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.

16 hours ago

Burke & Beyond

Last Night Burke and Beyond had their annual Presentation Night at Matthew Flinders Hotel. It was a great night where we recognised and celebrated all of the Next Step Participants achievements for the year. The night started with great speeches and performances, then we danced the night away. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Dandenong Participants have been volunteering down at Westall Tennis Club. We are restoring the old, overgrown courts and gardens, they have worked so hard and the place is looking Brand new! The manager of the Tennis Club is so stoked with their work! ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Burke & Beyond

The Jesuit Community College Introduction to Permaculture course is well into the swing of things! We have formed a production line to make as many lovely gardening boxes as possible. All the participants get a turn at sanding, measuring, cutting, assembling and oiling the wood to make the final product. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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The Dandenong 'Transition to Work' group had lots of fun at the Crown Melbourne Christmas ArtVo Exhibition. We really enjoyed the immersive 3D ‘trick art’ gallery, where we took lots of mind blowing pictures.
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1 week ago

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Did you know that December 3rd was the International Day of Persons With Disabilies? Dandenong site celebrated with an event held at Noble Park Pool to recognise the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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