We were established by Victorian founding fathers including George Selth Coppin, a Member of Parliament and philanthropist. The association’s first village was located in Rushall Park, North Fitzroy after the Government of Victoria gifted an acreage of land.
Our Vision 2020 draws on OCAV’s proven track record in developing practical and effective solutions, whether it is affordable housing, co-designed programs with its residents, or research into new ways of providing support.
The Social Return on Investment analysis we carried out, Living Communities Age Well, has found that for every $1 invested in OCAV, $7.41 of value is created for residents, the community, and the Federal and State Governments.
We have DGR status and donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible.
OCAV is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.