Hike to Help

Join Hailey Paynter after her recent hike up Mt Kilimanjaro for an inspirational cocktail reception at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium.

Date: Saturday 25 October

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Venue: Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Cnr King and Flinders Street, Melbourne

To purchase tickets, please click here.

All funds raised will go towards the many programs Able Australia operates. 

To make a donation, please click here.

 To find out more about Hailey's courageous climb, click here.


Moira Kelly Family Appeal is hosting ‘A Night of Magic’ featuring world-renowned magician Matt Hollywood, comedian Ben Price, live music and a special address by Moira.

The night is in aid of the Moira Kelly Family Appeal for a building project providing expanded accommodation for Moira and her growing family.

Date:Friday October 3, 2014

Time: 6:30pm for 7pm start

Venue: Melrose Receptions, Cnr Melrose Drive & Carrick Drive, Tullamarine

Join Moira and her family at this fun night by securing your tickets now.

Tickets: Table of 10 $1,000

Individual: $95




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Able people star at MONA

A group of people supported by Able Australia in Tasmania recently had a chance to express themselves on the big stage at one of the nation’s leading arts facilities.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart recently invited Able Australia to run a number of day support programs at the museum’s new Community Centre - a unique piece of art in itself.

It was an opportunity too good to pass up and, with the support of music therapist Jane Baker, some of the people we support hit the stage to show the people of Mona what we are all about.

Michael (pictured with Jane) was one of several people to discover their inner performer and was thrilled to have the opportunity to belt out the Geelong Football Club song. The Mona team put on a spectacular light show to help everyone get into the groove. Members of the local community also joined in the fun with some children even joining in.

The day was a great success and Able will return next month to facilitate a Didgeridoo Relaxation program.

This is a great way for the wider community and the people we support to mix together in the hope and break down some social barriers.



Able Day on the Bay


A team of people with deafblindness had a rare opportunity to hit the waters of Port Phillip Bay last month as part of our Annual Able Day On the Bay event.

This year’s event was held on Saturday 19 July at Beaumaris Yacht Club and saw more than 30 people Able Australia supports enjoy boat rides, joy rides in the array of vintage cars and a delicious Christmas in July lunch with all the festive trimmings.

Our special thanks to Community Sector Banking who generously supported the day, as well as Jan Flude and her team of volunteers who worked closely with the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron and Model T Ford Club to help make the day a spectacular success.


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A national first in deafblind art

Able Australia is proud to be supporting "Museum of Imagined Touch” (working title) - a multi-sensory arts performance project exploring the fascinating world of Deafblind culture.

This project - a national first of its kind – is now under development and will hit the stage in late November 2014. For more information or to make a donation, please click here.




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