Now part of Mercy Health

In 2017, Southern Cross Care (Vic) joined Mercy Health to become one of the largest not-for-profit aged care providers in Australia.

As Catholic, values-driven organisations, our partnership is founded on a shared 2000-year tradition of compassionate care for older and vulnerable people. We are dedicated to forward-thinking, contemporary aged care, supporting each person’s unique story to ensure later life is as rich and fulfilling as possible.

By joining together, Southern Cross Care (Vic) and Mercy Health can provide ongoing flexibility, choice, reliability, and leading care services for older Australians and their families.

In any one year we support and care for almost 3,000 people who live in our 35 aged care homes, partner with more than 8,500 home and community care clients and maintain 409 retirement living units and apartments, across the following services:

Home Care

We provide a variety of community-based aged care services to keep people happy, healthy, and independent in their own homes.

Find out more about our approach to Home Care

Residential Aged Care

We provide a wide range of personally tailored care options in homes across the country. Whether you are visiting our redeveloped state-of-the-art homes or our warm and well-established communities, you will see that a common philosophy and set of values is what sets our aged care homes apart.

View Mercy Health’s approach to residential aged care homes

Independent Living Units

Are you looking for a retirement environment where you can enjoy life and privacy in comfort, with the convenience of knowing care is never far away? Independent living units ensure you can enjoy the independence of your own home without the hassle and responsibility of maintaining a house.

View Mercy Health’s approach to independent living units and villages

Why choose us?

Southern Cross Care (Vic) is a leading home care provider dedicated to helping older people stay independent and enjoying the best possible life at home.

Why choose us?


Our founders were the Knights of the Southern Cross, a lay Catholic men’s organisation with a strong social welfare focus that has existed in Australia for nearly a century.


Catholic identity

We hold firm to this heritage and ethos today. We have a particular focus on caring for older people who are living with dementia and other complex needs, regardless of their financial situation. We demonstrate our Catholic identity most profoundly in our determination to treat all people with dignity, integrity and respect. We are also...
Catholic identity