2023 State Finalists - Building Communities
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Australian Capital Territory
National Nursing Agency
National Healthcare Services and National Nursing Agency are nursing agencies based in Canberra, specialising in compassionate and experienced professional registered and enrolled nurses, and assistants in nursing. The agencies are family owned and operated for more than 22 years.
Established in 2016 by Tim White and Michael McGoogan, Region Media is a for-purpose news technology platform committed to local news and community information. Their mission is to serve regional Australia by facilitating important conversations through trusted, balanced journalism.
Skipper Care Australia
Skipper Care Australia is a disability support provider that specialises in providing a personalised approach to your support needs. The team is committed to spending time with their clients, finding out what they need, the types of support they would like, and developing a plan to provide this support.
Torode Solutions is a professional services consultancy providing services to Defence and other public and private sectors. The Torode Solutions team assist people, first responders and Australian Defence Force Veterans transition to positions with purpose. They offer project management, commercial procurement, and integrated logistics support.
Twenty Fifth is a women founded and owned marketplace connecting busy clients with on-demand errand runners and personal assistants. The team is made up of a curated group of efficient assistants who are presentable, trustworthy and friendly.
New South Wales
Camp Quality is a not-for-profit organisation that supports children and families facing cancer. Its programs and services are delivered in hospitals, at school, at home, and at Camp Quality’s Retreats and Camps. The services are completely free of charge, thanks to the incredible support of more than 1,000 volunteers across Australia.
Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers
Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers is a female-powered law firm that advocates fearlessly for its clients to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a full-service law firm, Coutts provides legal expertise across a wide spectrum of practice areas, from criminal law to injury compensation.
Glow Up Careers
Glow Up Careers empowers individuals to find the career of their dreams, and establish purpose, security and dignity through meaningful work. Through an in-house developed accreditation programme, all Glow Up coaches provide pro-bono coaching to people in need, delivering tailored one-on-one assistance.
The Native Secrets Group manufactures and sells natural skin care products and essential oils. Proudly Indigenous owned and Supply Nation certified, they extract bioactive ingredients from wild-harvested Australian natives and transforms them into high quality natural skincare products.
Savvy Beverages makes healthy drinks for the brain using vitamins, nootropics and superfoods to promote better focus, energy and performance. Crafted by health professionals, the drinks are designed to be a healthy and better alternative to coffee, tea and energy drinks.
Sky Sirens is an inclusive dance studio and online marketplace offering Auslan-interpreted classes in Burlesque, Pole Dance and Aerial Artistry. Its studio is a safe space for students of all backgrounds and fitness levels to learn aerial and dance styles amongst a positive and welcoming community.
Holdaccess (WUNA) provides organisations with an independent tool designed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people, to ensure they have a transition to digital identification verified capabilities at their fingertips. The Diji Wallet (digital) function holds diverse identification and skills capabilities that can be shared instantly at anytime.
Ability Enterprises is a not-for-profit, social enterprise providing meaningful employment opportunities to marginalised individuals living in regional Queensland. Through strategic community and corporate partnerships, they support people living with mental illness, a disability, refugees and Indigenous Australians secure employment. They authentically operate under four values: Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.
Division 5 is an Australian cyber security consultancy on a mission to prepare businesses for cyber attacks before they happen. They offer expert advice, testing and attack simulation to make meaningful improvements to their clients' cyber security risks. As the need for Australian cyber security is consistently growing, Division 5 is proud to be part of the solution.
Goodwill Projects was founded by Mark Power, a passionate advocate for small and emerging Australian businesses. Having become one of Australia's largest vendor management businesses, the team creates flawless events and memorable experiences. They believe no idea is too small and big ideas really do come to life, with good attitude, ideas and people.
Northside Produce Agency
LD Northside Produce Agency is a rural supply business co-founded in 2017 by Brian and Jean Gordon, to service agricultural needs of the Bundaberg community with stock feeds, fertilizer, and general supplies. They are committed to the area and its people, through delivering exceptional customer service and industry expertise.
Operating as a family owned business since 1995, Whalesong Cruises offers half-day cruising experiences from Hervey Bay, the first whale heritage site in the world. From watching humpback whales play in their natural environment, partaking in watersports, to sunset cruises showcasing local seafood - Whalesong Cruises show people a good time.
BET Group is a South Australian, family-owned and operated provider of stylish accessible homes and support services for people living with disability. The team employs more than 230 local South Australians and Victorians dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people with disability every day.
Launched in 2020 to create work opportunities for rural Australians, Eyre Business has built a reputation for professional administration services and corporate experience, aligned with strong social benefit. The committed, friendly team provides tailored, cost-effective virtual office support while helping rural economies to become more resilient among ongoing challenges of drought, floods, fires and COVID-19.
Honeycomb.Design is a group of creative and tech savvy individuals with a wide range of skills and knowledge in graphic and web design, online technologies and cross-platform solutions, content creation, business development and tech trends. The team is driven by the need to give wings to a business' ideas and help them reach their goals.
Picket is an all-in one home organising mobile app that focuses on creating efficient systems that work for households of all shapes and sizes, so people can spend more time doing the things they enjoy. At its core, Picket removes the mental clutter often felt day-to-day and has developed into both a feature rich, and great user experience app.
