Uniting WA (previously UnitingCare West) commenced operations as a new community service agency of the Uniting Church Western Australia on 1 July 2006.

The agency was created following a decision by the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Western Australia to merge services and programs of eight community services agencies and parish missions: Fremantle Wesley Mission, Rainbow Project, Trinity Outreach Services, UCA Outreach Services, UnitingCare Kwinana; Mofflyn, Uniting Community House, and Wesley Mission Perth.

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2020 Commenced trading as Uniting WA

2015 UnitingCare West begins delivering disability support services in Albany and Surrounds

2013 UnitingCare Crossroads merges into UnitingCare West

2013 Food Rescue merges into UnitingCare West

2009 SafeCare merges into UnitingCare West (became Child and Family Therapeutic Service)

2006 UnitingCare West forms

2002 Trinity Residential College forms (merger of Kingswood College and St Columba College)

1999 First Rainbow Lunch occurs

1997 Tranby College established

1992 UnitingCare Kwinana opens

1983 St Stephen’s School established

1982 UCA Outreach Services Forms

1977 Basis of Union – Uniting Church in Australia forms

Pre-Union Legend

Methodist Church of Australasia

Presbyterian Church of Australia

Congregational Union of Australia

1952 Penhros College established

1923 Fremantle Central Methodist Mission forms (became Fremantle Wesley Mission)

1923 Wesley College established

1922 Methodist Homes for Children forms (became Mofflyn)

1915 Central Methodist Mission forms (became Wesley Mission Perth)

1915 Presbyterian Ladies’ College established

1908 Methodist Ladies’ College established

1897 Scotch College established

1893 First ‘Sister of the People’ appointed for Fremantle

1881 Build commences on Perth Presbyterian Church, then Fremantle and Albany

1879 David Shearer establishes the Presbyterian Church in WA

1870 Wesley Church opens, with the bell from the ‘Tranby’

1865 Trinity Outreach Services operating from new Trinity Church

1843 First prayer meeting held

1830 Joseph and John Wall Hardey arrive on the ‘Tranby’ and build Tranby House

1829 Henry Trigg arrives on the ‘Lotus’