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09 April 2014


National Organisations 

Catholic Health Australia The largest non-government provider grouping of health, community and aged care services in Australia, nationally representing Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities and related organisations and services. 

Catholic Social Services Australia The Catholic Church's peak national body for social services in Australia. Its 63 member organisations provide social services to over a million Australians a year, delivering services in local communities in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia. Working with Catholic organisations, governments, other churches and all people of good will, to develop social welfare policies, programs and other strategic responses that work towards the economic, social and spiritual well-being of the Australian community, CSSA is a commission of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC).

State based Organisations 

Jesuit Social Services Works to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential - by partnering with the community to support those most in need, and working to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.

Mackillop Family Services Catholic welfare agency working to foster hope in every person by awakening them to an appreciation of their self-worth.

Catholic Healthcare One of the largest Catholic providers of aged, community and healthcare services. Operating in New South Wales and South East Queensland, to promote life in all its fullness, inspired by the Catholic tradition.

Catholic Safety Health & Welfare SA Catholic Safety Health and Welfare SA (CSHW SA) is the agency that manages the Church's Injury Prevention. The team of OHS Consultants provide support, advice and assistance to all Industry Sector worksites - Education, Health, Social Services and Parish, in relation to occupational, health, safety and welfare legislation, hazard and incident management.

Mercy Aged Care & Health  A Catholic community benefit organisation founded by the Sisters of Mercy to deliver health, aged care and community services. Cares for nearly half a million people across Victoria, southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory each year.

Southern Cross VIC A respected Catholic aged care service provider that has been providing residential and community care services for older people throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria for more than 40 years.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes One of Victoria’s largest providers of disability, education and senior services, with more than 60 programs supporting over 6,000 people across Victoria and southern New South Wales with accommodation, residential care, community care and retirement living choices

St John of God Private hospitals, pathology, home nursing and social outreach and advocacy services, throughout Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

St Vincent de Paul Aged care, community and disability services, housing and homelessness, mental health, education and tutoring are just some of the many wonderful things that Vinnies offers to the disadvantaged, engaging over 40,000 members and many more volunteers.

Cabrini Health Australia Owned and operated by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini has 832 beds and a comprehensive range of health services. The Cabrini Institute supports education and research, in order to continually improve the quality of care and educate tomorrow’s health professionals.

Southern Cross NSW/ACT Aged care service provider in NSW and ACT. Established by the Knights of the Southern Cross, an order of Catholic laymen, Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) has been established for more than 40 years and has 39 locations across NSW and ACT.

St Vincents Health Australia The nation's largest not-for-profit Catholic health and aged care provider. Spanning the eastern seaboard, St Vincent's Health Australia is a clinical, research and education leader working in private hospitals, public hospitals and aged care services.

Catholic Aged Care Sydney Operator of nine parish retirement villages and is the Commonwelath approved provider of five parish residential aged care facilities who deliver Catholic senior living services to seniors within the Sydney region.

Little Company of Mary (incorporating Calvary Care) Serves communities and individuals through more than 20 health, aged and community care services throughout New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory by providing public and private hospitals, retirement living and residential aged care, community care and comprehensive palliative care.

OzCare Provides quality health and community services to clients across Queensland.  

Southern Cross QLD Providing aged care services for more than 30 years throughout South East Queensland, including independent retirement living, low to high level residential aged care, in-home support and respite care.

Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Offering as number of services and ministries including: Mater Health, which provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year via seven hospitals, a medical research institute, pathology and pharmacy businesses—all of which are underpinned by community support through theMater Foundation. Mercy Aged Care Services provides residential aged and community care in the North Brisbane region.



Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement professional and confidential service to anyone who is bereaved: child, sibling, parent, grandparent, relative, and friend or work colleague.






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