Inspired by Australia’s first saint, we are working to transform lives with dignity for self determination


Guided by the Gospel, we stand with the poor and the marginalised so they can realise their potential and participate fully in the community. Through access to education and learning of practical life skills, we seek to transform lives.

“I’m a teacher, let’s start today!” – Saint Mary MacKillop

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Who we are

Through Mary MacKillop Today, the vision of Australia’s first Saint and of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is being realised. In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, we work in partnership to help create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond.

What we do

We work with local communities in Australia and internationally through learning for life and enabling access to learning opportunities in the areas of educationhealthfinancial inclusion and livelihoods to share practical life skills for self-sufficiency.

Last year Mary MacKillop Today:

Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
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Featured News

Latest from our blog

  • Mary MacKillop Today - NILS Bushfire Relief

    January 21, 2020

    For those of you directly impacted by the bushfires, we want to provide you with how, in response to this unprecedented disaster, our Financial Inclusion program’s ‘No Interest Loans Scheme’ (NILS) has been updated to assist you.

  • Join us for "Breakfast in the Garden" this March!

    January 15, 2020

    Come and join the fun, meet old friends and make new ones at our Annual “Breakfast In The Garden” event in Perth, Western Australia.

  • Introducing our new CEO- Jane Woolford!

    January 10, 2020

    Mary MacKillop Today has announced the appointment of Jane Woolford as our new CEO, commencing 28 January 2020.  Jane joins Mary Mackillop Today with a wealth of experience gained in the international and Australian not-for-profit sectors