What We Do

NorthStar assists and supports people who have a disability, permanent injury or ongoing medical condition find and maintain employment. NorthStar is a community based not-for-profit employment service helping people in the Northern region into employment since 1991.

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Success Stories


Claudio continues to have a successful job placement at one of our valued employers Embracia Aged Care. Read more

Linda M

Linda is a valued team member at Leo’s Fine Foods & Wines and has been working  for more than 5 years. Her placement has been a great success! Read more

Latest News


NorthStar is proud to announce that we continue to be a 5-Star Rated Service!

Community Soccer League 2014! Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) will be running a Community Soccer Tournament for young people (12-19 years of age) on the 10th of July from 9:30am-4:00pm at the Darebin Community Sports Centre. Spectrum MRC caters for the needs of newly arrived and established migrants and refugees. For those of you who are interested in participating, make sure you register your team by the 8th of July. For more information or inquiries, click here!
Official opening of headspace in Craigieburn headspace recently opened another office in Craigieburn. headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They assist young people who are going through a tough time. Their primary focus is the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. For more information on what services they offer, please follow the link.
PEAC Information Evenings (21st and 29th May 2014) We would like to thank all the schools that attended our information evenings to find out more about the PEAC program. The session was very interactive and we enjoyed chatting with the parents, teachers, carers and students about the program. For more information about the PEAC program, click here.    
Look out for our latest NorthStar Community Newsletter – April 2014 Read up on what’s new at NorthStar, Staff and Employer News, Employment Projections and our Make A Difference MAD Giving Points Update. Click here to view!
The latest PEAC Community Newsletter – May 2014 issue is OUT NOW! Catch up on all the latest news about the PEAC Program! This year’s new PEAC clients have been busy trying out various activities in the program. They’ve also been learning about employability skills, being safe in the community, resume writing, work experience, etc. Click here to read more!

Upcoming Events

22nd August 2014 -Daffodil Day Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. Daffodil Day raises funds for Cancer Council to continue its work in cancer research, providing patient support programs and prevention programs for all Australians. Daffodil Day helps grow hope for better treatments and more survivors. For more information, click here.
24th August – 30th August 2014 – Hearing Awareness Week Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing. The theme for 2014 is ‘How Loud is too Loud? See more at: http://www.hearingawarenessweek.org.au/
25th July 2014 -Stress Down Day Stress Down Day is a fun and easy initiative to reduce stress and raise awareness for Lifeline. Get involved on July 25 and have fun by supporting Lifeline raise funds through the power of laughter. Click here to know more about the event and how you can take part in Lifeline’s cause and organise your own Stress Down Day event.
27th June 2014 – Red Nose Day Red Nose Day, held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community.
9th-15th June 2014 – International Men’s Health Week Men’s Health Week is all about celebrating the many and wonderful contributions that boys and men bring to our lives. And it’s about celebrating the many everyday achievements in our lives as boys and as men, which in turn provides opportunities to think about our health and our wellbeing in a positive way. To improve the mental, physical and social health of boys and men in Australia means working locally alongside them, and understanding how their health is shaped by the various aspects of their lives.  
1st June 2014 – MS Walk & Fun Run Melbourne The MS Walk + Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters and in doing so you will help us expose the invisible disease that is MS, a devastating neurological condition where four Australians every working day are diagnosed. – See more at: http://www.msaustralia.org.au/news/events/ms-walk-fun-run-melbourne#sthash.XJFlZlM8.dpuf      
21st & 29th May 2014  – PEAC Information Evenings The PEAC Program at NorthStar is a Transition To Employment Program (TTE) funded by the Department of Human Services. The PEAC team are holding PEAC Information Evenings (21st & 29th May 2014). If you would like to find out more about PEAC, follow the link.