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Enriching peoples' lives through support, advocacy,
partnership and choice


Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.


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Irene wins at NESA awards

MatchWorks Indigenous Employment Consultant Irene Sazdov took home a national award at the prestigious National Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala dinner.

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Job seekers flourish at Queensland business

Queensland landscaper Simon Quinn spoke to MatchWorks about his positive experiences with employing job seekers at his Brisbane business.

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NDIS helps Robert play a lead role in life

To hear Robert Kelly playing piano each day at Karingal's shared living house in Ocean Grove is a pleasant reminder of how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can enrich someone's life.

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A fitting farewell for Daryl

With Daryl Starkey closing the curtains on his 15-year career as Karingal CEO, the Karingal Foundation Gala was the perfect opportunity to celebrate his significant contribution.



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MatchWorks opens more doors

MatchWorks has employed up to 100 staff across 35 new locations in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland as a result of the Federal Government's new employment service jobactive.

On July 1 the Federal Government launched jobactive - which replaces Job Services Australia - to better meet the needs of job seekers and employers and to improve job outcomes.

MatchWorks' Acting Executive Director Mark McCoy said he was thrilled with the growth in the new contract.

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Work for the Dole

MatchWorks will play a key role in finding valuable work experience opportunities for job seekers after being named as a Work for the Dole Co-ordinator across numerous Victorian regions.

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From the CEO: A fond farewell

After 15 years, the time has come to say goodbye to the Karingal community.

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Create claims top prize

Karingal's Create Youth program has produced an award-winning short film to help people understand mental illness.

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Building towards a more inclusive community

Karingal's commitment to ensuring people with a disability can live as independently as possible in a safe and comfortable environment is highlighted through the expansion of its accommodation services.

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Upcoming Events

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Barwarre Gardens Open Day Saturday, 10 October, 2015, 11:00 AM Barwarre Gardens is holding a free open day! Find out more about the wonderful retirement living on offer at Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village.
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Women's Retreat for Brain Cancer 10-11 Oct, 2015 Sunday, 11 October, 2015 The Peace of Mind Foundation are hosting an exclusive women's weekend of pampering and wellness for brain cancer patients and carers, Oct 10-11.
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Marshall public open days Saturday, 24 October, 2015 Marshall is Karingal's new shared supported accommodation. The residence will be open to the public on October 24 and 25. All welcome.
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Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 20 November, 2015 Save the dates for the 2015 Karingal Big Night Out, which has Bollywood as this year's theme.
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For Individuals
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People with Mental Illness
Karingal's Transcend branch offers a range of flexible services for people with mental illness. Learn More
People who are frail aged
Karingal's services for older individuals and their families include respite, carer respite, assistance around the home and social support. Learn More
People who need training
Karingal delivers accredited and non-accredited training, provides supported employment and support people of all abilities to find work. Learn More
Youth Services
Karingal's Create Youth branch assists young people in transitioning into further education, training or employment. Learn More

For Businesses
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Catering and Gourmet Food

Kommercial offers delicious corporate catering for businesses throughout Geelong. Items include:

  • Hot and cold platters
  • Sandwiches, wraps and rolls
  • Drinks
  • Sweets including slices, biscuits and scones.

Gourmet food is also available at our Online Store. Range includes gourmet jams, chutneys, cordials and more!

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Finding Staff

MatchWorks is Victoria's largest employment services provider with over 14 years' experience. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, from a total of 57 locations. If you need staff, MatchWorks provides a quality service to help you fill your employment vacancies FREE of charge.

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Karingal Training is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in a wide variety of training in the community services and employment service industries, as well as a range of vocational short courses. Karingal Training can work with you to tailor a course to your needs, at your office or a Karingal Training venue.

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Packaging, Landcare & Industrial Services

Outsourcing repetitive and time consuming tasks to Kommercial can provide your staff with more time to focus on dedicating their expertise to increasing the value of your business.

Services include, but are not limited to:

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Community Engagement

Karingal Foundation

Funds raised by the Karingal Foundation allow Karingal to build new facilities for people with a disability, develop new and innovative services and be involved in community projects that enrich the lives of people with a disability. 


BacLinks is an initiative of Karingal that specialises in educating, supporting and creating opportunities for businesses and community agencies from any sector to engage with each other for mutual benefit.

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