Brisbane Open House
2 Seafarers St, Port of Brisbane
Saturday // 10.30am to 5pm
Sunday // 10.30am to 5pm
General access (self guided)

The Seafarers Centre is a home away from home for the near 12,000 seafarers that transit the centre each year and has recently won the ISWAN International Seafarer Centre of the Year, nominated by the seafarers we serve.

The Mission To Seafarers can be traced back to 1837 when the Rev John Ashley established the Bristol Channel Mission. From Rev John Ashley’s early work the Mission to Seafarers has grown to be the leading global seafarers welfare society. In 1892 Mrs Amy Proctor commenced the first Mission to Seafarers welfare activities in the Port of Brisbane, initially operating from her home and church halls. In 1915 the first proper Brisbane Mission Centre was opened at Petrie Bight.

On 23rd August, there was a celebration of 126 years of the life of the Mission to Seafarers Brisbane, held at the Seafarers’ Centre, Fishermans Island, Port of Brisbane.

Tour Tips

Limited wheelchair access

Additional Activities

Morning and afternoon tea


Mission to Seafarers