2018 Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition
ABOUT THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS VICTORIA (MTSV)The national and international communication between the network of MtS port agencies provides continuity in service to seafarers and a community of care in over 230 ports worldwide.
The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) dates back to 1857, when it was established in the Port of Melbourne, and now operates as one of 29 port agencies nationally and over 230 port agencies worldwide.
The Mission to Seafarers Victoria operates daily from 10am – 10pm, on call for seafarers visiting the Port of Melbourne.
The MtSV has operated from the now heritage-listed building at 717 Flinders Street since 1917. The building is iconic to the City of Melbourne and regarded for its perpetual service of responding to the unique circumstances of those who live and work at sea.
The St Peter the Mariner Chapel, Flying Angel Club (as it is known to seafarers) and the Norla Dome make up the building complex which houses an archival collection of maritime and social history of State and National significance.
The on-going work of seafarers’ welfare and the custodial obligations to the heritage collection has seen the Board of Management invest considerable resources to ensure the preservation, management and maintenance of the building and its heritage assets.
The MtSV has been active in raising awareness of the spiritual and mental wellbeing of seafarers and this year has been no exception in the advocacy for seafarers during times of injustice or distress. As an island nation, Australia relies on seafarers, seafarers rely on the services of the MtSV and the Mission to Seafarers worldwide relies historically and today on the generosity of donors and volunteers who are recognised with great appreciation in our hearts and on this website.