UnitingCare Australia celebrates 30 years of impact

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In September 2023, UnitingCare Australia celebrates 30 years of giving voice to the Uniting Church’s commitment to social justice through advocacy and strengthening community service provision.

From the very beginning, our commitment to service has mirrored what is stated in the Basis of Union, perpetuating the link between “service and caring with political action and witness”.

Today the UnitingCare Network of community services is one of the largest in the country with significant impact and influence and an enviable track-record for delivering positive outcomes for all Australians.

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we collected historical information, stories and reflections from those who have helped shape UnitingCare Australia. These reflections create a powerful story of influence and a strong sense of the potential for impact that lies ahead of us. Key achievements recognised by the network include:

  • Strong and influential advocacy and relationships with Government underpinned by front-line experience and a united voice of the UnitingCare network.
  • Building a united network and identity that operates as a collective to achieve influence and impact with Government and to improve service delivery and collaboration.
  • Recognised as a strong national voice for justice representing the Uniting Church’s community services.
  • Reforms achieved together with the network in areas of aged care, treasury, employment, social services and early childhood education and care.


Reflections of the past

Hear from some of the extraordinary leaders who’ve worked for and with UnitingCare Australia over the past 30 years.

30 years in 3 minutes

A celebratory piece that was created for the 2023 Leaders Forum.

A timeline of events


Visit our 30 year campaign page