Melbourne Airport

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Melbourne Airport Chaplaincy


Locations and contact details  

The Chaplaincy Office is located within the International Terminal (T2) on Level 2. 
Please call before visiting, as the Chaplain is often out in the terminal or within the broader airport area.

The Prayer Room is located on the Ground Floor – between Terminal 2 and 3, and is open 24/7.

Melbourne Airport Chaplaincy
Tel: +61 3 9297 1488
24 hour mobile response is also available through the Salvation Army by calling 1800 COMMUNITY (free call 1800 266 686).

Melbourne Airport management (APAM) have partnered with The Salvation Army to establish and maintain the chaplaincy. 

The Chaplaincy is designed to holistically support those of any, or no faith – through the provision of compassionate, caring and practical support and counseling.

The service is independent, impartial, and absolutely confidential, with the chaplain always happy to discuss spiritual matters if desired.

 The Chaplaincy exists to provide:

  • Support all airport staff, management, aircrew and the many organisations on-site by listening, visiting and encouraging
  • Passengers with emotional, welfare and spiritual support, across a range of faiths and belief systems
  • A helpful resource to people facing a special need, stress or loss
  • Chaplaincy support in the event of a major airport incident
  • A reflection of the constant love and presence of God.

Chaplaincy Team

2 - Winton Knop & Mary HollowayMajor Winton Knop (Full Time)  
Winton, the coordinating chaplain, comes with 28 years of experience within The Salvation Army. He passionately advocates for holistic care, seeking justice with regard to human rights and welfare. 

Mary Holloway – part time volunteer 
As the Secretary of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains, Mary has been instrumental in the return of the Chaplaincy to Melbourne Airport.
The Melbourne Airport Chaplaincy is affiliated with the Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministries and The International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains.