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About us

We've been in Australia a long time—in fact, Australian Unity is one of the nation's oldest mutual companies. 
 
Our heritage goes back more than 175 years to the establishment of Manchester Unity in Victoria and South Australia on 7 December 1840. To help put that into perspective, that's before the birth of bushranger Ned Kelly and before Aussie Rules Football was even invented!
 
We trace our origins to a pub in Melbourne where a group of eight people formed a friendly society with the goal of looking after the health and wellbeing of its members. Fast forward to today and we employ more than 7,500 people providing health, wealth and living services to around one million Australians.

Despite our growth and changes in some of the things we do, our focus is the same as it was more than 175 years ago: to serve and enhance the wellbeing of our members, our customers and our community.  
 

Helping people thrive

Helping almost 1 million Australians create a brighter future with our health, wealth and living services.    

We provide products designed to enable customers and members to thrive

Australian Unity in the community

Australian Unity is a company founded on social values and community contribution.  Established in response to unmet community needs in 1840, we continue to identify and help solve the health and financial needs of the broader community.

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Wellbeing index

Since 2000, we've been at the forefront of measuring the happiness and wellbeing of Australians. 
Read more about the Wellbeing Index

Financial Inclusion Action Plan

We are using our individual commitment and collective range of skills to support those facing financial exclusion

Read more about our financial inclusion action plan
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Reconciliation Action Plan

We are dedicated to driving reconciliation through employment and training outcomes.   

Read more about our reconciliation action plan