A new vision for Catholic social services in Victoria

On 1 January 2021, Centacare Ballarat, CatholicCare Melbourne/Gippsland and CatholicCare Sandhurst will merge to form a new entity: CatholicCare Victoria.

This heralds a momentous strategic alignment of the social service agencies of the four Catholic dioceses in Victoria; an amalgamation that will:

  • enhance and strengthen service provision for clients irrespective of their background, to those that are vulnerable and marginalised, facilitating improved coordination and greater choice for clients
  • amplify scale and reach to sustain and grow services, and enable a greater focus on addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice
  • become a model of high performing Catholic mission
  • continue the strong commitment to local communities.

We are working through an integration process to align our organisational structures, programs and systems. We will update this page with key developments as they arise.

If you have any questions, please contact 03 5337 8999 and speak with the Marketing and Communications Officer.

More information: 

Read the Bishops’ Joint Statement

Read the Chairs’ Joint Statement