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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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Karingal art competition helps canvas local talent

Fifty talented local artists who have a disability or mental illness will display their work in the annual Karingal KarnivART exhibition to be launched on the evening of Wednesday July 2 at Karingallery in Geelong.

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Media release - Karingal East Geelong celebration day

Karingal East Geelong's past and present employees, participants and families will enjoy a celebration day on Friday 4 July to reflect upon and celebrate its history and look forward to the future.



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Media release - New initiative has job seekers on target to reach Destination Work

New initiative has job seekers on target to reach Destination Work

Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) will join together with employment provider MatchWorks to help give a group of job seekers from Greensborough the confidence and skills they need to re-enter the workforce with a new initiative called Destination Work that kicks off this week. 

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Ambassadors sing with One Voice for Karingal Appeal

Karingal has announced the With One VoiceGeelong choir will be the final performers to share the stage with world renowned artists Eddi Reader (MBE) and Tim McCallum at the Karingal Appeal Launch concert on Wednesday June 25.


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Media release - Together We Work graduation

MatchWorks will celebrate the graduation of 32 Together We Work program participants on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at the Mercure Hotel Geelong.

MatchWorks General Manager Michael Wasley said the Together We Work initiative is a six month pilot program to trial a joint employment assistance approach for people with a disability and their carers as active participants and partners in the journey to employment or further education.

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Eddi Reader adds amazing voice to Karingal Appeal

The Karingal Foundation is excited to announce that one of the world's finest vocalists, Eddi Reader (MBE) has officially become an ambassador of Karingal and will perform in an extraordinary concert on June 25 to launch the Karingal Appeal - Eastern Geelong Community Centre.

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Karingal and Deakin team up for new research

Karingal has partnered with Deakin University to conduct ground-breaking research into how the closures of companies that demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility impact on the community sector and the support it provides to the community.

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Melaluka a great match for Wendy

Some mornings Wendy McCall (pictured) wants to pack her bag ready for an overnight stay at Melaluka - even when she isn't booked in. It shows how much she has enjoyed her transition to respite, much to the delight of her mother Audrey McCall.

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Peter joins taxi advisory committee

Karingal participant Peter Mackay has been selected to be a member of the Disabled Persons Taxi Advisory Committee (DPTAC), offering valuable input on the performance of taxi services.

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Upcoming Events

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Brain Injury Awareness Week Monday, 11 August, 2014 Brain Injury Awareness Week is from August 11 to 17. Various events, details to be released soon!
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Navigating the System Thursday, 14 August, 2014, 1:00 PM Panel Discussion: “Navigating the System” – A guide to finding your way around the ABI sector for services and funding.
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Changing Places, Changing Lives conference Thursday, 11 September, 2014 This forum will showcase world’s best practice in accessible toilet and bathroom solutions through Changing Places and will feature leading edge Australian examples.
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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. 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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