What we do

About us

At Mater, we believe every woman, man and child who is sick or in need should have access to the best possible healthcare; every doctor, nurse and member of our community should have access to exceptional education; and every researcher can deliver world-class research that extends the boundaries of traditional healthcare.

Mater is an iconic Queensland institution, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1906 committed to providing exceptional care to everyone who passes through its doors.

Mater Foundation Queensland is the community-based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Mater Education and Mater Research. We partner with you to meet unmet health needs through supporting Mater’s provision of exceptional health care, education and investment in world-leading medical research.

Mater Foundation exists to help Mater extend the boundaries of healthcare, education and research in our community.

Our Mission, Values and Strategic Vision guide everything we do at Mater. They are foundational to our work to transform healthcare, and are reflected in strategic priorities as well as the behaviours that guide our interactions with each other, everyone we serve in our ministries, and within our communities.


We serve together to bring God’s mercy to our communities through compassionate, transforming, healing ministries.


We honour and promote the dignity of human life and of all creation

We act with compassion and integrity

We strive for excellence.

Strategic Vision

Empowering people to live better lives through improved health and wellbeing.