A Bridge To Work

Partnering to Connect People and Jobs

Are you looking for work? We are very happy to announce that in July 2018 we are launching a new Employment program A Bridge to Work at the Bridge Housing office. Our Employment Services partner CoAct has provided an experienced Employment Support Co-ordinator to work with tenants and household members on a one to one basis. Read the flyer.

A Bridge to Work is open to all Bridge Housing residents who are looking for work, or looking to improve their work circumstances, for example, from casual to permanent. The CoAct Employment Support Co-ordinator works with residents to help them establish individual work goals; and will provide one on one support, coaching and mentoring to help residents find the right job sooner.

Watch the videoRead the case studies.


CoAct has great success rates in assisting people into work. If you are a Bridge Housing resident, are looking for work, and are between 17 and 70 years of age we would love to hear from you! 

Call the CoAct Employment Support Co-ordinator Gavin Marks on 0447 092 194, register online at www.bridgetowork.org.au or talk to your Housing Manager.

Photo: Gavin Marks joins Babana Aboriginal Men's Group Chairperson Mark Spinks, National Manager Mentoring Debbie Spinks, group members and families at the Babana Jobs Day. 

Volunteer and work experience 

If you would like to improve your work ready skills, you can volunteer at Bridge Housing. We are looking for volunteers who would like to get experience in an office based environment.  You might end up doing research; calling tenants for phone surveys; grappling with spreadsheets or mail outs; updating communications or helping us organise events. 

Come in for a chat if you are interested. If we don’t have something for you we can refer you on to one of our partner organisations.

Call the Communities Team on 8324 0800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advance Scholarships

Advance Scholarships is an annual initiative for tenants and their families to support training, education or employment outcomes; or to improve younger residents' experiences of school or university. Scholarships of up to $1500 are available through an application process. 

  pdf Read or download the Guidelines (2.10 MB) .

If you would like to learn more about these scholarships click here or

Contact Sarah Barclay on 8324 0827 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close: Monday 30th September 2019


Calling all Bridge kids: we need your help to launch into Orbit! 

We want to give younger people, aged 5 – 12 years, the chance to talk to us about what’s important to them, what they aspire to, and changes they’d like to see in their homes and their neighbourhoods.

Orbit is held during the April school holidays. This year, Orbit was held at the Redfern Community Centre in partnership with Weave Youth and Community Servicesand the Settlement.

Learn more about our other support partnerships..