About MacKillop

Our vision is that all children, young people and families are safe, thriving and connected to culture and community. MacKillop Family Services will care compassionately, respond large-heartedly and advocate courageously.

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At  MacKillop Family Services, we work for the rights of all children to be free to enjoy their childhood in a safe and loving home, where they are nurtured and have a sense of belonging and cultural identity. Our work is underpinned by: strong governance; a deep commitment to social justice; to families; to the prevention of harm; and to practice based on research evidence. Through collaboration we promote the national development of skilled responses to trauma and loss, and advocate for the rights of marginalised people.

We work across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

Each young person and family we work with is protected, nurtured and given the chance to build a brighter future. Our programs include:

  • Foster Care and Residential Care Services (Out-of-Home Care)
  • Disability Services
  • Youth Services
  • Education Services
  • Family Services and Support
  • Heritage and Information Service
  • Psychology Clinic

We are an accredited provider of The Sanctuary Model. Sanctuary supports organisations to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults affected by trauma, and to maintain a culture that reflects these qualities at every level within the organisation.

In 1997, MacKillop Family Services was formed by our three founding congregations — the Sisters of Mercy, the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of St Joseph. MacKillop is now a leading provider of integrated services to children, young people and families. Read our history.

In November 2017 we released our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, our vision for the next three years. Read it here.


  • VIC Central Officeenquiry@mackillop.org.au(03) 9699 9177237 Cecil StreetSouth Melbourne VIC 3205
  • NSW Head Officensw@mackillop.org.au(02) 8881 4800Level 1, 38 Prince StreetBlacktown NSW 2148
  • WA Officewa@mackillop.org.au(08) 9250 1114147-149 Colin StreetWest Perth WA 6005
  • Foster Care Enquiry Hotline1300 791 677
  • Supporter Hotline1300 218 935
MacKillop Family Services' current Chief Executive Officer Dr Robyn Miller


Dr Robyn Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of MacKillop Family Services.  Read more

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Our Values

At MacKillop Family Services we commit to five foundational values, which we seek to embed in our organisational culture and practice.  Read more

Our Board and Members

MacKillop Family Services' Board has overall responsibility for the governance of the organisation. In particular, the Board oversees the achievements of organisational aims, strategic planning and review.   Read more

Our Executive Team

MacKillop Family Services' Executive Team is responsible for setting best practice standards of management and providing leadership for the organisation. We would like to thank our Executive Team for their ongoing leadership and guidance.   Read more

Annual Reports

Current Annual Report Annual Report 16-17 Financial Report 16-17 Our 20th Annual Report focuses on four key themes which are central to our work:leadership, empowerment, nurture and opportunity....  Read more

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Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is critical to MacKillop's development as an organisation and outlines the direction we will take in the coming years. It allows us to design, inform and provide the most effective services to vulnerable children, young people and families.  Read more


MacKillop Family Service's website has been written with accessibility and Web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 compliance in mind.   Read more

Privacy Statement

These privacy statements explain how we manage your personal information.  Read more

Terms and Conditions of Use of This Website

Welcome to the website of MacKillop Family Services ("the Site"). The Site is owned and operated by MacKillop Family Services including information, graphics, text and other material under the domain name "www.mackillop.org.au".  Read more

Child Safe Organisations: Prevention and Practice Beyond the Royal Commission

Inaugural MacKillop Conference

On 21 March 2018 MacKillop Family Services held our inaugural conference, Child Safe Organisations: Prevention and Practice Beyond the Royal Commission.  Read more