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Hello you! We're genU!

We’re building more inclusive communities

At genU, we’re united in our mission to empower people to reach their full potential.

Our work supports multi generations of people to create and embrace opportunities to connect, participate and thrive.

We offer a diverse range of services that include disability support, senior services, training, and employment across Australia. Reflecting our heritage, we are proud to be one of the largest NDIS providers in Australia. 

As a profit-for-purpose organisation, we reinvest back into areas that help to build more inclusive communities.

The genU family includes genU Training, MatchWorks, Barwarre Gardens, St Laurence Park retirement, Eastern Hub, The Otway Kitchen and Seasons Cafe and Catering.

You’ll find our locations all across Australia. genU Australia map all services

We provide a range of services to support people in our community to reach their full potential, including:

Our story started in 1952 when a small group of parents in Geelong dreamed of a world for their children where disability would not stand in the way of their opportunities and potential.

The parents created a play centre which became known as Karingal. As their children grew, Karingal grew, creating new, inclusive spaces and services for people with disability.

In 2017, the best of two trusted and respected organisations, Karingal and St Laurence, came together under the new name genU.

Today, the genU national footprint includes nearly 4,000 staff at 200 locations across Australia. Our vision is to support every person in the community to overcome challenges and make the most out of every opportunity that comes their way.

Our vision

Build inclusive communities.

Our mission

Create and deliver innovative services and support that empowers people to reach their full potential.

We deliver on our mission and vision by delivering disability support services, senior services, NDIS coordination, and business and community inclusion programs.

Our values

genU values welcoming
We are friendly and inclusive.
genU values Innovate
We are courageous, inspired and creative.
genU values Safe
We care for our people, our clients, our communities and the environment.
genU values empowered
We are capable, confident and supported.

genU values respectful
We are caring, honest and professional.

NDIS logoWe’re a Registered NDIS Provider since 2013 and are one of the largest disability service providers under the scheme in Victoria.

From applying to the NDIS to understanding funding and support levels and accessing those supports, we’ve got you covered.

Read more about genU and the NDIS.


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