Uniting works alongside people of all ages in local communities across Victoria and Tasmania. Our services reach to Albury-Wodonga in the north, Mallacoota in East Gippsland, the Wimmera region in the west, and across Tasmania.
Uniting is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. We’ve been supporting Australians for over 100 years. We are 7000 skilled, passionate and creative people providing over 770 programs and services.
We empower children, young people and families to learn and thrive. We’re there for people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction or mental health issues. We support people with disability to live the life they choose. We assist older people to maintain their independence and enjoy life. We provide people with opportunities to access training and meaningful employment. We’re proud to welcome and support asylum seekers to our community. We work to empower people with the information, skills and tools they need to live a healthy, happy life.
As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work. We welcome lesbian, gay, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTIQ) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.
Our founding agencies
We are 21 UnitingCare agencies, Wesley Mission Victoria, Share and UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Early Childhood Services, coming together to become Uniting.
Our Annual Report for 2016-2017 provides more detail about our activities.
We have a long and respected history of supporting local communities in Victoria and Tasmania. You may have known us as:
Creative Ministries Network
John Macrae Centre
South Port UnitingCare
UnitingCare East Burwood Centre
UnitingCare Goulburn North East
UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing
Wesley Centre for Life Enrichment
Wesley Mission Victoria
UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Early Childhood Services