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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

Linda M

Linda is a valued team member at Leo’s Fine Foods & Wines. Linda has been working at Leo’s for more than 5 years so her placement here has been a great success! Linda’s journey has been an interesting one… Read more

Latest News

Latest NorthStar Community Newsletter - Xmas Edition OUT NOW! Read up on what's new at NorthStar, Staff and Employer News, Employment Projections and our Make A Difference MAD Giving Points Update. Click on the Newsletter icon to view or download a copy.
Employer Certificate of Appreciation – Old England Hotel David Wilson & Deidre Brown from NorthStar presented an Employer Certificate of Appreciation to Rosa Roberts on behalf of The Old England Hotel in Heidelberg. Deidre's client Mark has been successfully working there with her support for 4 years now and has just been exited from NorthStar as an independent worker.
Croxton School learns all about NorthStar and PEAC (27th August) Connie Skrilos and the Croxton VCAL Team took the time to visit NorthStar to learn more about our DES service and the PEAC program.
Call for expressions of interest from people with a disability or their carers to become a community Ambassador to share your inspiring story with other people. Ambassadors will be sharing personal stories of transitioning into work, study, training, volunteering or community participation. The aim is to inspire and inform audiences at a variety of events with personal presentations and with information gathered from the Ambassadors’ experiences. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please contact David Wilson at NorthStar on 94085299.  
The latest PEAC Community Newsletter - December issue is OUT NOW! Catch up on all the latest news about the PEAC Program including work experiences, the lastest on the Ambassadors Program participants, our interview with one of the participants Chanise, and where our exiting PEAC participants will be going off new next year  in 2014! Go to the PEAC page on this website to view or download a copy.

Upcoming Events

National Week of Deaf People (19th Oct - 25th Oct 2012)

The National Week of Deaf People is a week-long national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community. It is an opportunity for the Deaf to celebrate their community, language, culture and history, make the public aware of their local, state and national communities, and recognise their achievements.
World Sight Day 2013 (10th Oct)

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, and is held on the second Thursday in October each year.The international theme for World Sight Day 2013 is Universal eye health, with a call to action:Get your eyes tested.
WISE Stand Up for Mental Health (Friday 25 Oct)

WISE Stand Up for Mental Health is a unique stand-up comedy event featuring award winning Canadian comedian David Granirer. David, an author and counsellor who has depression, has trained a group of Australians with mental illness to develop their own stand-up comedy routine on the highs and lows of living with mental illness. Stand Up for Mental Health takes place on Friday 25 Oct  6.30pm at Deakin Edge Fed Square, Melbourne.
World Hearing Voices Congress 2013 (20 - 22 Nov)

Traditionally held in Europe, this extraordinary conference brings together the world’s leading experts on hearing voices and recovery. It is an event unlike anything else in mental health, filled with hope, innovative thinking and collaboration. This year the congress will be hosted in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Voices Vic, Prahran Mission.