Through our work we continue the mission of the Good Shepherd Sisters and envision a world that is just, equal and upholds human rights for all.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is part of a global network spanning over 70 countries, working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives.
The Sisters of the Good Shepherd were founded in France in 1835 by Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier to assist women and children in most need. More than 180 years later, Good Shepherd continues to provide courageous and compassionate service to women, girls and families in vulnerable circumstances around the world.
Good Shepherd played a significant role as a residential welfare provider in Australia from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. We’re on a continuing journey in our relationship with past residents, providing access to records, creating memorials, giving apologies and redress, and making public the life stories of past residents.
We are all partners in mission. Like the Good Shepherd Sisters, we work side by side with people in the community wherever services are needed and wherever there are opportunities for positive change.
We are committed to creating a culture of continual improvement and compliance with relevant legislation, regulation, codes, guidelines and industry standards.