Life saving and life changing projects

Motivation Australia is a not for profit development organisation that strengthens locally led sustainable health, disability, rehabilitation and assistive technology services.

Health and rehabilitation

Access to health, rehabilitation and assistive technology services helps reduce the impact of impairment, removes barriers, and increases the ability of people with disabilities to live happy and healthy lives.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology reduces the impact of impairment and increases the ability of people with disabilities to participate in family and community, and carry out their daily activities.


Everyone has the right to be included and participate in their family and community life as much as they would like to. We advocate for deliberate inclusion to increase access to health services for all.

Change in Motion

Watch Change in Motion, our short-form documentary about the mobility device service in Samoa. An amazing achievement, and some great stories from people who have accessed the service!


Another year of the Pacific Wayfinders Mentoring Programme has sadly come to an end!Mentors and mentees met together for the last group mentoring session to reflect on and share their learning. As usual, the group discussions were incredibly insightful.Leader in the field of education and mentor, Shaun Fitzpatrick, set the scene with a crash course on the styles and processes of learning. The group then took the time to discuss and think about some big questions.This is the second year of the programme, which we have delivered in partnership with Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the ANCP. Inspired by the outcomes of participants, we hope to open the third year in the coming months.Look out for stories from this years cohort in the lead up!#ANCP ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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It's almost here! We're ensuring our newest online training course meets all targets and expectations 🎯Six staff from partner organisations in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands joined Motivation Australia staff and two expert reviewers for the pilot training of the Procurement Tool Kit.This training addresses the challenge for health services to access consistent, appropriate supplies by strengthening the procurement systems and practices of its staff.Find out more about this multi-media course here:👉 Procurement Tool Kit is being developed as part of Motivation Australia’s Pacific Wayfinders project, supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s NGO Cooperation Programme (ANCP).Thank you to the Ministry of Health and the National Medical Stores of the Solomon Islands, the Papua New Guinea National Orthotics and Prosthetics Service, and the Ministry of Health & Medical Services of Fiji for supporting their staff to attend the pilot training.Thank you also to Ken Wallis and Jodie Clark for their time supporting the training and reviewing the Procurement Tool Kit. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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In March we returned to the Pacific in person! The three jam-packed weeks were spent meeting and supporting partners in Fiji to advance their rehabilitation and assistive technology priorities 🇫🇯The story and photos from the trip are now available on our website 👉 Australia acknowledges the valuable support from the Australian Government through the Australian Non-Government Organisation Cooperation Program (ANCP), Australia in Fiji , Frank Hilton Organization (FHO), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) for donating all wheelchairs used in the training, and all participating hospitals and services. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Motivation Australia acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.