News

Fri 16 Apr, 2021

Meet accommodation customer Jacinda

Jacinda moved into an Activ shared accommodation house 2.5 years ago. Since then, she's made strides in her independence, learning to cook, learning to drive, and making friends along the way.

Tue 06 Apr, 2021

Activ recognises graduates at Pathways graduation ceremonies

Throughout the past few weeks, Activ has celebrated the achievements of hundreds of Activ Pathways graduates across two ceremonies in Perth, and one in Bunbury.

Thu 01 Apr, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations roll-out information – Phase 1B

Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out commenced on 22 March 2021, meaning that most of our customers are now eligible for the vaccination. Click on the headline to find out more information about checking your eligibility, and how to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Wed 17 Mar, 2021

Activ accommodation houses receive COVID-19 vaccine

On Tuesday 16 March, a group of Activ customers and staff, including Activ’s CEO Danielle Newport, received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fri 26 Feb, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations roll-out information

The Australian Government Department of Health started phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out on 22 February 2021. Click the headline to view a summary of the information we currently know about the vaccine roll-out for the disability sector, including useful Easy Read resources.

Thu 25 Feb, 2021

Meet Zoey and Steve

Customer Zoey was ready for more independence, so she moved out of the family home and into an Activ shared accommodation home, where she's learning new skills and participates in the community. Hear from Zoey's dad Steve, who addresses some concerns commonly held by family members of people living with disability working towards greater independence.

Wed 24 Feb, 2021

2021 Chevron City to Surf for Activ cancelled

Leading disability service provider Activ has cancelled the 2021 Chevron City to Surf for Activ, due to the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19. Activ CEO Danielle Newport said Activ is disappointed to cancel WA’s longest running and much-loved community fun run two years in a row, however the health and safety of the community comes first. Click the headline to read the full statement.

Wed 17 Feb, 2021

New work at Activ Bentley a blast for supported employees

The team at Activ Employment Services Bentley have taken up an exciting new contract with WA Spray & Blast Seals, providing our supported employees with more opportunities for independence at work.

Wed 17 Feb, 2021

Customer Krysten one step closer to achieving her dreams

Albany customer Krysten is well on her way to reaching her goals, after being offered work experience in an open employment environment. As part of her Cert II in Business (BSB20115) course, Krysten's trainer Erica arranged for Krysten to take a workplace tour of Albany Office Products Depot, where they were so impressed with Krysten’s skills and eagerness to learn, that they offered her two months’ work experience!

Mon 15 Feb, 2021

Accessible voting at the 2021 State general election

The 2021 State general election is fast approaching. The official voting day is Saturday 13 March, however early voting options are available from 24 February. Voting is compulsory for citizens over the age of 18, and the WA Electoral Commission has a range of services to make voting accessible for everyone.

Fri 12 Feb, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Activ services and policies

Following the most recent update from WA Premier Mark McGowan, Activ can confirm that from 12:01am Sunday 14 February 2021, all services will return to pre-lockdown conditions for the Perth metro, Peel and South West regions. Click the headline to read the full update.

Fri 05 Feb, 2021

COVID-19 update: Transitional restrictions for Activ services

The WA Government has announced the five-day lockdown will end at 6pm Friday 5 February. However, some COVID-safe measures will remain until 12.01am Sunday 14 February. Click the headline to read the full update.

Sun 31 Jan, 2021

Coronavirus: Activ services update

Following a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Perth, the WA Department of Health has mandated a hard lockdown of the Perth metropolitan, Peel and South West regions from 6pm Sunday 31 January 2021 to 6pm Friday 5 February 2021. Click the headline to continue reading.

Tue 19 Jan, 2021

Mikaela makes her own way to The Heights

Support Worker Rachel has been working with Activ customer Mikaela to achieve her independence goal of catching public transport to Activ Community Services Alexander Heights (The Heights), where she visits once a week to take part in a wide range of activities.

Tue 19 Jan, 2021

Ross kicking goals with the help of support worker Lee

Mobile phone technology has opened up a whole new world for Activ customer Ross, enabling him to independently connect with family and friends, listen to the music he likes, find out information, take photographs and do online shopping. This was all made possible by the proactive support of Activ Support Worker Lee Hoffman.

Mon 18 Jan, 2021

Albany customer Kristin uses her creativity for good

An experienced sewing creative and passionate advocate for people living with disability, Albany customer Kristin uses her skills to help others.

