mecwacare, Sponsors

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. 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.
Mecwacare has 14 aged care homes, two retirement living villages, three community housing sites, disability day centres and community centres, four opportunity shops and home nursing and care services across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Our purpose is to partner with the elderly and people living with a disability to live fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Find out how we support your or a loved one today. Call 1800 163 292 or visit

We could not do what we do without the generosity of our many supporters and friends, including donors, corporate partners, trusts and foundations.

There are many ways you can help mecwacare continue supporting the most vulnerable people in our community:

  • Make a donation by calling 03 8573 4809 or
  • Leave a lasting gift and remember us in your Will.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.