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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

Schizophrenia Awareness Week: a schizophrenia diagnosis doesn’t have to come between a person and a job

Schizophrenia Awareness Week: a schizophrenia diagnosis doesn’t have to come between a person and a job

Terence has had to overcome significant challenges to find employment that suited him, and he now has a much brighter future. Read More
Charity finds hope in work

Charity finds hope in work

The Echo newspaper in the Geelong and Bellarine region published this article about Charity Ryan using her journey to employment to help inspire others Read More
Why this restaurateur makes a point of hiring people with a mental illness

Why this restaurateur makes a point of hiring people with a mental illness

Restaurateur Ami Tran says hiring staff with mental disabilities has not only boosted her businesses' efficiency, but also improved morale and the interaction between staff and diners. Read More