a charity
with a difference

As a not for profit charity, at Brite, we offer long-term competitive advantage to our customers and exceptional customer service as set out in our Customer Service Charter.

We also deliver a positive impact in our community as a profit-for-purpose social enterprise.

When you partner with Brite, you’ll get quality products and services at competitive prices. And you’ll change lives in our community.

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our vision

Equity and access to a better life

our mission

Provide sustainable services that create opportunity and support for people living with a disability or who are vocationally disadvantaged

our values

Courage, dignity, compassion, accountability, flexibility, performance

where it
all began

It all started in the late 1960s, when a group of parents and carers saw a need for an inclusive workplace and an environment that supported the needs of people with a wide range of abilities and skills.

Representatives from local and state governments, local service clubs and families worked hard to purchase five acres of land in Broadmeadows, build a factory and offices, and establish the organisation that we know today as Brite.

Our site was officially opened in November 1976 by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Henry Winneke. Over the years we’ve added new buildings, a nursery, training facilities and more.

From these modest beginnings, we’ve come a long way. Today Brite is a successful non-profit charity and organisation employing more than 200 people, constantly evolving to meet the needs of all our stakeholders.

governance

Brite Services (“Brite”) is a social enterprise, operating as a not-for-profit organisation and is a registered charity.

As a registered charity (Public Benevolent Institution), Brite is also registered with and reports to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The Company has a Constitution which stipulates our Company’s governance framework and outlines the requirement for a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for governance and providing the Executive with strategic direction.

Principal Activities
Brite is primarily involved in providing training, development and employment opportunities consistent with the Disability Services Act (1986), for people with varying levels and types of disability.

We operate as a not-for-profit community based social enterprise, with a primary focus of providing supported and open employment, vocational training and post-school services for people with disability (through Commonwealth and State Government funding).

We successfully produce and market a range of products and services under our commercial business units to supplement the disability services offered, while providing employment for people with disability.

Financial Accountability
Brite’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements (AASB-RDRs) adopted by the Australian Accounting Board (AASB) and the Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission Act 2012. Brite’s audited financial statements are available on the ACNC website.

Reporting Transparency
Brite believes that accountability and transparency in all that we do, is fundamental to fulfilling our purpose. We undertake a range of methods for remaining accountable to stakeholders, including partners, supporters and their families.

why we do

what we do

Everyone in our community has the right to work and earn a living but not everyone is lucky enough to have a job.

When it comes to employment for people with a disability, Australia ranks 21st out of 29 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries1. Our ranking for relative poverty risk for people with a disability is even worse – we are 27th out of 27 OECD countries, with 45 per cent of Australians with disability living near or below the poverty line2.

In 1993 the workforce participation rate for people with disability was 54.9 per cent and in 2012 it had dropped to 52.8 per cent3. This needs to change. Our community deserves better and we’re working hard to improve outcomes. With your help, we can create a future that’s full of possibilities.

  1. OECD. (2010). Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the barriers – A synthesis of findings across OECD countries.
  2. OECD. (2009). Sickness, Disability and Work: Keeping on track in the economic downturn – Background paper.
  3. ABS, 2015.

At the heart of everything we do is the brite community – our people, our customers and our families. We listen, ask, work hard and collaborate to make sure we deliver the best possible outcome for everyone.

Together we can make every day brite.

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