About us

Goodwin Aged Care Services (Goodwin) has been supporting seniors with quality care and accommodation for more than 65 years. We are not-for-profit, and the largest and longest standing aged care provider in the ACT.


We believe that every person should have quality of life and the opportunity to stay productive in their community.


Our company has its roots in a meeting called by the National Council of Women in 1954, where these forward-thinking ladies proposed establishing a housing settlement for Canberra’s older people. Twelve community leaders formed a committee to pursue 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 decided to call itself the Goodwin Centre Development Committee in honour of Lt. Col. J Thomas Hill Goodwin, who was a renowned public servant and tireless advocate for the needs of the growing Canberra community.

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

Our culture


We help people to live independently, within a supportive community and with services close at hand to meet their changing needs. Our services include residential care, home care, independent living, day clubs and health and wellness centres. To maintain our presence as leaders in the industry we will continue to develop our services.

It is our people who have helped build the company’s reputation for quality care and dedicated service, and further deepened Goodwin’s links to the Canberra community. The company has grown to become one of the national capital’s largest non-government employers, and today employs people across many different professions.


We believe that every person should have quality of life and the opportunity to stay productive in their community.


  • To nurture a professional team which will foster pride, integrity and growth; and satisfaction for our residents and clients.
  • To provide quality services, including care, accommodation, support and assistance which will enable people to live with dignity and independence.
  • To be adaptable and prepared for creative change in the achievement of our purpose.


Excellence – We aim to do the job right, the first time, to the highest quality standards and incorporating best practice procedures.

Care – We strive for excellence in care, services and accommodation focused on the individual’s right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Innovation – We encourage new initiatives and support innovation to develop our services for improved outcomes and to maintain best practice.

Social Responsibility – We are committed to operating in a way that considers, manages and balances the financial, social and environmental impacts of all our business activities.

Encouragement – We are committed to supporting our people through fostering a positive workplace, high level teamwork, use of initiative, mutual understanding and trust.


2019 Leading Aged Care Services (LASA), InnovAGEING

Increasing Access to Care Services Winner

For Goodwin’s commitment to innovation and continual improvement

2019 Property Council of Australia

ACT Development of the Year award Winner

The Central at Crace

2019 COTA ACT Positive Ageing Awards

Age Friendly Canberra

Goodwin Health and Wellness Team

2018 Housing Industry Association (HIA)

The Central, developed by Manteena, declared Winner in Specialised Housing category (ACT/Regional NSW)

Regional Housing Awards


2018 Healthier Work ACT

Gold status, recognising our commitment to employee wellness and health

Healthier Work Recognition Scheme, ACT

2016 COTA ACT Seniors Week

Age Friendly Community Award, Goodwin Day Clubs

Positive Ageing Awards

2015 Property Council of Australia

Best Retirement Living Development in Australia

Innovation and Excellence Awards

2015 Property Council of Australia (ACT)

Development of the Year

Innovation and Excellence Awards

2012 Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd

Better Practice Awards 2012 Winner

Resident Lifestyle – Hearing aider program

2012 Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd

Better Practice Awards 2012 Winner

Staff Development and Retention – Empowering people to make a positive difference

2012 Master Builders & Boral

Excellence in Building Awards

Apartments and Units Above Three Storeys

2012 Master Builders & Boral

Excellence in Building Awards

Landscaping: Apartments/Units/Aged Care