Our story

Bringing together sectors and systems to form a powerful network to drive 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 projects to date

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 300 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


The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Conference

15 Feb 2023 10:27am

The research of the Collaborative Partnership will be discussed at an upcoming panel discussion as part of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Conference. The conference will be held from the 21st – 23rd February at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and will bring together all sectors of the superannuation industry with the theme of inspiring excellence.


A pathway to change, work participation for all

07 Feb 2023 12:24pm

The Collaborative Partnerships pathway to change provides an overview of the stakeholders, activities and outcomes required to create an Australia where people with a mental or physical health condition, illness, injury or disability have a greater opportunity to work so that people, the community, businesses can enjoy the health benefits of good work and economic benefits of increased work.


The Collaborative Partnership Newsletter - December 2022

14 Dec 2022 10:05am

Please see the December edition of our newsletter for the latest information and recent achievements of the Collaborative Partnership.


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