About Us

Noah’s Ark is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Victoria and the ACT, Australia. We offer a range of services and programs that support families who have a child (aged 0-8) with a disability or additional needs.

At Noah’s Ark we work closely with children with a disability, their families and the services they participate in. We recognise that parents are experts on their own child and we provide them with information and support that enables them to make informed decisions.

We employ more than 220 staff and deliver services to more than 2000 families across Victoria and the ACT.

Noah’s Ark works with families, educators and policy-makers.

We’re also leaders in our field. Noah’s Ark provides training for early childhood professionals, participates in sector events and leads policy and research in Australia and around the world.

Vision

Every child develops meaningful relationships, participates and learns with the encouragement and understanding of their families, carers, educators and communities.

Purpose

To build better futures for children with disabilities and other additional needs.

Values

Collaboration

Honesty

Quality

Innovation

Respect

Our History

In 1971, we started as the Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Handicapped Children, run by a small group of parents of children with a disability.

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Welcome from the CEO

Noah’s Ark has always provided a friendly, informal and welcoming environment and a range of services for children with any type of disability.

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Our Quality of Service

Noah’s Ark is committed to improving the quality of our services through our quality assurance and customer charter.

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Our Strategic Direction

Our Strategic Plan 2014-2017 outlines the five key strategies that will lead us to achieving our vision.

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Meet our Team

Meet our Board of Management, Senior Managers and Managers.

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Support Us

You can make a difference by making a donation to Noah’s Ark.

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Hire our Space

Noah’s Ark provides a space for meetings, training or workshops.

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