History

The Launceston Town Mission was established in 1854 by way of a public meeting called by a few who believed that, “a large number of inhabitants of this town are living in neglect of religious ordinances and considered that this fact was a loud call for additional exertions on the part of the Christian public; “that an attempt should therefore be made to establish an institution similar to the London City Mission”.

The Mission has gone on from that day to become a well-known and respected organisation of the city and has extended its work to include many areas where its people live out the Mission’s motto of, “caring and sharing in Jesus’ name”.

The Mission’s work now extends along the North West Coast with supported accommodation, sobering up and time out facilities along with outreach work providing food and friendship to those who need it most.

The City Mission now employs over 400 people, paid and voluntary, to assist in carrying out the Mission.

Latest News

  • Alcohol & Drug Bed Numbers to increase

    Alcohol & Drug Bed Numbers to increase

    14 November 2018

    Yesterday we celebrated the news we had been successful in our joint tender with the Salvation Army to provided additional alcohol...

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  • Moonbeam Children’s Charity’s parting gift to the Launceston community

    Moonbeam Children’s Charity’s parting gift to the Launceston community

    22 October 2018

    Moonbeam Children's Charity chose Anti-Poverty Week to make its final donations to the Launceston community.

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  • The Changing Face of Poverty

    The Changing Face of Poverty

    17 October 2018

    While Anti-Poverty Week is being held across Australia, City Mission's CEO, Steve Brown, shares his insights on the changing face ...

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