Great Mates. For Life.
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C. S. Lewis
Great Mates. For Life.
Great Mates brings different backgrounds and abilities together on a shared life journey. We know the value of friendship and its impact in enriching life, and we provide a space where people can embrace differences, find likeness and be empowered to live life. To us, a mate is having someone to celebrate good times with, a shoulder for support during the not-so-good and just being there when we need them most. Our community focusses on you and fostering these lifelong relationships together.
Be you. Be brave. Be great. Be mates.
Why is Mateship so important?
- A reason to smile every day
- A happiness booster and stress reducer
- A pillar of emotional and mental support
- A support for self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth
- A consolation that you can just be yourself
- A source of belonging and purpose
Friendships and Disability
We know great relationships benefit our lives, but we also know for some it’s not always easy to take the first step to meet others, especially when living with a disability. At Great Mates, we understand the importance of doing life together. While we come from all walks of life and have different experiences, we are tied together by passion for what we do and a desire to make a positive difference as industry professionals. We are people supporting people, with big heart and a big difference. We believe that by fostering environments where you can meet, learn, work and engage with others, everyone can meet Great Mates who will be with them for life.
Living with Great Mates
Where and who you live with is important when it comes to fostering these connections. Your home is your safe personal space. It should reflect who you are and give you the space to grow at your own pace. We’ll work together to match you with housemates that best suit your lifestyle, abilities, personality and interests. Everything starts with open conversation, so we’ll step you through your options and answer questions or concerns along the way.
Working with Great Mates
Every day is a new opportunity and we’re all about opportunities. Our innovative employment initiatives will have you involved in the community, earning an income to support yourself alongside others from all different backgrounds and abilities. Developing skills, knowledge and experience together means space to form special bonds and lasting memories. Being happy at your workplace is key to enjoying life. We want you to confidently say, “I love my job and the people I work with”.
Find your Great Mates
Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, our community is open to everyone. If we sound like the right fit or want to know more, we are a conversation away.
Drop by our website greatmates.com.au to get in touch.