UnitingCare Australia acknowledges the sovereign First Peoples of the lands and waters where we work in locations across the country. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and to all their descendants who have cared for this place since creation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware this website may contain images, voices, and videos of deceased persons.


The UnitingCare network is one of the largest networks of social services providers in Australia, supporting 1.4 million people every year across urban, rural and remote communities and powered by over 50,000 staff and 30,000 volunteers.

The UnitingCare network has been there for all Australians over the past 100 years. Together we believe that everyone should live life to its fullest and with dignity, no matter their circumstances. We’re advocates for social justice and we work across party lines to give a voice to the most vulnerable in our community. We’re innovative, ambitious and passionate about inspiring a better world.

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We maintain bipartisan working relationships across all political parties and with key politicians, public servants and thought leaders at the national level.

  1. Justice for First Peoples

  2. Ageing to our Full Potential

  3. Addressing Economic Inequality

  4. Disability Royal Commission

  5. A Just Australia

  • Justice for First Peoples

    The experience of Australia’s First Peoples is one of survival, strength, resilience, and determination for a different future. Yet, the historical and social effects of racism and dispossession have led to disproportionate disadvantage across a range of measures.

  • Ageing to our Full Potential

    We advocate for a future-proofed aged care system that meets the needs of all, enabling the flexibility of services to adapt and evolve to change. In particular, our focus is on health, disability, and social supports that are accessible to all people regardless of their age and personal situation, to enable each of us to age to our full potential.

  • Addressing Economic Inequality

    We believe all people should have the means and opportunities to participate socially and economically and to live with dignity and thrive, but issues such as economic inequality mean this isn’t always the case.

  • Disability Royal Commission

    We believe people living with disability should feel included, supported, and have their human rights respected. We work alongside people with disability and their families and advocates to assist in envisioning and realising a society where disability is no barrier to participation.

  • A Just Australia

    At UnitingCare Australia, we are committed to acting justly and compassionately in all that we do, and strive to help shape a nation where each person can flourish and enjoy abundant life.

The Cost of Living

Today, one in four Australians report difficulties in getting by on their current income as we live through the largest cost-of-living increase since the year 2000. Australians are facing difficult choices between paying their mortgages, food and electricity bills, or finding the means to cover medical, childcare, fuel costs. More people are relying on emergency relief and poverty-related services to survive each day, as financial hardship impacts a broader cross-section of the population.

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UnitingCare Australia is the national body for the Uniting Church’s community services network and an agency of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.

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