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OUR FOCUS IS TO FIND SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE

Ostara Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation that works closely with the Australian Government, member organisations, communities and employers to place people disadvantaged through age, health, disability or cultural background into sustainable employment.

Our holistic approach is to address both the vocational and non-vocational barriers faced by disadvantaged job seekers. As such, we deliver personalised employment services, whilst also working in collaboration with countless community and welfare organisations to help job seekers with any mental, cultural or emotional challenges.

We are the largest mental health specialist within the Disability Employment Services  sector, and are proud to have matched over 1700 employers with job seekers over the past year – creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Ostara News Updates

Support helps Stephen realise lifelong dream

Support helps Stephen realise lifelong dream

Stephen was born with some intellectual disability and experiences difficulty with mobility due to damage to his nervous system. However, at nearly 40 years of age, he is celebrating a major milestone - twelve months with Woolworths, Innisfail. Read More
Support and guidance helps single mum shine

Support and guidance helps single mum shine

On Wednesday 25 February, Rebecca Matheson was surprised to learn that she had won The Gordon’s Lifelong Learning Award, which is presented to a student who has demonstrated a willingness to include learning as part of their lifelong goals... Read More
Tom Baxter - Pro Bono 'Changemaker of the Week'

Tom Baxter - Pro Bono 'Changemaker of the Week'

Ostara CEO, Tom Baxter, features as the pro Bono's 'Changemaker of the Week' and discusses how he was drawn to the not-for-proift sector. Read More