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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...
2 June 2017

Deafblind Awareness Week 24-30 June

With Deafblind Awareness Week (24-30 June) just around the corner, Able Australia is warning of a serious crisis over this often misunderstood condition.  


28 March 2017

Getting Wicked in Launceston

Providing the people we support with opportunities they wouldn’t normally have is a fundamental part of what we do every day at Able...

23 March 2017

Makeover for Mitcham

It was a case of new year, new look for the residents at our house in Mitcham as they joined staff and volunteers in an exciting renovation of the property. ...

15 March 2017

International honour for Able Australia

Leading disability service provider, Able Australia has been globally recognised for its service provision for the deafblind community.


3 March 2017

Deafblind camp 2017

Nearly 140 people with deafblindness, supporters and volunteers from across Australia headed into the wilds of eastern Victoria last weekend for the 17th Annual...

1 March 2017

true Inclusion

Our team in Hobart took inclusion to a new level recently when they invited one of their long-time participant to sit in on the interviewing panel for a new Disability...