Our History

GoCo has been providing personalised aged and community care and support to people living in rural NSW for over 30 years.

Established in 1988 in Gunnedah, GoCo was the brain child of Gunnedah Shire Council and continues to operate as a business enterprise of Council today. Initially GoCo was operated by three amazing staff (one is still with us).

Gunnedah Shire Council agreed to auspice GoCo in early 1990 following an approach by the NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS). GoCo was funded as a Community Options Project by State and Commonwealth governments initially targeting people aged over 65 with complex care needs residing in the following nine local government areas (LGAS): Gunnedah Shire, Narrabri Shire, Moree Plains Shire, Nundle Shire, Manilla Shire, Quirindi Shire, Parry Shire, Barraba Shire and Tamworth City.

A committee consisting of a Councillor nominated representative from each of the 9 LGAs, 3 clients representatives, DoCs and Health representatives was set up to advise GoCo staff on strategic and policy matters.

GoCo has grown and evolved over the years, successfully delivering on state and commonwealth funded grants in aged care, community and disability services.

In 2018, GoCo welcomed aged care services for the Tamworth region into its repertoire of services, with the novation of Commonwealth Home Support Programme services for Barraba, Kootingal and Nundle.

GoCo has grown to now service service five local government areas encompassing Tamworth, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Moree and Liverpool Plains. We have now have offices in Gunnedah, Tamworth, Kootingal, Barraba and Narrabri.

GoCo has an intimate understanding of the region, its people and the unique needs of each and every one of our clients. We are committed to providing our clients with incredible support and services to ensure you (or your loved one) have the freedom to live happy and independent lives.

Our philosophy is simple. You are our priority.
We’re here to empower you so that you can live your life the way you choose.