About Us | Assisi Centre


Assisi Aged Care was founded in 1992 as an initiative of leaders within Melbourne’s Italian community. It was established as a not-for-profit religious and charitable organisation for Melbourne’s elderly Italian population.

Located in the heart of Rosanna, Victoria, Assisi Aged Care is situated on the same property as a stunning 1920s-built Sisters of Mercy novitiate convent and chapel.

The first 90 beds—of the 120 granted by the Commonwealth Government—were opened in 1993 with the remaining 30 beds becoming available in 1997. Furthermore, after a $21M upgrade in 2014, capacity was increased to 150 beds.

As a not-for-profit Commonwealth-accredited aged care provider, Assisi is governed by a Board consisting of 12 members—the majority having Italian backgrounds— from Melbourne’s business and cultural community. As an organisation, we are committed to the provision of high-quality, up-to-date and culturally appropriate services for the Italian community.

With plans for an expansion of services to include an on-site retirement village and a wide range of amenities also located on the premises, the future for Assisi Aged Care is bright.

We look forward to being your preferred choice for aged care accommodation and services in Melbourne for years to come.






Our vision is directed by our Italian heritage, our community responsibilities and Christian ideals, especially in our respect for the contribution of our elders to our lives. This guides us to support our community by providing the best possible emotional, physical and spiritual care for the frail aged of the Italian community.

Our Mission

We understand that the decision to enter an aged care home is difficult for all concerned. We see these situations every day, and most of us have been involved ourselves. Entering aged care is a significant life choice, often made when least expected and usually decided by the family as a whole.

Part of our mission is to try and help you anyway we can at all times during the process. Our Family Support Program is one of the ways we can help during the transition. Assisi staff wants every resident and family member to feel very much at home, looked after and well cared for.


Our Values

Our values are best reflected in the word “respect.” For us, this stands for:

We believe in: