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  • Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD)

    Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD). We are a non-for-profit organisation which has been in existence for more than 23 years.

    Through our inclusive sailing programs, SWD aims to improve the lives of young Australians living with a disability or those facing adversity.


    We are making waves; not just on the water, but also in the lives of the young people we work with. Our programs provide opportunities for personal growth, improving self-esteem amongst the participants, and encouraging a more optimistic outlook on life. We are about harnessing the inner resilience to rise to any challenge, giving everyone on board the ability to say, “I can”.

    SWD runs each February from Derwent Sailing Squadron. Our 2018 program starts on the 14th February and runs for 2 weeks, before our yacht moves on to its next location.

    What is our SWD Hobart program?

    There are 2 types of sails that you can join.

    Winds of Joy: across the two weeks we will provide 20 sails where we take up to 15 passengers at a time (passengers and their carers) out on our yacht to experience the thrill of being on the Derwent. This program specifically caters to carers groups allowing for a 3-hour respite sail, crewed once again by our dedicated skilled volunteers.

    We don’t ask much in return, just that the minimum numbers per booking are 10 (passengers and their carers) and maximum 15. We can cater for 3 wheelchairs per sail.

    All our bookings are taken through our website on our online calendar, which specifies the exact dates and times available. All you need to do is Sign-up on our website, login and choose your preferred date and time. Dates are available now to book online.

    Remember our sails are free and as such book out quickly so please don’t hesitate and if you need any assistance with this process please contact us.


  • TSO AccessTix Program Launch 2018

    AccessTix is a unique program that provides complimentary TSO concert tickets to Tasmanians who are experiencing disadvantage, so they can experience the joy of classical music live in a concert hall.

    The TSO would like to invite community organisation managers and their clients to a special 2018 AccessTix Program Launch. There will be a Mini TSO performance and an exciting launch presentation of our 2018 AccessTix concert program. The presentation will be followed by afternoon tea.

    1.45pm for a 2.00pm start, Thursday 19 October (event close 3.30pm)
    TSO Studio, Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey Street Hobart 7000

    Please meet outside the TSO’s box office in the hotel foyer and you will be ushered to the TSO Studio.
    RSVP essential, email or phone 1800 001 190 by Friday 13 October


  • Program Manager - Out of Home Care - with Life Without Barriers

    The Southern Tasmania Life Without Barriers team have an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead their Out of Home Care service.

    As Program Manager, you will build relationships with new and current stakeholders, identify service gaps, and have the opportunity to drive business growth.

    Life without Barriers are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic manager who is keen to develop their career and contribute to the ongoing success of the Child, Youth and Family Services programs.  Experience in Out of Home Care is essential.

    This position will be offered on an initial twelve month contract on a full time basis (commencing in September 2017), with the potential to be extended.

    Generous benefits include tool of trade vehicle, the opportunity to salary package as well as an exciting professional experience to develop your leadership skills.

    To apply please send your resume to the following email address:

    Applications close COB Friday 15th September 2017.

  • YES “ Youth Entrepreneurial Services"

    YES “ Youth Entrepreneurial Services”

    Youth Entrepreneurial Services exists to promote young people’s creative skills and employment potential through innovation, creativity and engagement in career development.

    YES is seeking expressions of interest from young people who are interested in being involved in a creative partnership.

    • YES assists young people to create, sell and market products and services on-line and through pop-up stores and markets.
    • YES gives YOU the opportunity to develop your confidence whilst you learn, grow and showcase your creativity and realise your unique potential.
    • Participants in the YES program will gain knowledge and practical experience in design, manufacture, promotion, IT, web-design, stock control, administration, retail and management.
    • Participants will gain high quality job-seeking skills (resume, application writing and interview practice) to assist towards getting a job.
    • YES provides support from youth and employment coaches, skills specialists, community mentors and business hosts.
    • YES can tailor the hours of participation to suit individual circumstances.
    • YES can contribute towards meeting your Mutual Obligation requirements if you are receiving a benefit from Centrelink.


    Find out more at:



    Date: Friday 25th August

    Time: 2pm

    Venue: Kingston LINC

    11 Hutchins St, Kingston Tasmania 7050


  • Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) - Survey

    Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is seeking feedback about your experience and views of accessing early childhood early intervention. This feedback will inform the organisation’s work in this area and also our submission to the current inquiry being conducted by the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    CYDA is requesting families of children with disability, aged 0 to 6 years, to complete this survey. There is no obligation to answer all questions and we encourage people to complete only the questions of relevance. Please complete separate surveys if you wish to provide feedback for more than one child.

    Please contact CYDA by phone on 03 94171025 or 1800 222 660 (regional or interstate callers) if you have any questions or require assistance. Alternatively contact can be made by email at

    The survey is available at

    Please note CYDA is seeking feedback from families through this survey. If other individuals or organisations are wishing to provide information to inform CYDA’s work in this area then they are welcome to contact the office.

    It would be appreciated if you could please share the survey with your networks.


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