Sullivan Consulting is a boutique recruitment firm located in the heart of Adelaide. The company is committed to providing quality recruitment and human resource services to businesses and not-for-profit organisations in South Australia and abroad. Founded in 2017 by Andrew Sullivan, their approach combines the strength of experience with the freshness of a new, digital approach. Clients can expect personalised service and clear, consistent communication.
Timms Real Estate
At Timms Real Estate, their aim is always, 'clients for life'. Founded by Valerie Timms in 2011, Timms is among Adelaide's boldest and refreshing alternatives in real estate. The team of highly skilled agents sells and manages property across Adelaide backed by first class sales and management technology.
Archaica Schola is a Paint 'n' Sip Studio, offering art courses and sessions to people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 2019 by Hamish Hall, Archaica Schola provides art extension activities for kids and adults. The business has maintained a strong focus on community, while remaining dedicated to employing a highly qualified and artistically talented team.
The Bubble Launceston
The Bubble Launceston is a boutique specialist GP clinic providing sexual and reproductive women's health services, with a large focus on pregnancy and postpartum. The Bubble Launceston was founded in 2021 by Dr Natasha Vavrek, with the aim of providing quality women's health care in a safe and nurturing environment in a way that will educate, enable and empower women.
Bridgewater Police and Community Youth Club
The Bridgewater Police and Citizens Youth Club is an independent organisation that specialises in youth engagement and support, for all ages and demographics. The organisation seeks to address local and societal issues ranging from crime prevention and workplace readiness to educational engagement and social cohesion.
Francesca is a designer jewellery brand started by sisters Hannah and Rachel Vasicek, combining classic designs with an empowering purpose behind its product range. The business leads with a vision to share stories from all walks of life through personalised jewellery and to continue to make a difference in the community by giving back through its charity involvement.
Sarah's Family Wellness Centre
Sarah's Family Wellness Centre is centered around its mission to help families lead healthier and happier lives, by providing a child-care service while parents indulge in their own self-care. The centre provides a family friendly space and customer experience that is tailored to the needs of the individual, with treatments ranging from pregnancy or infant massages to remedial massages for injury, with something for every member of the family.
The van Diemen Project
The van Diemen Project is focused on empowering Tasmanian individuals and businesses to achieve their goals through various tailored programs, training, workshops and mentoring. The team hopes to provide businesses with the knowledge and opportunities to introduce positive measures into their operations and build and maintain real change.
Accessible Accommodation is an organisation for people with disabilities to find and book reliable, highly qualified, accessible accommodation within Australia, allowing people with disabilities to travel with confidence and peace of mind. They also hold accommodation providers accountable in providing accurate information via their Accessible Qualified program and have built a thriving community on social media around the topic of accessible tourism.
Anywise is a purpose driven consulting company that's driven by more than just profit, committing a portion of its profit to philanthropic pursuits that align with the passion of its staff. Anywise believes companies should be a force for good and make a difference to the communities they operate in and the planet.
CLUBMAP is an innovative community club support business delivering on its stated purpose of creating healthy clubs for connected communities. Beginning as a passion project for its five founders, CLUBMAP has become a growing online business supporting metro, regional and remote community sporting clubs across Australia.
JUST GOLD DIGITAL AGENCY
Just Gold is a full-service consultancy and creative agency with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. The business is also an accredited social enterprise and offers pro bono or low bono services via its impact program.
Little Dreamers Australia
Little Dreamers is an Australian organisation, supporting young people who provide unpaid care for a family member affected by disability, chronic or mental illness, or frail age. Its range of support programs works to improve the quality of life of young carers across five key risk areas: education, employment, mental and physical health, socialisation and financial wellbeing.
The ALTAR ELECTRIC
The Altar Electric was established in 2017 by three Melbourne celebrants who realised there was a gap in the market for people who just didn't want a big white wedding, rather something small and simple with a bit more heart and soul than what was on offer at the registry office. The business now occupies its own dedicated, licensed space in Melbourne and marries hundreds of couples every year, offering a wide range of packages to suit everyone.
Advanced Hearing WA
Advanced Hearing WA is a full-service audiological practice, providing unbiased advice for those requiring quality hearing health care. The business provides professional and personal hearing care from a team of experienced audiologists and support staff, ensuring clients are provided with optimal solutions to help manage their hearing needs.
Happiness Co was created by Julian Pace in 2017, as a legacy to his father, who took his own life on Julian's 21st birthday. Happiness Co is a social enterprise intending to tackle social problems, reduce suicide rates and improve the wellbeing of communities. The team runs tailored programs that deliver practical tools and strategies for finding happiness.
HIGH RESOLUTION AUSTRALIA
High Resolution provides specialist advice, support and education to community groups and businesses in recognising and addressing their mental health and wellness. The team plays a pivotal role by challenging stigma and reaching as many Australians as possible, to support them and their wider communities by addressing their mental health.
Masters Psychology is a group of psychology and wellness clinics across Perth, offering clinical psychology, psychology services, and cognitive assessments. Coupled with the warm, open and non-judgmental environment, the team aims to reduce the suffering associated with mental illness, by creating better access, outcomes and tangible, meaningful change.
Occupational Therapy Services Group
Occupational Therapy Services Group provides people with exceptional services for safe, active and independent living to help them achieve a fulfilling life. The team of therapists is experienced in their area of work, and conducts thorough assessments combined with a people-centred approach.
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