Who is CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

Who we are

CatholicCare, previously known as Centacare, has grown from the grass roots of volunteering to the leading not-for-profit community organisation we are today.  We started in 1957 with a very humble and noble premise, to help people. This has not changed or wavered in 60 years.

From the extensive coastline, to the Snowy Mountains, to the rolling hills and flat plains out west, our geographical diversity reflects our client base and the wide range of support services available to anyone in need. Whether it is counselling, family support, homelessness, NDIS services, mental health, aged care, youth outreach, drug and alcohol or housing support you need, we are here to help you.

We‘re the hands and the eyes, we’re the hearts and minds; we are there, there for any human.

What we do

For 60 years, CatholicCare has been a leading provider of support services in the following areas:

Our organisation

With over 250 staff across Canberra and Southern New South Wales regions, CatholicCare is here to serve, along every curve.

Our history

CatholicCare is a large not-for-profit organisation operating in the Canberra and surrounding Southern NSW region. We are proud of our history stemming from a small volunteer base in the 1950’s to who we are today.


The publications provide meaningful and interesting information about CatholicCare and our projects.

Our vision & mission

Our vision is for an equitable society where the rights, dignity and worth of all individuals is recognised and promoted.

CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is the welfare arm of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. In keeping with the Catholic Church’s Social teachings we uphold the dignity of each person by:

providing high quality accessible services
empowering individuals, couples and families
promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships and collaboration for the common good.­­­

Our values

Respect – We recognise and provide services that uphold the inherent dignity of each individual.

Stewardship – We use our gifts and resources in a responsible way that helps provide justice for all.

Solidarity – We commit ourselves to work with others in a way that enables all in our community to share in the common good.

Excellence – We aspire to the highest standards of service for the people we care for, in all that we do and for all in our community.