About Us

Berry Street purpose and values

We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful.

Berry Street History

We started out in Melbourne in 1877 as the Berry Street Babies’ Home, caring for abandoned babies and mothers with no shelter or support.

Michael Perusco
In addition to CEO Michael Perusco, we are fortunate to have a voluntary Board of Directors who are leaders in their chosen fields, as well as a highly experienced leadership team.

At Berry Street we believe that sharing our practice knowledge and expertise with the broader sector improves outcomes for the vulnerable children, young people and families that we work with.


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Berry Street is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse range of staff with a passion and commitment to delivering quality services to vulnerable people within the community.