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Able Australia stall at the Let's Talk Together event. The stall has Able staff Jessy and Annette and two members of the Queensland Police Service behind it.
15 June 2018

Able Australia celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On Friday 15 June, the Able Australia Active Living Program for Seniors (ALPS) team held a successful community event to celebrate the contribution of seniors in the...

Darryl and guests around table at Volunteer of the Year award ceremony
27 May 2018

Able volunteer shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year

Today is the last day of National Volunteer Week. The week has been a perfect opportunity to highlight and appreciate the amazing voluntary work we have here at Able...

Photo of Cathy Staughton in front of a tram with Yarra Trams staff and another artist in the program
22 May 2018

Able's Cathy Staughton selected to feature art on Melbourne tram


As part of Yarra Trams’ 2018 Inaugural Community Partnerships program, Able client Cathy Staughton has been asked to paint one of Melbourne’s trams as a...

Photo of Harald Tanner in Nissan Skyline car with owner Peter Roberts
18 May 2018

Targa Tasmania car visits Able Australia Launceston


Harald Tanner has primarily spoken of two subjects since joining Able Australia’s Young Adult Program last year – sports cars and...

Group photo taken at Deafblind Camp 2018 dinner
16 April 2018

2018 Deafblind Camp Update

On Friday 23 March, more than 45 people with deafblindness from across the country made their way to PGL Campaspe Downs near Woodend in country Victoria for the 18...

Steve Ripley (third from right) and his interpreter, Michael Gray, at NAB Sydney
15 March 2018

Able Australia clients share stories of digital accessibility

Able Australia clients, Steve Ripley and Paola Avila, were recently invited to share their personal stories of digital accessibility with almost 200 NAB staff working in...

Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh (left), Able Australia Jimboomba youth coordinator Edmund McMahon (centre) and Sandy Murdoch of Traction with bikes that will benefit the Traction Bicycle Build program.
26 February 2018

Program helps to build 'wheelie' positive futures

Young kids from the Beaudesert region in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland are learning some 'wheelie' good skills from a unique program which teaches them about...

Kate MacRae, Able Australia's new CEO
4 December 2017

Able Australia welcomes new CEO, Kate MacRae

Able Australia welcomes its new CEO, Kate MacRae. Kate joined Able on November 20 having previously worked for Monash Health, where she was Chief Allied Health Officer and...
Daniel and Ainslie at Able's 50th birthday celebration in Tasmania
6 November 2017

Able Australia celebrates 50 years

Tasmania may have only been along for one-fifth of Able Australia’s 50-year journey, but that hasn’t stopped it from joining in the celebrations. The disability service...

Launceston's Stompin shares dance with Able Australia
1 November 2017

Launceston's Stompin shares dance with Able Australia

A successful dance pilot project could see people of all abilities embracing their inner stomp. Stompin Youth Dance Company launched its first integrated dance project in...

Kaye Collard
26 October 2017

Kaye Collard, Able CEO to step down

After being involved with Able Australia as a donor, Board member, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson and finally CEO for the past 37 years, Kaye Collard will be stepping...
26 August 2017

National crisis over misunderstood condition

Able Australia is warning of a serious crisis over this often misunderstood condition.  
More than 300,000 Australians currently live...