Victorian Disability Awards


For the past 7 years the Victorian Disability Awards have recognised and honoured individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to empowering  people living with a disability to live fulfilling lives as fully inclusive members of their communities. The Victorian Disability Awards are a joint initiative between National Disability Services (NDS) and the Department more »

Aidan’s Starlight Wish Comes True


If you are granted one wish what would it be? Some people might wish for something grand like winning Tattslotto, a world trip or world peace others wish for smaller things like an opportunity to meet their childhood hero. Several years ago, Aidan, a participant at OC Connections, was recommended by his healthcare professional to the Starlight more »

One journey ends and another begins


Pictured above from left to right: Peta Denham Harvey – Manager Strategic Outcomes Department of Health & Human Services, Jill Gardiner – Deputy Secretary, Eastern Division Department of Health & Human Service. Therese Desmond – CEO OC Connections, Vicki Hayes – General Manager Engagement and Partnerships OC Connections, Maurice Pitard – Chairman OC Connections On more »

The 2016 Progress Report Stakeholder Survey


The Department of Social Services (DSS) is inviting people with disability, their carers and families to complete the 2016 Progress Report Stakeholder Engagement Survey. An important part of the work of DSS doing is finding out what people with disability, their families and carers think about disability in Australia and the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 more »

Visit from the Hon. Minister Martin Foley


On Wednesday 19 July, 2017 OC Connections was visited by the Hon. Martin Foley (Minister for Housing, Ageing & Disability; Minister for Mental Health; Minister for Creative Industries; Minister for Equality). Several years ago the Victorian Government partnered with OC Connections to redevelop its congregate care facilities and build five new supported accommodation homes in more »

Lily Rodricks wins the Alan James Award


    The Oakleigh and District Rotary Club has supported OC Connections for many years. We are thrilled and proud to announce the winner of the Alan James Award at last night’s Oakleigh Rotary Club dinner was our own Lily Rodricks from OC Connections Enterprises. The dinner was a wonderful success. The award is named more »

Have Your Say on Rights in Specialist Disability Accommodation


The Victorian Government wants to hear from you about how they can update rights for people living is specialist disability accommodation. Below are three books about your rights, please click on the picture to open each book.             More information can be found on the Engage Victoria website: https://engage.vic.gov.au/sda.

Graduation Ceremony


OC Connections in partnership with Prioletti Consultants are extremely proud to congratulate the recent graduates of the Certificate One Training Course. A graduation celebration was held yesterday at the Clayton Community Centre, well received by all who attended. All six participants made speeches brimming with pride at their achievements and expressing how excited they all are to continue more »

Mitchell the artist at work


      We are delighted to offer a range of artwork produced by Mitchell from the OC Connections day support art program. We hope you will support Mitchell’s progress as an artist by viewing his wonderful art work. We have recently completed hanging 25 of his pieces at OC Connections. Mitchell’s art is produced more »

Vicki Hayes wins award


We are proud to announce that Vicki Hayes, Manager Redevelopment, received a high commendation in the category of Outstanding Advocate of People with Disabilities at the City of Monash, Sir John Monash Awards last evening. Vicki has spent her whole working life advocating for people living with a disability and it is wonderful that she has more »