Caring for all Seafarers

The Stella Maris Seafarer’s Centre in Melbourne is a not-for-profit organisation and one of over 300 centres worldwide providing pastoral care, services, and support for seafaring people.

Ship Visitors and Bus drivers needed! Can you volunteer a few hours of a day or evening per week? If so, please contact the Centre Manager Lee-Anne on 03 9629 7494.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Centre is open and we welcome back seafarers. We are also continuing to work hard to assist seafarers who are not permitted to leave their vessels in whichever way possible. If you or your crew need assistance or provisions, please contact us by phone or email (Mon-Thu 10:00 – 22:15 | Fri 10:00 – 22:00).

Mass, celebrated by Fr Wayne Edwards, is streamed live on our Facebook page each Sunday evening at 19:00 AEST (UTC/GMT+10).

About Us

Stella Maris centres are part of the Catholic Church’s official missionary work in its care of seafarers, and are active in numerous Archdioceses. These centres form a key outreach of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).


Pastoral care is a key component of the work, ensuring that the spiritual and social needs of seafarers are met.


Stella Maris actively engages with the maritime industry, promoting the well-being of seafarers and rendering assistance where possible.


Regardless of nationality, cultural background, religious belief, gender or social standing, all seafarers are welcomed and provided help.


The work of Stella Maris would not be possible without the dedication of the staff, members and volunteers of the Centre in Melbourne as well as the generosity of others. As a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the assistance of the wider community to keep the work going.

A home away from home

“I was a stranger and you made Me welcome” Matthew 25:25

Contact Us

  • +61 3 9629 7494
  • 600 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Stella Maris Melbourne acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, the Traditional Owners of the Country upon which the Centre is situated and where we conduct our work, and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present, and future.