About Us

Learn about our history and philosophy

Overview

At Burke and Beyond, we believe that small is beautiful. One of the main differences between us and many other service providers is that we limit the size of our services to 30 people, and we do that in each of our locations. The advantage of this approach is that we can offer better cohesion between our team members and also ensure that communication is quick and effective. We get to know each individual very quickly and therefore, can ensure that we are aware of their needs as well as their aspirations.

Our team has put together a Principles and Practice document which outlines our beliefs and attitudes. This document represents the values of the organisation and is reviewed periodically by the whole staff team.

Our Story

The beginnings

Discussions about the establishment of Burke and Beyond started in 1990 when the then Community Services Victoria approached us to form a legally Incorporated Association to host a day program for 12 to 15 people who were at the time living at Kew Residential Services.

Our History

Discussions about the establishment of Burke and Beyond started in 1990 when the then Community Services Victoria approached us to form a legally Incorporated Association to host a day program for 12 to 15 people who were at the time living at Kew Residential Services. An office was rented at 824 Burke Road in Camberwell to host that program, hence the name Burke and Beyond. The Association was incorporated on the 3rd of June 1991 and the service opened in July of that year.

Vision, Mission

“Inclusion that Counts”

Mission

To improve lives through social interaction, personal development and community participation.

Strategic Plan …. Towards 2020

Burke and Beyond strives to improve lives through social interaction, personal development and community participation.

1 day ago

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Burke and Beyond Dandenong Next Step have stated a new Barista Enterprise on site. We use our Barista skills that we have learned from the courses we have attended. So swing by on a Monday to put us to the test, and enjoy our freshly made coffee or hot chocolates. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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On Monday the Sports and Recreation Course went on a behind the scenes industry visit to Whitten Oval, which is the home of the Western Bulldogs. We got to meet all the awesome people who help make Western Bulldogs happen, and we found out about all the different roles they do. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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After a windy weekend at Burke and Beyond Balwyn the maintenance team have been busy sweeping the paths, and washing windows to make our new site look fantastic. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Down at Dandenong we have a car washing program on Wednesdays and Fridays, which is getting busier and busier each week. It is so popular due to our effort and attention to details when washing the cars. We take pride in our work and our customers always leave happy! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Voting for Westfield Local Hero closes this weekend. If you haven't voted yet make sure you vote for Trevor Eddy for Local Hero of Doncaster to help out our close partner Clota Cottage please follow the link https://surveys.reputation.com/surveys3/run/…

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Search Westfield Local Heroes 2019, go to Doncaster and Select Trevor Eddy
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