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Faith and religion

Our chaplains come from a range of faiths and can provide spiritual guidance and leadership to all students.

Multifaith chaplains

Chaplains are professionals who have been appointed by their faith community and officially recognised by the University to provide spiritual support and pastoral care to students on campus. They are not direct employees of the University.

Based in the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre on the Darlington Campus, the Chaplains can:

  • help you work through spiritual concerns
  • provide advice, counselling or advocacy
  • create opportunities for people of the same faith to connect.

Contact a chaplain

Anyone who is linked to the University can contact the chaplaincy service for free and confidential support. We have chaplains for the many faiths among our University community. You are welcome to drop in to the Multifaith Chaplaincy in the Merewether Building or to reach out to a chaplain of your faith by emailing or calling to make an appointment.

Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre
Level 4, Merewether Building (H04)
Darlington Campus
University of Sydney 2006

Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Reverand Michael Paget, Chaplain
+61 2 9351 7496

Reverend Dr Rowan Kemp
+61 2 9351 7496

Right Reverend Father Nabil Kachab
+61 409 866 811

Miss Rita Azzi, Chaplain
+61 2 9518 9400

Father Gerasimos Koutsouras
+61 404 967 091

Dr Ashit Mohan Maitra
+61 405 657 257

Dr Salim Farrar (on campus)
+61 9351 0393

Dr Mehmet Ozalp (external)
+61 9649 9040


Rabbi Eli Feldman
+61 400 770 613

Dr Sven Ostring
+61 422 544 183

Reverend Adrian Sukumar-White
+61 410 285 138

Ms Kathryn Lynch

Mr Andrew McCloud

Prayer facilities

The Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre manages a range of prayer facilities and activities, including an Islamic Prayer room in the Old Teachers College and regular Friday prayers.

Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Level 4, Merewether Building (H04)
Darlington Campus
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Islamic Prayer Room

Level 3
Old Teachers’ College
Manning Road
Camperdown Campus

Women’s Prayer Room: Room U319

Men’s Prayer Room: Room U320

During semester
Monday to Thursday 7am–7pm
Friday 7am–6pm
Out of semester
Monday to Friday 7am–6pm

See the Islamic Prayer Room guidelines (pdf, 175KB) for further information.

Friday Prayers

Assembly Hall, Room 300, Level 3
Old Teachers’ College
Manning Road
Camperdown Campus

Chaplaincy guidelines

See the Chaplaincy guidelines (pdf, 109KB) for more information.

Getting involved

There are many student-run spiritual and religious clubs available and active on campus.

Find out what’s on offer and how to get involved.

Student Centre

  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

Make an enquiry

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Extended in-person opening hours first two weeks of semester and during exams.

Last updated: 25 March 2019

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