The term Mission refers to a faith-based organisation that provides social and other forms of support to the needy. Missions continue to operate shelters and social services across Australia, including in cities. With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the word Mission has a specific meaning, as a residential settlement or institution.
Last updated: 18 January 2023
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/sa/browse_m_function.htm
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011