ADRA South Queensland

Our Mission

Brokenness is a fact of life.

It can come equally to those who least expect it as well as those who have known no different. It can also come in many different forms and ways – disaster, trauma, poverty, neglect, or lack of opportunity. It can affect an individual, a family, a community or an entire country.

Yet even in a situation that seems hopeless and helpless there is help and the opportunity for people to actively assist in relieving this brokenness.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, through the Adventist Development Relief Agency or ADRA, as it is commonly known, has been involved in the work of rebuilding lives for 60 years ( ADRA is a humanitarian organisation that creates opportunities, empowers people and shares hope to hundreds of people in South Queensland, Australia and internationally

In addition to disaster relief, we currently have several ADRA projects across South Queensland.

The ADRA projects rely heavily on the passion and willingness of our many volunteers and those that donate of their funds. If you would like to volunteer, then please contact the ADRA project directly by going to the website, or contact the ADRA Conference Director. If you would like to make a donation, then please go to the ADRA Australia website Click on the ‘Donate’ link at the top of the screen, select ‘Other’ and then state the project that you wish to donate to. If you would like to find out more about starting up an ADRA project in your local community, then please contact the ADRA Conference Director.

Working with an ADRA project can give you the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a world that has forgotten who he truly is (


  • ADRA Community Gardens

    Located in the heart of their church and local communities, our ADRA Community Gardens provide fresh produce for those in need and the potential to teach people about healthy living.

  • Women’s Refuge

    For women and any dependents they may have, our Women’s Refuge is a home away from home that provides protection, support, and comfort to some of the most vulnerable in our community.

  • Soup Kitchens

    There are many that don’t have the luxury of kitchen full of food or a safe community of friends, so our Soup Kitchens meet both of these needs by providing a hot meal and a friendly smile in a safe environment.

  • Community Emergency Relief Centre

    When times are tough for whatever reason, our Community Emergency Relief Centres provide a range of essential services, from food parcels to bill assistance, for those who are struggling.

  • Youth At Risk Programmes

    There are many children amongst our Indigenous community who need to know that they are cared for and that they have something to offer. Our Youth At Risk Programmes create an environment where they are both nurtured and challenged in a positive way.

Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis

Diretor of ADRA
Joanne Donaldson

Joanne Donaldson

Personal Assistant