Our story

Bringing together sectors and systems to form a powerful network that can drive significant change.

In 2017, the Collaborative Partnership established a national collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to give more Australians with a health condition or disability the chance to engage in good work.

Our vision

An Australia where people with a physical or mental health injury, illness or disability have a greater opportunity to work so that people, communities and business can enjoy the health and economic benefits of increased work participation.

Learn about our achievements so far

Our approach

This is a complex issue that requires cross-sector and system-wide collaboration from a network of leading organisations. We use the collective impact approach to unite our partners and deliver on our vision.

Read about the collective impact approach

Our governance framework

With more than 250 interested stakeholders and 10 partner organisations along with many project contributors, advisors and experts, we rely on a strong governance framework.

Read about our governance framework

Our partners

The partnership includes leading organisations from the private, not-for-profit and government sectors that work together to find new ways and fresh approaches to improve work participation.

Find out more about our partners

Latest news


Join the Collaborative Partnership at the 2022 Comcare National Conference in Canberra this June

21 Apr 2022 11:53am

The Collaborative Partnership will be presenting an overview of the work completed under the 2020-2022 strategy, results achieved to date and insights and learnings from across the multiple income benefits systems throughout Australia.


The Collaborative Partnership Newsletter - March 2022

31 Mar 2022 9:48am

Please see the March edition of the Collaborative Partnership Newsletter for the latest information and recent achievements of the Collaborative Partnership.


Early findings from Pillar One - measuring the movement of people between systems

30 Mar 2022 10:50am

‘How and why people transition between Australia’s income support systems?’ was the question researchers at Monash University sought to answer in their recent study into the movement of people between systems.


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