Wed 06 Jan, 2021

The NDIS introduces independent assessments

In 2021, the NDIS will be launching a new process to assist them in understanding participants’ needs. The NDIS have been working with specialists since 2019 to develop a framework to assess functional capacity, and have created the independent assessment to do this.

Tue 15 Dec, 2020

Customers thrive in our two new accommodation homes

We are very excited to have opened two new shared accommodation houses in Baldivis and Willetton! In Baldivis, Team Leader Elaine was sure to include all three customers, Annie, Lisa and Julie, and their families, in selecting the home for the new housemates. In Willetton, Team Leader Gillian said the new house where customers Zoey, Kelley, Janet and Kathy now live, has a very happy atmosphere.

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Mon 14 Dec, 2020

Activ’s response to the Employment Issues Paper

Activ endorses the Royal Commission’s investigations into promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. To support the Royal Commission’s investigations, Activ has submitted a response to the Employment Issues Paper.

Thu 10 Dec, 2020

Customer Erin kicking health and fitness goals

Albany community customer Erin has been on an amazing health and fitness journey over the last 15 months! Not only has she now lost over 35 kilos, but more importantly, Erin is active, participates in the community, and loves to make and eat healthy food.

Thu 26 Nov, 2020

Commercial Cleaning program creating more pathways to open employment

Activ’s registered training organisation, Activ Pathways, will begin to offer a Certificate II in Cleaning CPP20617 qualification. This training will upskill and empower our Commercial Cleaning team’s supported employees to provide them even more pathways to open employment.

Tue 24 Nov, 2020

Martin makes progress towards his employment goal

Activ customer Martin’s open employment prospects have recently expanded. With the help of his support worker Rebecca, Martin has started volunteer work at Spudshed in Australind. Martin’s liking the work so far, and is one step closer to reaching his independence goal of getting a job!

Tue 24 Nov, 2020

Rollout of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission – what it means for you

From 1 December 2020, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will commence operating in Western Australia (WA). We’ve been working hard to ensure we meet all of the Commission’s requirements. Click on the headline to find out what the rollout of the Commission means for you.

Tue 24 Nov, 2020

Coronavirus: Activ services update

Following the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we wanted to provide an update on our services. Click on the headline to continue reading.

Fri 06 Nov, 2020

Marie’s leadership skills recognised at Osborne Park

Staff at Activ Osborne Park are always ready to encourage employment customers to accept a new challenge. Nothing could be more true for Marie, who started work at Activ straight out of school, and - because of her organisation and leadership skills - has been promoted to a leadership role.

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Mon 02 Nov, 2020

Customer Matthew shares his experience in the commercial cleaning team

I signed up for Activ’s commercial cleaning enterprise because I was looking for some variety in my work. I like to feel I have done a hard day’s work and I thought this was a good opportunity for that. Continue reading to learn more.

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Mon 26 Oct, 2020

Customer Rachel shares home ownership advice

Customer Rachel is justifiably proud of her independence. Not only does she work in open employment at her local supermarket, but she is also a home owner. Continue reading to find out Rachel's top tips for people wanting to buy their own home.

Thu 24 Sep, 2020

New partnership to put the creative talents of Activ artists on show at major exhibition

Activ is proud to announce a new partnership with As We Are – a prestigious State-wide exhibition and awards program that showcases the talents of Western Australian artists living with intellectual disability. Read more to find out how to be involved.

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Wed 15 Jul, 2020

Activ Pathways set to benefit from $57 million fee reduction package

Activ’s registered training organisation (RTO), Activ Pathways, is set to benefit from the State Government’s $57 million fee reduction package for the training sector.

Thu 18 Jun, 2020

Teaming up for cooking tutorials

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided unexpected opportunities for Activ to connect with new businesses and organisations. As part of a Community Support initiative, Chef Rocky from The Left Bank made us some video cooking tutorials to share with you. 

Thu 18 Jun, 2020

Learn & connect from home

Have you heard about our Activ at Home program? The program offers opportunities to learn and connect from the safety and comfort of home. We’re trialing a range of innovative ways to support our customers from home using virtual service offerings. 

Wed 17 Jun, 2020

Activ Pathways – making a difference

Did you know that Activ Pathways training is in high demand across the State? The Activ Pathways team delivered training to 150 non-Activ staff this year, in locations as diverse as Kununurra, Roebourne, Narrogin and Albany.

Mon 15 Jun, 2020

Coronavirus: Activ services update from our CEO

Following the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Activ has developed a phase three plan to recovery. Continue reading to learn more about the updates of Activ services.

