ACTIVE Clients


Branches across 3 lga’s




Years Experience





Newcastle Meals on Wheels has had a place in the hearts and homes of Novocastrians for the past 58 years.

For us it all began here in Newcastle in 1963…. Reverend Donald Bailey introduced the service by starting a caring group known as the Newcastle Meals on Wheels Fellowship which began deliveries to seven elderly people.

Since then every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the past 58 years, a friendly smile, a chat about the weather, a nutritious meal and the knowledge that someone will drop by to say hello has changed the lives of many Novocastrians. And we are proud to be continuing their legacy.
Newcastle Meals on Wheels has come a long way since those humble beginnings in Brown Street Congregational Church, Newcastle and we now boast a state of the art Catering Centre, nine Meals on Wheels branches, a Social Support program and a Distribution Centre that provides meals to services throughout the Hunter region.

We are proudly the largest Meals on Wheels service in NSW – catering to over 1000 clients from our 9 branches

Our Mission:
More Than Just a Meal

To provide a quality nutritious meal delivered to your door

To monitor the health, safety and well-being of our clients

To provide a service that brings people together

To enable the client to remain living at home for as long as possible

To maintain and enhance clients’ independence and quality of life

To prevent early or inappropriate admission to a hospital, hostel or nursing home.

In providing these services through our volunteer workforce we strengthen communities. 

Why Choose Newcastle
Meals on Wheels?

Newcastle Meals on Wheels is not just about delivering nutritious meals and giving you access to a wide range of quality social services…

We enable frail older people and younger people with disabilities and their carers to remain in their own homes and enjoy a level of independence and style of living to suit their individual needs.

While aged care or other support may be needed later, Meals on Wheels provides a way for people to stay in the comfort of a familiar home environment for as long as possible.

We welcome you into a friendly and caring community filled with dedicated staff and volunteers, and provide you with the opportunity to meet people who share an interest in maintaining an independent and social lifestyle.

Our Philosophy:
NMoW believes in;

The right of people to make choices in their own lives

The right of people to dignity, respect, privacy and confidentiality

The right of people to be valued as individuals

The right of people to access services on a non-discriminatory basis

The right of people of the community to accountable and responsive services. 

Newcastle Meals on Wheels values diversity. We respect all cultures and individual choices in lifestyle and spirituality. Your health and wellbeing is our priority and you have the right to be treated with respect, fairness and without discrimination by our staff and volunteers.

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