Our History

Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) is a not-for-profit organisation delivering integrated services to older people.

We were founded in 1970 by the Knights of the Southern Cross, a group of socially aware Catholic laymen dedicated to improving the lives of the community, and in particular that of older people.

In 1972 we opened our first Retirement Community, Patrick Minahan Village, in Marrickville and in 1975 we established our first Residential Aged Care Home, John Woodward, in Merrylands. We have been delivering in-home care services to the community since 1996.

Today we care for more than 3,500 clients and operate in over 40 locations across NSW and the ACT.