Who Are We Participate Australia

Who We Are

At Participate Australia we support people living with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as their families and carers.

Our participants come from diverse backgrounds and live throughout the Inner West and Sydney.

We deliver conventional and important disability support and respite services to people with a disability.

Respite programs allow carers of people with a disability to meet some of their own needs, knowing that a qualified support worker is caring for their family member.

At Participate Australia, our disability support focuses on independence. We develop innovative independence programs with the people we support, which foster greater autonomy and nurture community engagement.

Through our independence programs, people with a disability can acquire life skills like

  • financial literacy
  • cooking
  • swimming and water safety
    road safety
  • housekeeping skills (to help them move into independent living arrangements)
  • how to engage in and nurture rewarding and safe relationships,
    create art, and acquire IT skills to engage with family and friends through social networking.

Development, ongoing improvement and evaluation of all these programs is funded by Participate Australia through grants and fundraising activities.

For more information about our disability support and how you can benefit from a range of our programs please visit our services.

Vision and Values

Participate Australia is here to help you achieve the things that are important to you. 

We are inclusive and diverse. 

We do things differently because we know that everyone is unique. 

We help you make meaningful connections and support your independence. 

We work creatively and flexibly, so you can live the life you want to live. 


Belong Participate Australia is a place where people can feel that they belong.  This is at the core of our values and essential to who we are.  We are a place where people can feel safe, supported and a part of a community.

Be yourself

We celebrate diversity and difference. We respect ourselves and others.

Enjoy the Moment


We are present in every moment. We celebrate life and achievement – and have fun.

Learn and improve

We are self-aware.  Whether things go well, or things don’t go as planned, we take time to reflect and evaluate to make it better next time.

Own it! We take responsibility for our work and do what we say we will do.  We acknowledge our mistakes and celebrate our success.
Never Give up We are persistent, resilient, innovative and flexible – we get the job done.
Great teamwork We do our best work when we work together.