The Uniting Church says the royal commission into child abuse will provide a chance for healing, justice and reconciliation.
It has vowed to work "openly and transparently" with the investigation.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly acknowledged "the pain and suffering" of the child victims of abuse, "particularly at the hand of institutions".
The commission, announced on Monday by the federal government, will cover all religious institutions, state-based organisations, schools and not-for-profit groups such as scouts and sporting clubs.
"Abuse of children is intolerable wherever it occurs," the church said.
"The Uniting Church is committed to working openly and transparently with the royal commission announced yesterday by the federal government.
"We hope the royal commission will provide an opportunity for healing, justice and reconciliation for all those who have suffered."