To foster systematic theological reflection within the Catholic tradition of theology.

To promote the dialogue between Christian faith and Australian society.

To be a forum for theological conversation among its members and to assist their professional development as theologians.

To assist members to promote theological formation and education in their respective faculties, departments, colleges and schools.

To give appropriate support to any member who may be accused of doctrinal error.

To cooperate with the Australian Bishops’ Conference and other appropriate bodies in responding to doctrinal and other related issues that arise from time to time.

To take up issues facing the church and society and to make recommendations as it sees fit to the appropriate people or groups.