Organization Name:
Australian Lutheran World Service

Organization Type:

Mission Statement:
The origin of ALWS can be traced back to 1947 when the local pastor at Albury, New South Wales, Pastor Bruno Muetzelfeldt, commenced a ministry to European migrants and refugees who were being resettled through the Bonegilla Migrant Centre, a short distance from Albury. Acknowledging the need to assist these people settle in Australia, the Lutheran World Federation established a Lutheran World Service (LWS) office at Bonegilla with Pastor Muetzelfeldt as its first representative, in 1950. In the mid-1960's the office continued its service at Bonegilla but also expanded its role to be the principal channel for overseas aid for the Lutheran Church of Australia. In 1971 the Bonegilla Migrant Centre was closed and the LWS office was relocated to Albury. The primary role of the LWS office was now overseas aid.

Contact Information

Full Mailing Address:
PO Box 488
Albury NSW 2640


Phone Number:
+61 2 6021 5329

Fax Number:

Email Address:


    Activity Detail(s)

  • Survivor and Victim Assistance

    Country(ies) of Operation

  • Cambodia
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Australia

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