ChaplainWatch: Watching out for you when your good times go bad

 Unique approach to serving our city

NightWatch pro-actively patrol our city's entertainment precincts, overnight, watching out for anyone in crisis, at risk or in need.

Venture into the entertainment precincts of your city after midnight and you will be confronted by thousands of people swarming through the pubs and clubs, inhabiting the streets. The truth is someone, somewhere, will get into trouble.

ChaplainWatch is a not-for-profit charity that was founded by Lance Mergard to proactively address the issues and consequences of alcohol (and other drug) related anti-social behaviour, crime and violence that occur within the major entertainment precinct of Brisbane City including Fortitude Valley, the Central Business District and Caxton Street. 

ChaplainWatch Offers:

  • Midnight to dawn mobile patrols focusing on public safety in public spaces
  • Rapid response with crisis intervention, frontline first aid, incident defusing and peace-making 
  • Street-wise, professional, confident, independent, non-authoritarian with decades of experience

To make a donation, click here


To register your interest in volunteering with ChaplainWatch as a NightWatch Chaplain, please click here.

Senior Chaplain, Lance Mergard named Brisbane Citizen of the Year 2013

It is with great honour that Lance Mergard accepted the Citizen of the Year award on Thursday 24 January 2013 from The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Quirk.





Our heartfelt thanks to Madeleine Hicks and her amazing team for organising a Trivia Night in support of ChaplainWatch and the NightWatch Chaplains. The endless hours of preparation didn't go unnoticed and could be clearly seen in the success of the event. It was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.


QLD State Government Dept of Communities