Home to our head office, the Illawarra is the heartbeat of The Disability Trust.



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Located on Dharawal Country, the Illawarra in NSW is home to The Disability Trust head office in Spring Hill, Wollongong. We offer a complete range of disability support services in the region. From home and living support to employment services, sport and recreation, children’s services, social groups and much, much more.

The Disability Trust has been operating out of Wollongong since 1974 and has strong local ties which provides a network of connection across the Illawarra community at all levels. Our strong connection with the local community provides support where it is needed and our reputation nationwide as a leading disability services provider is a source of immense pride.

Our commitment to inclusion and choice is built and sustained by the following organisational values:

  • Respect and Equality
  • Trust and Honesty
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Tenacity and Resilience
  • Partnership and Collaboration
Illawarra Musicality Participant
1:1 NDIS Supports
Plant Room Cafe

In the Illawarra we facilitate supported employment through social enterprises such as Illawarra Vocational Services (IVS) and Plant Room Cafés. Our social enterprises provide meaningful employment and community engagement for people with a disability.

IVS has been operating in the region since 1986 and has many industrial and commercial customers. IVS prides itself on delivering quality work at a competitive price.

Plant Room Café operates from two locations in the region and is staffed by supported employees. The success of the café at the Spring Hill located at our head office has provided the exciting opportunity to launch a second outlet which was opened in August 2023 and located at the HammondCare dementia care village Horsley.

KidsWish is a charity organisation which operates in partnership with The Disability Trust and is based in the Illawarra. The KidsWish mission is aimed at fulfilling the lives of children with disability or illness and their families through supportive programs and inclusive events.

KidsWish House is a purpose built shared community facility which was opened May 2023 at Flinders, Shellharbour. It provides an accessible space for families to attend programs and events in a specially designed, multi-functional complex.

KidsWish Participants

SIL Vacancies in the Illawarra

Berkeley, NSW
Vacancy in Transitional Independent Living home in Berkeley, NSW
Horsley, NSW
Basic SDA vacancy in Horsley, NSW
Kembla Grange, NSW
Vacancy in the rural and residential area of Kembla Grange, NSW

Programs available in the Illawarra

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The Disability Trust acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Country on which we provide services. We recognise the strength and intergenerational resilience of Elders and honour the culture and knowledge of community leaders past, present and emerging.

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