No matter where you come from, who you are or what you believe.

Existing to do Christ’s work in the community, Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains is the Diocese of Parramatta’s social welfare agency.

The most vulnerable, disadvantaged members of our community — regardless of faith, religion, gender, ethnicity, age or socio-economic background — can turn to us for support and professional care.

Our aim is to be the face of Christ and to make a positive difference — through the Church — in the lives of those who need our support, and to help them find joy and purpose in life.

Our History


Four Sydney women dreamed that anyone in distress or living in poverty could receive professional care from the Catholic Church.

They wrote to the then-Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Gilroy, suggesting that a Catholic welfare organisation be established, and the Catholic Welfare Bureau was born in 1940.


When the Diocese of Parramatta was created in 1986, the welfare arm became Centrecare Parramatta.


In 2017, Centacare was renamed Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.


Today, Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains reaches thousands of people in the community each year through the work of more than 200 committed staff and volunteers.

Year in Review.

These annual reports show exactly how Catholic Care is making a difference in our communities.

In the words of Bishop Van Nguyen: “Throughout this report you will see example after example of the many relationships helping to heal lives, give hope and enable human flourishing. You will see people focusing on others as a whole human person and you will see solidarity, kindness and love.”

Year in Review 2022-2023

Community Stories.

Day after day, year after year, our dedicated staff and volunteers go out into our communities and connect with people in all manner of situations — whether it’s to help, support, befriend or just listen — and they invariably tell us heartwarming stories of hope, humanity and triumphs of the spirit.

Some of those stories are recorded here, and may inspire you to connect with your neighbours on many levels, too.

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How you can support life-changing work.

To help us make a positive difference, donations are welcome and much appreciated.

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