Our Mission:
To significantly increase the quality of life for people by empowering them to believe they can achieve, through careful consideration of their choices, actions and decisions.
Choice Gardening

Choice Australia Management Ltd   

Established: Cairns 1997

Registered: Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient status

Constitutional Objectives:

  • Provide a range of quality services for disadvantaged people in Australia aimed at improving self-esteem, self-awareness, community integration and self-sustainability in life
  • Establish a variety of small businesses and other employment options that will enable employees and disadvantaged people to reach their maximum skill level in an open workplace environment
  • Plan, co-ordinate and execute various social justice programs targeted at disadvantaged people and their ability to assimilate and achieve healthy participation in society

Business activity:  Approximately 269 separate funded programs, projects, activities, workshops and initiatives that address our constitutional objectives have been delivered to the peoples of Australia.  Over 220 of the total number of projects have been employment, training and social justice related.    

Employment:  We have employed approximately 1500 young and older people with approximately 850 identifying as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander  

Audience:  Approximately 37,600 children, young and older people have been involved in Choice programs, projects, activities, workshops and initiatives since inception in 1997

Significant project achievements: Successfully delivered the 2 largest Queensland government funded employment projects under the Breaking the Unemployment Cycle and Skilling Queenslanders for Work via the Choice Aussie Spirit project/Life After Larry project (440 displaced and unemployed people employed to clean up after ex-tropical cyclone Larry 2006) and the Y project (247 displaced and unemployed people employed to clean up after ex tropical cyclone Yasi 2011). Choice successfully delivered the Green Choice Project funded from the 2nd Round of the Australian Jobs Fund (130 employees / volunteers to assist the Cairns Regional Council complete large scale marquee environmental projects)

Significant operational achievement:  Founded in 1997

Trading location:   Jones Park, 44 Mann Street Westcourt, Cairns Qld 4870

Current funding:  Queensland government department of Child Safety, Youth and Women