Proud of our reputation

Celebrating age since 1974!

Built on innovation, honest hard work and excellence. Not only for providing superior care, but helping you live a happier, healthier, connected and curious life.

We’re  ACT’s largest locally based not-for-profit aged care provider, owned by members (mostly residents). We’re proud of our unrivalled reputation as an industry leader. And, we’ve won numerous awards.

Our roots are anchored in the National Council of Women. In 1954 a group of forward-thinking women proposed establishing a housing settlement for Canberra’s older people.

Twelve community leaders pursued this ambitious idea. Including the well-known political scholar Professor L.F. Crisp and the founding editor of the Canberra Times, A.T. Shakespeare. The group became the Goodwin Centre Development Committee, in honour of Lt Col John Goodwin, a tireless advocate for the Canberra community.

Today Goodwin enjoys the support of many community partners, and is proudly supported by our patron, the Hon Margaret Reid AO.