The Australian Network for Spiritual Direction exists to encourage spiritual directors in their work, to nurture enquirers interested in spiritual direction and those who may be drawn to its practice, to provide regular gatherings and newsletters for their care and nurture and to support national, regional and local training programs.

ANSD acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn, work and have our being. We respect and honour the First Peoples whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history.