The Multi Faith Centre hosts faith and cultural club events, spiritual wellbeing activities like mindfulness and yoga, the activities of chaplains and prayer. 

You can drop in any time to find a quiet place or walk through a self-guided meditation in GS303


Swinburne Multi Faith Centre 
Level 3, The George Swinburne Building.
34 Wakefield Street Hawthorn.

Opening hours

The Multi Faith Centre is open from 5am–11pm for students, staff and their immediate family, seven days a week. Swinburne students and staff will be required to tap their Swinburne ID card to enter the Multi Faith Centre.


For any enquires, feel free to contact

Our team of Chaplains are here to support you if you're looking for spiritual carer, community, connection or simply a conversation.

Bagoes Seta (Christian, Protestant)

Bagoes is a chaplain to all students and particularly available to international and migrant students. He is fluent in Indonesian. He occasionally visits the Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses. He is available by appointment.

+61 3 9214 8489

Sheikh Moustapha Sarakibi (Islamic)

Sheikh Moustapha Sarakibi will provide pastoral care for Muslim students and staff at Swinburne.

+61 3 9214 8489

Jessica Cheung (Christian Protestant)

Jessica is fluent in Cantonese. She particularly supports international students. Jessica occasionally visits the Hawthorn campus and is available by appointment. If you want to find people of your own language group or locate a church with a similar background contact Jessica.

+61 3 9214 8489 and +61 4 03 380 837

Rabbi Bochi Broh (Jewish)

I'm the Jewish Chaplain on campus. I have spent the past 10 years travelling the world as a Rabbi, helping serve different communities in countries such as Nigeria, Serbia, Israel, Italy, Canada, US and China to name just a few. Life is short and precious, and it's my mission to bring out the best within each individual, helping people to focus on the good. 'Think good and it will be good!' Feel free to contact me whenever and wherever so together we can help make this place a world G-d would be proud to call His home.

+61 407 535 040

Gemma Chandan (Buddhist, Mindfulness)

Gemma Chandan is a senior finance professional who has worked in various industries and multicultural environments. It was several years ago when she faced burnout, stress and anxiety that led her to explore methods of managing well-being. It was a mix of regular meditation practice and yoga that led her to recovery. It was the benefits of a changed outlook in managing day-to-day life stress that led her to commit to sharing the practice for collective wellbeing.

She is a qualified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher having undergone a 2-year program. Gemma self-identifies as Queer and a Person of Colour. She aspires to create a container of courage and care for all communities nurturing resilient well-being.

Click here to see upcoming mindfulness sessions or to book in a meeting with her. 

Dr Smriti Murali Krishna (Hindu)

Smriti has been bought up with traditional Hindu spiritual values and believes that spiritual values are universal and aren't limited to a particular religion. She implements those spiritual values in all she is engaged in, including her current academic profession of medical scientific research and student mentoring.

She believes students (especially international students) are important and face lots of stress. She promotes emotional wellbeing through Art Therapy and Spiritual practices including Yoga and Meditation. She is an active member of the Australasian Mental Health Higher Education Committee and a Charter Member of the Emotional Well-Being Institute (UN, Geneva).

To book a meeting with Smriti, click here.

Joshua Teo (Christian, Protestant)

Pastor Joshua, equipped with IT and pastoral care expertise, provides practical and spiritual support to Swinburne University. With a history of serving diverse groups, he prioritizes multicultural harmony. In his role as chaplain, he offers pastoral care, interfaith dialogues, community events, and ethical guidance. Joshua's appreciation for the arts adds a dimension of student expression and reflection, aligned with his goal of nurturing unity and understanding at Swinburne.

To book in a time to speak with Joshua, click here

Hawthorn campus

The Multi Faith Centre is located on level 3 of the George Swinburne building, 34 Wakefield Street Hawthorn. There is easy lift access to the center. 

  • GS 308 and GS 305 are suitable for traditional Muslim prayer practices for men and women.
  • GS 302 and GS 310 are available for booking for all spiritual wellbeing and faith and cultural club related activities.
  • GS 303 is a ‘shoes-off’ room that includes a permanent meditation space that is available for all. It is also available for booking for spiritual wellbeing related activities and is equipped with yoga mats and meditation cushions.
  • GS 307 is where chaplains meet with students.

Wantirna campus

WB 224d is available for prayer and reflection. Call security for access.

Faith and cultural clubs

We also have a range of  faith and cultural clubs on campus. If you’re looking to join a group with others who share your faith, get in contact with one that suits.

Wanting to book in for spiritual wellbeing?

Make an appointment to book yoga, a chaplain, or a workshop using our booking system.

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