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NDIS: Starting My Plan


This workshop will provide useful information on:

  • How to implement your child's plan

  • How to use the new Participant Portal

The NDIA are running regular workshops for families and carers to help them understand NDIS processes and how to make the most of supports in their child's plan. How to access and utilise the new participant portal 'myplace' will also be covered.

Dates and Locations:

27th July, 10am-11.30 am

St Marys NDIA Office, 15-31 Ayliffes Road St Marys

29th July, 10am-11.30 am
Elizabeth NDIA Office, 47-49 Elizabeth Way Elizabeth

4rd August, 5pm-6.30 pm
Murray Bridge NDIA Office, 2 Sturt Reserve Road Murray Bridge

4th August, 10am-11.30 am
St Marys NDIA Office, 15-31 Ayliffes Road St Marys

8th August, 1.30pm-3pm
Modbury Library, 571 Montague Road Modbury

12th August, 10am-11.30 am
Elizabeth NDIA Office, 47-49 Elizabeth Way Elizabeth

18th August, 6pm-7.30pm
Port Adelaide Library, 2-4 Church Street Port Adelaide

18th August, 6pm-7.30pm
Noarlunga Library, Hannah Road Noarlunga


2016 Movie Fundraiser


Grab your diary and mark in the afternoon of Saturday October 15 for fun and fundraising for a great cause. Our 2016 Barkuma Movie Fundraiser at the beautiful Capri Theatre in Goodwood will feature the animated film Secret Life of Pets. This family-friendly comedy movie explores what our pets might really get up to when they’re home alone. We’ll also have some pet-inspired games where you could win great prizes! Come along, bring your family and friends and support people with disability to learn, work and be included in the community.

Book online now at:

Date: 15th of October

Time: 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start

Where: Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA 5034

Price: $20 per ticket or 4 for $70


Team Barkuma - City to Bay 2016


The Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run is just around the corner! As part of your participation in Adelaide's pre-eminent fitness event on the 18th of September why not join Team Barkuma and support people with disability to live, work and be included in the community?

For the second year in a row, participants can walk or run the journey from the CBD to the beach while wearing their very own Team Barkuma shirt. This year we will be giving each fundraising member of Team Barkuma their shirt free of charge.

So grab your friends and family and set up your fundraising page. To join our team complete the following instructions:

  1. Follow the link:
  2. Click on 'Join Team' and fill in your details
  3. We will then accept your request and you will be a Team Barkuma member!
  4. Register and pay for the City-Bay via the link:

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Nick via email or by phone on 8414 7100. Looking forward to seeing you on the track!


2016 StreetFleet Charity Golf Challenge a success!


What a fantastic day of fun, fundraising and friendly competition! Overall the day was a huge success, raising just shy of $12,000!

The winners on the day were the “Customtel”, closely followed by “Bowden” in 2nd and “Pat Hosking Psychology” in 3rd place.

If you haven’t already seen it on social media - we have put together a great video of the day which you can watch here -

We’ve also uploaded photos to Facebook here -

Thanks to our major sponsor StreetFleet and supporting sponsors The Bowden Print Group, Customtel (sa-NT) Pty LTD, MC Chartered Accountants & Pat Hosking Psychology. Thanks also to Adelaide Football Club, Charlesworth Nuts, Carlton & United Breweries, Coopers Brewery, Drake Foodland, Herron Todd White, Hip Pocket Workwear & Safety Hilton, KONICA MINOLTA, Mollydooker Wines, Pernod Ricard, Smith Motor Group, South Australian Cricket Association, Tea Tree Gully Golf Club - Adelaide Hills, South Australia and the University of South Australia for their generous donations.


We're Fundraising with Entertainment


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To order your membership click here

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The March Edition of InFocus is Here!


The 2016 March edition of InFocus is here! In this edition we hear about the 2015 State Transition Graduation and catch up with Haese Mathematics about how Barkuma client Josh has become an integral part of their organisation.

You can download the pdf version here or view the stories online here


The November Edition of InFocus is Here!!


In this edition we catch up with ACH Kapara and hear how the employment of staff with disability fits with the organisation. We congratulate Personnel Employment clients Dean and Ben on recieving service awards of 55 years between them! Also see what yummy recipes we are cooking with the Let's Get Cooking program.

Read all this and more in the November Edition of In Focus



Jacob on The Crows Show


Barkuma Personnel Employment's very own Jacob Milbank and Key Worker Gavin recently featured on The Crows Show! Jacob loves his job at The Adelaide Football Club where he is a much loved and valued employee. What a great example of inclusion and employment of a person with disability!

Click here to watch The Crows Show Episode 18 - Part 2 and see Jacob in action.


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