In 1953, the Clarence Valley community raised money to start the Caringa School for children with disability. Fast forward over 65 years and we have grown to become an innovative industry leader in the delivery of wide-ranging disability support services including employment supports.

Now, as Caringa Australia Ltd, we have overseen extraordinary innovation and change in the way we do business and in the expectation of our clients and community. Most recently, our knowledge and experience led to our successful transition to the federally funded NDIS model of funding and service delivery. 

Now we look ahead, concentrating on the ongoing improvement of what we do best: the delivery of quality supports for our clients. Meeting our client’s needs with respect, accountability, purpose, care and innovation.


Caringa was created by the community, for the community.

We support the experience and enjoyment of ‘A Complete Life’ with choice and independence, delivering services and support across the Clarence Valley and Coffs Coast areas. We are a community-focused charity organisation that delivers the person-centred and co-designed supports that the community expects and deserves.

Caringa Australia is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE), providing skill development and employment opportunities for people with a disability. This training and experience help clients confidently step into open employment or continue in supported employment if they choose.

Every order you place helps us provide further skill development and employment experience to our staff. Caringa Australia are proud to establish opportunities for people with disabilities to contribute and connect with the local community.

We can help you with a range of quality products that meet industry specifications for competitive prices.

Check out Caringa Australia’s website for more information about the other services we offer.


Caringa’s support staff undertake a rigorous recruitment process. We are committed to finding the best staff to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.

Caringa’s executive team oversees the day-to-day delivery of our strategic direction, operations, finances and growth. Each brings their own extensive blend of experience, professionalism and care to the role.

Guy Robertson
CEO (Interim)

Glen McClymont
Chief Communications Officer (CCO)

Brennan Elks
 Employment Manager


Caringa has six elected volunteer directors. These directors oversee stewardship of the organisation. They bring with them a wealth of experience and qualifications from wide-ranging industry backgrounds for the benefit of Caringa.

Timothy White
Chartered Accountant
(Tim White & Associates)

Matthew Katon
Senior Financial Planner
(BT Financial)

Deborah Vlastaras
Business Owner

Phil Elliot
Regional Manager
(BT Advice & Private Wealth)

Geraldine Gallagher
(Gallagher Solicitors & Conveyancers)


Caringa Australia is proud to provide opportunities for people with disability to gain specialist knowledge and skills within supported employment.

Contact us now for an obligation free quote today.