General Synod Sessions

The Eighteenth Session of General Synod was initially to be held in 2020. It has been postponed twice in response to the meeting and travel restrictions imposed in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Primate’s announcement on the deferment to 2022 is available here

In May 2021 the General Synod confirmed that the Eighteenth Session of General Synod will be held from Sunday 8 May to Friday 13 May at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. 

 

Current Session – GS17

17TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL SYNOD, 2017

The 17th General Synod was held from 3-8 September 2017 at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore Queensland.

President’s Address

Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, presented at a conference session of the Seventeenth Session of General Synod.  View the Commissioner’s speech here.

Proceedings

RESOLUTIONS OF GS17

Resolutions of the Seventeenth Session of the General Synod

GS17 LEGISLATION

A list of canons, rules and protocols passed at GS17 can be found here.

MINUTES
Minutes of Day 5

Minutes of Day 4

Minutes of Day 3

Minutes of Day 2

Minutes of Day 1

MEDIA RELEASES:

GS17 Media Release 1 – Abuse apology

GS17 Media Release 2 – Child protection

GS17 Media Release 3 – Redress for survivors of abuse

GS17 Media Release 4 – Family violence

GS17 Media Release 5 – Refugees

BUSINESS PAPERS:
Order of Business Day 5

Order of Business Day 4

Order of Business Day 3

Order of Business Day 2

Order of Business Day 1

Book 1 – Bills

Book 2 – Standing Committee Report

Book 3 – Financial Report

Book 4 – Reports of General Synod Bodies

Book 5 – Bills – Child Protection

Outcome of Elections

Members of General Synod Seventeenth Session

Program of General Synod Seventeenth Session

GS17 BIBLE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
Day 1 – The Rt Rev’d Dr Michael Stead

Day 2 – The Rev’d Canon Dr Matthew Anstey

Day 3 – The Rev’d Canon Prof Dorothy Lee

Day 4 – The Rev’d Canon Dr John Dunnill