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About Us

Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation that commenced services in Geelong in 1952.

It was established to improve the quality of life for people with a disability by providing and promoting valued services, care and supports in:

  • Personal development
  • Education programs
  • Vocational placement, training and support services
  • Accommodation and associated support services and
  • Aged care and related services.

To ensure these services and supports are delivered in a timely and effective manner Karingal undertakes to:

  • Promote the organisation, its services and purpose
  • Encourage partnerships with all levels of government, businesses and potential funding bodies
  • Undertake ventures and business enterprises that promote Karingal's purpose and
  • Promote membership of the Association to the Karingal community.

Karingal is an Aboriginal word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy hut'.

Today Karingal comprises of a nine member Board, over 1500 staff and over 150 volunteers.

Karingal provides:

  • Accommodation, respite, home-based and day activities for people with a disability and their families across the Barwon South West of Victoria and in the Mornington Peninsula
  • Aged services and mental health support across the Barwon Region
  • Employment in a supported environment in an Australian Disability Enterprise across a range of Geelong locations
  • Employment services, including disability employment services, in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, including a specialist service for people with a disability, from a total of 57 locations.
  • Accredited and non-accredited training throughout Victoria, specialising in training for the Community Services sector and foundation skills courses
  • Community engagement brokerage services in Geelong and Portland 

 

 

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Karingal Inc. (Vic) Limited Liability
Reg. Assoc. A0038261E | ARBN 158 375 903 | ABN 97 468 305 401
 

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Latest News

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Karingal announces new CEO

International business leader and former Geelong resident Mike McKinstry, has been appointed Karingal's next Chief Executive Officer, and will officially take over the role when current CEO Daryl Starkey, retires in late August.  

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Karingal announces new CEO

Karingal is pleased to announce international business leader and former Geelong resident Mike McKinstry as Karingal's next Chief Executive Officer. Pictured: Mike McKinstry

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Creativity on show at KarnivART

More than 60 artists from the Geelong, Surf Coast, Rosebud and Warrnambool regions who have a disability or history of mental illness displayed their artwork in the annual Karingal KarnivART exhibition which was launched at a packed house on May 6 at Karingallery in Geelong. Pictured: Kristen Waugh with her artwork 'Book of Dogs' - Winner of Karnivart '15

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An entertaining night awaits at Karingal Gala Dinner

The Karingal Foundation is delighted to announce its latest fundraising event; the 2015 Karingal Gala Dinner to be held on August 7.

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National growth a key to Karingal’s future

Karingal aims to be a national disability and employment services provider by 2020. Pictured: Rod Payne

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Yarn n Yakka for Indigenous job seekers

Twenty four Gold Coast Indigenous job seekers began the new Indigenous job preparation and training initiative Yarn n Yakka following the program launch on May 8 in Coolangatta, Queensland. Pictured: The Yarn n Yakka launch in Coolangatta

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Karingal in pole position

Karingal has stamped itself as a perennial winner at the 2015 Red Hill Show in the Best Decorated Totem Pole competition, scooping the pool yet again. Karingal took out first, second and third in the novelty event, with Horticulture the triumphant team.

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McAllister a perfect match for Libby

Libby Bartlett is leading a rejuvenated life following her move to McAllister. Pictured: Libby Bartlett

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Helping build careers in non-traditional trades

Plumbing, cabinet making and joinery, bricklaying, turf management and painting were just some of the trades 100 year nine girls from schools across Geelong sampled on April 28 at the 2015 Karingal BacLinks Girls' Big Day Out. Pictured: Melissa from Surf Coast Secondary College in the Bricklaying workshop.

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal Foundation Gala Dinner Friday, 7 August, 2015, 7:00 PM The Karingal Foundation Gala Dinner will be a splendid night of celebration and entertainment. Hosted by iconic broadcaster and author Derek Guille the evening will pay tribute to Daryl Starkey, Karingal's retiring CEO.
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National Launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week 2015 Monday, 17 August, 2015 Brain Injury Awareness Week 2015 will focus on a neglected minority of survivors of traumatic brain injury.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Film Festival Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 During Brain Injury Awareness Week, the ABI Education Project will be running a five-night film festival to raise awareness about ABI across the Geelong community. The film festival will be held Tuesday, August 18 - Saturday, August 22.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Community Forum and Expo Tuesday, 18 August, 2015, 10:00 AM As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week Geelong, the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and the Australian Injury and Disability Insurance Network (AIDIN) are running a Community Forum and an expo. Tuesday, August 18 10am – 1pm
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Caring for the Carers Day Friday, 21 August, 2015 A free event for all carers who care for a loved one with a brain injury.
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Brain Injury Awareness Week Information and Ticket Booth Friday, 21 August, 2015, 9:00 AM Tuesday, August 18 - Friday, August 21 9.00am - 4.30pm
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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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