The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is an independent, not for profit organisation which opened in January 1996 and is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia. Registered as a public benevolent institution, the Centre receives operational funding through the Palliative Care Program of the Victorian Department of Health. Its mission is to build the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities in order to enhance well-being following adverse life events. The Centre is a statewide service which is located in Mulgrave, Victoria. In 2006 the Centre was appointed by the Victorian Department of Human Services as the statewide specialist bereavement service.