About us

One Tree Community Services work with people and communities to transform challenges into possibilities. Our strength is providing services in rural and remote areas, or challenging environments.

We are a not-for-profit charity whose purpose is to advance education and social or public welfare. We provide early and middle childhood education and care (including out of school hours care), community services, professional support and training across Australia.

One Tree:

  • builds resilient individuals, families and communities; and
  • relieves suffering by providing support, services, management and learning opportunities for organisations and people, including those disadvantaged by poverty, violence, illness, location or lack of high-quality services.

One Tree provides over 50 services and employs approximately 600 staff from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

“Working with individuals, families and communities for us is about valuing history, culture and the environment and listening to, and becoming part of the stories that define them.”


Karri Hillier, CEO

We believe that working with communities rather than in communities is essential for achieving the best possible results. We have found that the willingness and spirit of local people and organisations to become part of the solution is often the largest influence for creating positive change.

Our spirit of working together, meeting the challenge and being determined to lead inspires everything we do. Creating a sense of belonging—for our staff, and the children, families and communities we work with is important to us.

This is what makes us “the place to be”.


One Tree Community Services acknowledges the traditional owners of country where we operate. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognise their continuing cultural connections to their land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and to all First Australians of today.

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