The primary task of the administrative and financial management offices of the Church in Tasmania – ‘the Church Office’ – is to ensure, on behalf of the Archbishop, the safe and effective management of the Archdiocese of Hobart’s finances and assets.
The Church Office is led by the Executive Director, Administration and Finance. In canon law, this role is known as the Financial Administrator. The Executive Director works closely with the Diocesan Financial Council, whose role is to advise the Archbishop on financial matters and to approve the annual budgets.
The Church Office is comprised of a number of specialised units including Finance and Payroll, People and Culture, Property and Fleet, Media and Communications, Information, Communication and Technology, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Safe Communities, Archives and Heritage Collection, and Heritage Conservation. The various units of the Church Office work closely with CatholicCare Tasmania, the official welfare agency of the Archdiocese of Hobart, and with Catholic Education Tasmania.
One of the primary purposes of the Church Office is to support the pastoral endeavours of the Archbishop, our priests, religious, the pastoral ministry offices and the parishes of the Archdiocese.