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
Karingal is an Aboriginal word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy
Today Karingal comprises of a nine member Board, over 1500 staff
and over 150 volunteers.
- 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
- 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
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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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MatchWorks Art Display
Students in Create's Art Program will help brighten the Werribee
MatchWorks office through having their artwork displayed in the
Pictured: Callee, Anthony and Jessica show off their
Karingal launches Disability Action Plan
Karingal's commitment to providing an inclusive community has
been re-enforced through the introduction of the Karingal
Disability Action Plan
2013 - 2017.
Pictured: CEO Daryl Starkey, Capacity Development manager for
the Office of the Disability Commissioner Anthony Kolmus, Karingal
Disability Action Plan project officer Jacqui McKim and Karingal
Chair Rod Payne at the Disability Action Plan launch.
A memorable day at East Geelong
Karingal East Geelong's past and present employees, participants
and families enjoyed a walk down memory lane when they gathered on
Friday, July 4 at the McKillop Street site to celebrate its 58
years of achievements and look forward to the future.
Pictured: Andrew Katos turning the soil with Daryl Starkey
Karingal NDIS Forum for Staff and Participants
Wednesday, 5 November, 2014, 10:00 AM
The aim of this forum is to share information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hopefully dismiss some fears and misunderstandings. Featuring guest presenter Jacqui Pierce and Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) representatives.
2014 Karingal Big Night Out
Friday, 21 November, 2014
The annual Karingal Big Night Out is a popular dinner dance event that unites all Karingal corporate business partners, staff, board members, Karingal participants, their family and friends in an all-inclusive celebration.
Music to a Tee featuring Archie Roach
Friday, 12 December, 2014, 7:00 PM
Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach will perform at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on Friday December 12 for Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.
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