About Us

Our History

We are proud of our roots in the wave of refugees and migrants who came to Australia post WW2 and during the Solidarity movement of the 1980s. Most did not have large extended families and there were few large Polish communities in Melbourne. In 1983 our organisation emerged as a local community response in Footscray, a suburb where many refugees and migrants settled over the years, not far from the Maribyrnong Migrant Hostel.

Most of our first clients experienced hardship and trauma in their teenage and early adult lives. Many had been taken from their homes and forced to work as slave labour. They had been in war zones and witnessed unimaginable suffering and violence. Some came close to starving. They lived through six years of war, then in camps for the displaced for several years.

Today we support migrants and refugees from all around the world, who settled in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The faces and names of our clients, staff and volunteers are different but the need – and what we do – is the same.

Our Story

AMCS exists to support the diverse needs of older Australians and specialise in supporting seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We provide care, coordination, referrals and support services for hundreds of people every week, employing over 155 friendly staff who understand your language and culture. These staff are supported by some 185 volunteers who generously give up their time to do their part in improving the lives of seniors.

With trusted care, respect for cultural diversity, outstanding professionalism and personalised services, AMCS strives every day to improve the lives and wellbeing of those we support. The success of AMCS over the last 35 years is a testament to our status as a trusted, high-quality service provider.

Our Values

We aim for High Client Satisfaction

We Deliver Quality

We Stand for Respect and Diversity

We Practice Continuous Improvement

We Ensure Compliance