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About Us


Built in the 1880s, the original Glenview house and its Norfolk Island pine trees have been landmarks in Glenorchy for decades.

‘The Glenview Home for Aged Persons opened in 1948 when the house was purchased by the Anglican Diocese for a princely sum of £4,000. They spent a further £2,453 making it ready for residents.’

‘The house would accommodate some elderly people but in addition, the planned cottages, furnished with resident’s own furniture and belongings, would provide independent living among familiar objects for married couple or two siblings or friends. The Matron and nursing staff would be available if they needed help.’

‘The constitution stipulated that Glenview was open to people of any denomination, sex, or class, possibly a reflection of the liberal and ecumenical ideas of (Bishop Geoffrey) Cranswick. Any profits would go towards extending the home or making it more comfortable. At the time, it was the only home in southern Tasmania to take men and women.’

Growing Gracefully and Usefully: Glenview 1948-2010 by Caroline Evans


The Betty Mathers sensory garden opened and is now part of Waratah.


Building began at Korongee, a village designed specifically for people living with dementia, it opened in July 2020.


Waratah, which houses the first specialised dementia care program in Tasmania, opened in a refurbished section of Merton.

Purpose, vision, values

Glenview provide holistic quality services to people in need of care and support, enabling them to live life with dignity, independence, and wellbeing.

Meet the Board

As a not-for-profit organisation, Glenview Community Services has a committed, voluntary Board who determine the strategic direction of the organisation.

Senior Leadership Team

The leadership team of Glenview Community Services realises the Board’s strategic direction and enhances the recommendations of the Aged Care Quality Standards.

Consumer Advisory Board

The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) represents all Glenview residents and clients, and provides feedback to the Glenview Board.