Family Action was the new name given in 1983 to the former Melbourne Family Care Organisation. In 1993, Family Action merged with Family Focus and the National Children's Bureau of Australia to form OzChild.
c. 1845 - 1853 St James' Orphan Asylum and Visiting Society
1853 - 1926 Melbourne Orphan Asylum
1926 - 1965 Melbourne Orphanage
1965 - 1987 Melbourne Family Care Organisation
1987 - 1993 Family Action
c. 1987 - Windermere Child and Family Services
1993 - OzChild
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Melbourne Orphan Asylum (Vic.) (1853 -)', in Australian Women's Register, Rosemary Francis, National Foundation for Australian Women, 22 October 2003, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0611b.htm; Jaggs, Donella, Asylum to action. Family Action 1851-1991: a history of services and policy development for families in times of vulnerability, Family Action, Melbourne, 1991.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 10 March 2009, Last modified: 6 September 2013