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.

Established 04 August 1997

Funded over 287 separate occasions

Over 38,000 service users supported

Contracted to employ over 520 people displaced by ex tropical cyclone Larry in 2006

Contracted to employ and supervise over 130 people displaced by the global financial crises in 2010

Contracted to employ over 265 people displaced by ex tropical cyclone Yasi in 2011

Contracted to employ over 80 young people aged between 17-24 years old in the 2015 and 2016 financial years

Choice Australia Management Ltd   

Established: Cairns 1997

Registered: Public Benevolent Institution (charity) with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. Endorsed with Income Tax Exemption, GST Concession, FBT Exemption and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Taxation Office and as an Exempt Institution by the Queensland government.  

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: No fewer than 287 separately funded activities that address our constitutional objectives have been delivered to the peoples of Australia.  Over 226 of the total number of projects have been employment, training and social justice related.

Employment: We have employed approximately 1660 staff with approximately 860 identifying as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander  

Audience:  Approximately 38,100 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 (520 displaced and unemployed people employed to clean up after ex-tropical cyclone Larry 2006) and the Y project (266 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