CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay

CatholicCare has been the public face of professional caring in the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay since 1987. We provide a wide range of programs and support services to children, young people, individuals and families from our Family Centres and outreach locations throughout northern Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. Hospital Chaplaincy is also provided in acute care hospitals throughout the diocese.

CatholicCare programs are funded by both NSW State and the Australian Government. This includes the NSW Departments of Fair Trading, Family and Community Services (Community Services, Ageing Disability and Home Care), Health, Premier and Cabinet, and NSW Legal Aid Commission. The Australian Government Departments of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Attorney General, and Health and Ageing (DOHA) also provide funding to CatholicCare.

The Catholic Diocese and Parishes of Broken Bay give financial support to particular program areas, with additional support received from other churche groups and also private donors. CatholicCare assists more than 14,000 children, young people, individuals, couples and families, each year.


Agency Head

Ms Lyn Ainsworth, Executive Director


Caroline Chisholm Centre, Building 2, Level 7, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia


(02) 9481 2600



  • Aged Care (Community)
  • Early Learning (including Child Care)
  • Children's Services (excluding Foster Care)
  • Disability
  • Family Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Education
  • Out of Home Care - Residential Care
  • Emergency Relief (includes Disaster Relief)
  • Family and Relationships Services
  • Homelessness
  • Financial Counselling
  • Marriage Education
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Policy/Advocacy/Research
  • Pregnancy Support
  • Out of Home Care - Foster Care
  • Youth Services
  • Mary Macs meals for homeless