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. Economic Equality and Inclusion

  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.

  • Economic Equality and Inclusion

    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.

A History of Influence. A Future of Impact.

For the past 30 years, UnitingCare Australia has given voice to the Uniting Church’s commitment to social justice through advocacy and by strengthening community service provision. Today the UnitingCare Network of community services is one of the largest in the country. Together we have significant impact and influence – and we’re just getting started.

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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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