Frontier Services is a charity and agency of the Uniting Church and grew out of the pioneering work begun in 1912 by the Rev John Flynn (Flynn of the Inland.) Frontier Services is still living in its mission to “support, link and empower the people of Outback Australia by creating connections and mobilising resources.” Flynn had a vision to establish a “mantle of safety” for people in remote Australia, so they could build sustainable communities despite the hardships of Outback life.
Frontier Services is the quiet achiever that has been helping people in the outback for 105 years; our organisation is the evolution and contemporary expression of the Australian inland mission, founded by John Flynn in the early 1900s.
Frontier Services’ Patrol Ministers and Outback Links volunteer program assists people in the outback struggling with significant mental health issues that stem from social isolation. Frontier Services provides emotional and practical support through physical presence, and we work in solidarity with farmers and volunteers because we believe in the right of rural Australians to a fair go.
Each September, all across Australia, people come together to hold Great Outback BBQs, have a great time and fundraise to support the work of Frontier Services. The money raised from your BBQ assists Frontier Services to provide community recovery and support through practical and pastoral support in remote areas of Australia.
Every dollar raised helps to keep Frontier Services on the road to support remote communities. Fire up the barbie and help make a lasting difference where it’s needed most.
Frontier Services is an agency of the Assembly of the Uniting Church that provides Patrol Ministry, Community recovery and pastoral support to the people of remote Australia.