About us


Doutta Galla Aged Services was founded in 1991, when a group of community members saw the need for a not-for-profit, non denominational aged care organisation to serve Melbourne’s West. The City of Melbourne was an early and important supporter. Doutta Galla now manages eight aged care residences and three independent living villages across Victoria. We are proud to have maintained our independence, our charitable status, and our commitment to provide accessible, affordable, quality care and accommodation to all – regardless of religious, socioeconomic and ethnic background.

Strategic Plan

Stronger Together – Doutta Galla Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017 Established in 1991, Doutta Galla Aged Service is an independent, not-for-profit, non-denominational aged care and seniors’ accommodation provider.[…]

Our People

Doutta Galla is a not-for-profit, community based, independent organisation founded in 1991. Doutta Galla is managed by an independent Board of Directors who provides their professional skills and knowledge on a volunteer basis.[…]


Doutta Galla Aged Services is a member of the following peak bodies and organisations:

Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA)
02 6230 1676

Aged Care and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
02 6282 7827

Fundraising Institute of Australia
1300 889 670

Philanthropy Australia
03 9662 9299

Publications and Reports


Research and Innovation

Innovations in our therapeutic and lifestyle programs show how new approaches help everyone live and age well.With the generous support of organisations, local government, businesses and trusts, we have created programs to address:

  • Sensory needs of people with dementia
  • Men’s social isolation
  • Reciprocal intergenerational relationships
  • Community connection through handheld technologies
  • These innovations have improved everyday lives, and are unlocking the potential of older people.[…]

News and events