Jesus Christ

Archbishop Signature

Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB
Archbishop of Perth

Bishop Don Signature

Most Rev Donald Sproxton,
Auxiliary Bishop of Perth,
Chair, LifeLink




LifeLink — Catholic Caring Agencies

Street Address: Griver House, 249 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
Postal Address: GPO Box K828, PERTH WA 6842
Phone: +61 8 6104 3636
Fax: +61 8 6162 0345