Tue 26 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Activ services update from our CEO

Following WA Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 18 May, Activ has developed a phase two plan for staff and customers that aligns with government directives.

Fri 22 May, 2020

2020 Chevron City to Surf for Activ cancelled

We regret to advise that we have cancelled the 2020 Chevron City to Surf for Activ, due to be held in August, in line with Federal and WA State Government directives around physical […]

Fri 01 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Activ services update from our CEO

I thought it timely to provide an update on our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the headline to continue reading.

Fri 24 Apr, 2020

Activ Bentley joins the fight against the coronavirus

Activ Business Services Bentley supported employees are doing their part to support the fight against the coronavirus in Western Australia. Click on the headline to read the full story.

Fri 03 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus update from our CEO – employment services

Activ has recently come under some criticism for our decision to keep our employment services sites open. I want to address that decision and reassure you that we continue to monitor all of our services and sites as circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic change. Click to read more from our CEO.

Thu 02 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus update from our CEO, Danielle Newport

As per our recent announcement on social media, a supported employee at Activ Bentley Business Services was confirmed as having COVID-19. For an update on the situation, click the headline to continue reading.

Tue 31 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus update – changes to services

Following recent guidelines by the State and Federal Government, we have made several changes to our services. Click on the headline to find out more about these changes.

Thu 26 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus update – service decisions and updates

Following a recent announcement from the Prime Minister, we have a number of updates and decisions to share.

Wed 18 Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Update

In order to protect the health and safety of our community, Activ will be implementing new decisions to comply with government directives. Click the headline to view our latest policy decisions.

Mon 16 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus update from Activ CEO, Danielle Newport

As a valued member of the Activ community, I would like to update you on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what Activ is doing about it. Click the headline to read the full update.

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Tue 03 Mar, 2020

Housing and well-being collective

We co-hosted an inaugural Disability Housing and Well-Being Collective Forum with Hygge Community. The event sought support for the development of a tool to capture the housing and well-being needs of people with disability.

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Fri 21 Feb, 2020

Musical extravaganza taking shape

Rehearsals at Activ Beaconsfield are in full swing for the upcoming production of its musical extravaganza, Once Upon a Dream. Click for more information about this exciting upcoming performance!

Fri 21 Feb, 2020

Trio excited about new house

Customers Andrew, Paul and Jeremy are set to become housemates at Activ’s new accommodation house in Ashby. The trio were accompanied by North Metro Team Leader James Reuben on a recent shopping trip to choose furniture for their new home.  

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Thu 13 Feb, 2020

Career coach inspires Andrew

Thanks to Activ’s career coaching program, customer Andrew’s open employment prospects have expanded. Read more about how this program is helping grow Andrew's confidence and skills.

Thu 09 Jan, 2020

Activ Esperance closure

The closure of Activ Esperance’s services was announced today, with the last day of operations being 31 March 2020. Click on the headline to read more.

Fri 11 Oct, 2019

New pilot developed to support employment outcomes

At Activ, we are focused on developing new services that support progression towards independence for people living with disability.

Tue 24 Sep, 2019

Activ opens new accommodation home in Geraldton

People living with disability in Geraldton now have more options with the opening of Activ’s first new accommodation home in 30 years.

Fri 23 Aug, 2019

Activ South West reaches one millionth milestone

Activ Business Services South West reached a major production milestone last week with its one millionth wooden pallet rolling off its timber production line. Customer Operations Manager South West, Darren McNab, said Activ’s […]

Mon 24 Jun, 2019

Activ and South West Football League develop inclusive community program

Activ and the South West Football League Umpires Association have launched a program which will give people with disabilities a chance to be involved in match day action. The match day experience will […]

Mon 17 Jun, 2019

Activ celebrates Goldfield graduates

The annual Activ Pathways Graduation was held for the first time in Esperance this year with 45 qualifications awarded to students in the Goldfields. Graduates were invited to the Bijou Theatre for the […]

Fri 07 Jun, 2019

Artspace celebrates Activ artists

The Activ Artspace Exhibition returned in 2019 for a sixth year. For the first time in the event’s history, Artspace was held outside of Activ at Subiaco Arts Centre. Over 70 original artworks […]

Wed 08 May, 2019

Partnership delivers WA’s first accessible voting option

West Australian voters with disability will have an additional option to cast their vote this election, with the trial of a specially designed accessible early-voting service in Perth. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) […]

