Enhancing Lives Together

Mayflower is a social enterprise and Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of the older community.

About the Mayflower Group

Mayflower is a leading Not-For-Profit provider of Residential Aged Care, Home Care and Retirement Living options with services in Brighton, Reservoir, Macleod, and Pascoe Vale.

The organisation has an enviable 60 year history of providing responsive and innovative services that enhance independence, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Our Philosophy

Mayflower is built on a foundation of holistic person-centred care. We work hard to promote an environment that is understanding of the needs of others.

We foster and maintain positive relationships with all those who come into contact with Mayflower and we respect the individual’s right of choice with dignity.

Excellence is Mayflower’s aim, we work as a team to strengthen the bonds within the community we serve through communication, inclusiveness and transparency.

We are committed to a culture of learning and growth through knowledge and harnessing the expertise of staff and others.

Our History

Mayflower, a Non-Profit and community-based organisation, has been dedicated to the wellbeing of older community members for more than 60 years.

Founded in 1961 by volunteers from the Collins Street Independent Church, our inaugural facility in Brighton began operations in 1963. Over the years, several other facilities have joined our group, with the most recent addition being Mayflower Edith Bendall in 2022.

Our growth and success are attributed to the combined efforts of our staff, volunteers, residents, donors, and board members. We're presently planning new developments to continue offering top-tier care for our ageing community.

Our Vision:
Care without Compromise

Mayflower is a social enterprise and Not-For-Profit charity that has been serving older Australians for more than 60 years. Our main goal is to enhance the independence, wellbeing, and lifestyle of older community members.

Our Mission

Enhancing quality of life choices for our community.

Our Commitment to Excellence

At Mayflower, we are committed to providing vibrant lifestyle programs and a supportive community for the residents. With fully accredited services and customised care plans, we strive to deliver care without compromise.

Our Values

Empowering Community Members for a Better Future


We care for those in need with empathy and understanding


We strive for quality and distinction


We are honest, ethical and sincere


We recognise the value, uniqueness and dignity of every person


Message from CEO, Stuart Rodney

Mayflower is an organisation with a genuinely compassionate ethos. It is a pleasure to walk around our facilities and be greeted with kindness, enthusiasm, and a wonderful sense of community. As an organisation, we truly provide the best possible care to our residents. We also do everything within our power to ensure a great quality of life and freedom of choice for those within our care.

Who are we

Who Owns Mayflower?

Mayflower is a Not-For-Profit, community-based organisation. Being a Not-For-Profit means we run efficiently, but there isn’t an owner or shareholder taking dividends. Instead, all our profits are reinvested to enhance and develop the care and services that we deliver to our communities.

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Our Team

Meet the Dedicated Team Behind Mayflower

Our team at Mayflower is made up of compassionate individuals who are committed to enhancing the lives of older Australians. With their expertise and dedication, they ensure that residents receive genuine, individually tailored support and care.