History | Assisi Centre

Assisi Aged Care was founded in 1993 as an initiative of the leaders in 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.