Thu 18 Apr, 2019

Activ CEO hosts Esperance Women’s Leadership Network

On Tuesday evening Activ CEO, Danielle Newport, hosted the third instalment of the Esperance Women’s Leadership Network event. The monthly initiative was established by the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a […]

Fri 12 Apr, 2019

An open letter to the Activ community from the CEO

At Activ, we are committed to defending the rights of people living with disability to ensure the long-term safety and well-being of all individuals. We fully welcome and support the Royal Commission into […]

Thu 04 Apr, 2019

Activ Pathways celebrate over 500 graduates

Over the past few weeks, Activ has celebrated and recognised the achievements of over 500 Activ Pathway graduates across Perth and Bunbury locations. Activ Pathways delivers nationally recognised certificates and training courses to […]

Fri 22 Feb, 2019

Southern Port Authority signs new contract with Esperance Property Care

Esperance’s Activ Property Care team have secured a new 12-month contract with Southern Port Authority to manage more than 20,000 square metres of the authority’s land. Southern Port’s Chief Executive Officer, Steven Lewis, […]

Fri 18 Jan, 2019

Activ Esperance employment milestone

Two Activ Esperance supported employees reached significant employment milestones this week. Alan Gallop and Patricia (Trish) Anderson each notched up 35 years employment with Activ. Alan and Trish also went to school together, […]

Fri 14 Dec, 2018

Activ Learning and Discovery Centre provides the first Sensory Zone at festival

Yesterday, the Activ Learning and Discovery Centre (ALDC) team attended the Town of Cambridge Christmas at Lake Monger Festival. For the first time in the events history, the ALDC along with the Town […]

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Tue 20 Nov, 2018

Activ feature in The Australian Business Executive publication

We have been included in the Q3 edition of the The Australian Business Executive (The ABE) magazine. The ABE is a quarterly publication that takes an in depth view of business and economic […]

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ Learning & Discovery Centre is open for business!

The Activ Learning and Discovery Centre is now open and ready to receive visitors.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Artists living with disability shine at Activ Artspace

Activ Artspace has returned to Wembley for its fifth consecutive year featuring original artwork created by people living with disability.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ Supported Employee wins WA Buyability ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

Activ would like to congratulate Adam Grant on winning the Buyability ‘Above and Beyond Award’ for Western Australia.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Noah’s Ark WA now open on Saturdays

Commencing on Saturday, 5 May 2018 Noah's Ark WA will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10.00am – 1.00pm.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ is in the news!

The West Australian posted an article today about Activ's re-opening of Noah's Ark Toy Library.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ excited to offer Home and Community Care in the City of Wanneroo

This morning, Activ was excited to begin offering Home and Community Care (HACC) Services in the City of Wanneroo.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Noah’s Ark WA Reopened

Activ is delighted to announce that this morning the organisation officially re-opened Noah’s Ark WA.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Call for Entries – Activ Artspace 2018

Activ’s flagship art exhibition, Activ Artspace is back again for 2018!

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ announced as new Noah’s Ark WA provider

Activ is thrilled to announce that it has been named as the new service provider for Noah’s Ark WA.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

130 students cross the stage at Activ’s 11th Pathways Graduation

Last night, 130 graduates crossed the stage at Activ’s 11th Pathways Graduation ceremony at the Astral Ballroom at Crown, Perth.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ Busselton celebrates one-million bottles of Pure Wine

On 21 December 2017, Activ Business Services Busselton celebrated a historical milestone – having produced their one-millionth bottle of wine additive for Pure Wine.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Hackfest: Solutions in disability

Activ, in Partnership with Bethanie, hosted an industry first workshop on Friday, November 3 at Frasers Suites. The workshop aimed to develop real, practical solutions that addresses the concerns and issues people living with disability face as their funding ceases when they turn 65.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ and Amana Living are named preferred providers in City of Wanneroo

Activ is pleased to announce that the City of Wanneroo has recommended to its Council that Amana Living in partnership with Activ are the preferred organisations to provide Home and Community Care Services to their customers in the City of Wanneroo.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ’s Inaugural Awards Evening

Activ's inaugural Awards Evening was held on Saturday 11 November, where the commitment and energy of our people was celebrated.

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Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Activ All Stars Complete the Ultimate Challenge

The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Western Australia’s most loved community sporting event. For five people living with disability, the 2017 event was more than just a race, it was a demonstration of personal commitment and outstanding achievement.

We look forward to speaking with you.