mecwacare is proudly a not-for-profit, non-denominational charitable organisation that has been supporting Victorians for more than 62 years. We are a values-based, care-driven organisation that provides residential, community and in-home nursing, care and support services for the elderly and people living with a disability.
mecwacare was founded by a small group of volunteers concerned about the elderly and vulnerable in their local area and formally became the Malvern Elderly Citizens Welfare Association (MECWA) in 1959. In 2007, MECWA changed its name to mecwacare to better represent the organisation’s focus as it grew into a major provider of aged care and disability services across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
We provide optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background. Today, we care for more than 17,000 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly integrated service network operated by more than 2,000 employees and 500-plus volunteers. Our staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 100 languages.
Caring is at the heart of everything we do.