Where We Work

Established in 2000, Mercy Works is the development arm of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea. We work in partnership with vulnerable communities and local organisations domestically and in the Asia Pacific region. We work with the people of these communities and organisations to build capacity, dignity and self-reliance.

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Josepha’s Joy

24 May 2023
Josepha, a 76-year-old widow, lives in Simbu Province in Papua New Guinea. When her husband died, she became the breadwinner ...

Economic Empowerment in PNG

24 May 2023
It all started with an idea. Having worked in PNG for 16 years, Sr Maryanne Kolkia RSM, our Project Coordinator ...

Meet Khadija and Kerry..our Mercy Connect Student and Volunteer

16 May 2023
It’s National Volunteer Week and we here at Mercy Connect know the impact volunteers can make. We want you to ...

Statement of Support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Mercy Works proudly supports the “Yes” vote in the upcoming referendum to constitutionally enshrine an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. We also welcome the Uluru Statement from the Heart. In the spirit of reconciliation Mercy Works acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we walk, live and work. We recognise their living culture and their unique role in the life of the areas in which Mercy Works are located. We pay tribute to all of those who have nurtured this country over many thousands of years, deriving spiritual and physical needs from the seas, forests, soil, rivers, lakes and streams, and to Elders past and present. We join our First Nations people in honouring these lands as sacred.