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Victoria - Organisation

CatholicCare Victoria (2011 - )

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Alternative Names
  • CatholicCare (Also known as, 2011 - 2021)

CatholicCare was formerly known as Centacare Catholic Family Services. The name change was in line with other organisations within Catholic Social Services Australia, the peak body for Catholic community service providers in Australia. The new name was adopted to emphasise the continuing links between these services and the mission work of the Catholic Church. In 2021, the organisation was renamed CatholicCare Victoria, reflecting a merger with CatholicCare Sandhurst and Centacare Ballarat.


 1935 - 1998 Catholic Social Service Bureau
       1998 - 2011 Centacare Catholic Family Services
             2011 - CatholicCare Victoria


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Our History', CatholicCare Victoria,; Press release issued on CatholicCare website 'Centacare Sydney Changes Name to CatholicCare', 2008; email received from CatholicCare Victoria 23 March 2021.

Prepared by: Nell Musgrove