Our story

From humble beginnings to care provider of thousands.

United by our passion and commitment to make a difference, Southern Cross Care (WA) has improved the lives of people in greatest need for over 50 years.

SCC (WA) was founded in 1966 by a small group of men from the Catholic Order of the Knights of the Southern Cross. To serve the community and meet the growing healthcare needs of the elderly and vulnerable, the Knights mortgaged their houses and established SCC (WA). Now, more than five decades later, the Catholic ethos of the Knights lives on as SCC (WA) continues to support the complex health, care and accommodation needs of our aging population and those living with mental illness.

Making a meaningful difference in people’s lives is made possible by our dedicated workforce of over 900 employees and 170 volunteers. From nurses and care staff working on the frontline to those behind the scenes in leadership and support roles, our employees are driven by a shared desire to make a tangible impact on the lives of those who once cared for us.

Whether living independently in their own home, in one of our retirement villages or needing a higher level of physical or mental health care, we aim to help our residents and clients feel happy, supported, and cared for while maintaining dignity and choice in their life journey.

Our residents and clients

Our residents and clients have been dedicated daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives.

They have risked their lives on the frontline for our country, received orders of Australia for their creative talents and awards of recognition for their service to the community.

They have founded universities and entertained the nation. They embrace life despite disease and disability and have overcome mental health challenges to live more independent lives.

They have even reached the age of 106.

Our residents, clients and staff are our story, and we are proud to be a part of theirs.

We’re here to help.

Please get in touch if you’d like to talk about our services or enquire about available properties.

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