Lay Carmelites are men and women from all walks of life who are called to live 'in the midst of the people' according to the spirit of the contemplative Order of Carmelites.
- They draw their inspiration from the prophet Elijah and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Lay Carmelite communities exist in all states of Australia.
- They meet in several locations in the Wollongong Diocese monthly.
- Carmelites - Lay Carmelites (Third Order of Our Lady of Mt Carmel)