CCRESS is the Catholic Conference of Religious Educators in State Schools in NSW-ACT. Each Catholic Diocese in NSW and the ACT has membership and voting rights via those . Voting members are those individuals allocated responsibility by the Bishop of each Diocese for the Teaching of Special Religious Education (SRE) in State Schools. 

CCRESS exists to promote the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church by assisting families of Catholic Students attending State Schools in NSW and the ACT through programs of religious education and catechesis. CCRESS assist the Bishops in their pastoral duty to provide religious education and catechesis for the Catholic children attending State Schools in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).