About The Ella Centre

In 1973, the members of St David's Presbyterian (later Uniting) Church and a local residents’ group transformed the Haberfield Methodist Church premises into a community centre, using set-up funds provided by the Federal Government. Henry Ella, a local resident and member of St David's Presbyterian Uniting Church, then generously donated a significant sum of money and, with the creation of a trust fund, the Centre’s operations were able to continue.

The Ella retains a close relationship with St David’s Uniting Church, www.stdavids.org.au and the Uniting Churches community service arm Uniting, www.uniting.org

Since that time, The Ella Centre has expanded its services and is now a major Inner West provider of services to the frail aged, people with a disability, and their carers. The Ella provides services to adults only, 18 and over in all it's services.  The Ella Centre is committed to deliver quality services and meets the requirements of the NSW Disability Service Standards and the Commonwealth Home Care Standards.   

The Ella Centre has won numerous awards over the years in the Non-for-Profit category, which have included the Inner West Business Achiever Award, The Inner West Local Business Award, Senior Citizens Week Premiers Award, The Premiers Community Award, and an Australia Day Award for volunteer services to the community. It has also been acknowledged in Parliament by local MP, Jo Haylen, for the outstanding work in the local Inner West community.

Service Charter Service Charter (26 KB)

Strategic Directions Strategic Directions (21 KB)

Annual Report 2016 Annual Report 2017 (590 KB)

Annual Report 2016 Annual Financial Report 2017 (86 KB)


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