Achieve Australia is a for-purpose community organisation that has been providing accommodation and services to people with disability since 1952. We champion social inclusion, focusing on the individual needs and lives of the people we work with.

Achieve is an NDIS registered provider and delivers expert disability support services around our offices and hubs in greater Sydney and the Northern Rivers regions of New South Wales.

Passion, Purpose & Principles

Our Passion is social inclusion for people with disability.

Our Purpose is to build extraordinary lives, supporting people with disability to be well, have a home, choose a career, learn new skills, participate in their community and enjoy a full life.

We live by our Principles of inclusiveness, stewardship, extraordinary outcomes and ethical practices.

Our services and supports include:

  • My Home – Individualised independent living, community and group accommodation services.
  • My Career – Development of work skills and facilitation of meaningful employment.
  • My Life – Skills building, community participation and the opportunity to pursue passions and hobbies.
  • Our Support Coordination  team work with participants and families to get the best out of their NDIS plan.

These services are underpinned by a dedicated team who guide people with disability and their families through the NDIS and Achieve’s services.

Achieve Australia are champions for an inclusive world.

Our Story

In 1952, a group of parents created a support organisation to care for their children with disability in one facility on donated land in Ryde. This was the beginnings of Achieve Australia. More than 65 years on, their pioneering spirit of innovation, hard work, and dedication to social inclusion still drives the culture and commitment of Achieve.  

Today, Achieve Australia supports hundreds of people with disability across greater Sydney and Northern NSW.

Our growing workforce of more than 1100 staff and volunteers help to:

  • operate accessible community homes and facilitate independent living
  • create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability
  • promote holistic wellbeing of our participants
  • lead versatile Day Programs, supporting people with disability to pursue passions, interests and hobbies
  • run our unique social and commercial enterprises.

Awards and recognition:

  • 2021: 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work List
  • 2016: Finalist, Employer of Choice Award – Sydney Northeast, NSW Business Chamber Awards
  • 2015: Highly Commended Award for Innovation, Australasian Housing Institute
  • 2015: Excellence in Business Award – Sydney Northeast, NSW Business Chamber Awards
  • 2014 NSW Business Chamber Business Leader, North Eastern Region
  • 2013 NSW Business Chamber Excellence in Innovation State Finalist
  • 2013 NSW Business Chamber Excellence in Innovation Regional Winner
  • 2012 NSW Business Chamber Employer of Choice Regional Finalist
  • 2012 City of Ryde Volunteer Recognition Award
  • 2012 John Alexander MP Volunteer Recognition Award
  • 2012 Hornsby Shire Heritage Award (Category B – Sensitive Alterations and Additions to a heritage Item for the adaptive re-use of Araluen)
  • 2011 City of Ryde Volunteer Recognition Group Award for Volunteer Service (for the Opportunity Shop)
  • 2011 Workability International Photographic Competition (Third Place)
  • 2006 The Prime Minister’s Employer of the Year Awards (Finalist – Hornsby Challenge)
  • 2006 City of Ryde Access Award