Organisational Profile

More than 35 years of experience

Jabiru’s story begins in 1985 as a locally-based organisation that provided before, after and vacation care activities for families in Bracken Ridge and Brisbane’s outer northern suburbs.

Today we are privileged to connect with more than 4,500 families across South East Queensland, providing exceptional community development, social, emotional and practical support programs for children, young people and families.


Our Purpose

Supporting children, young people and families to thrive.

Our Vision

A leading provider of school-age and well-being services that support growth and connection.

Vision for our society

Safe and fulfilling lives for children and young people.

We do more than School-Age Care

Jabiru is more than a school-age care provider. Our deep-rooted history in community development and wraparound support services provides the cornerstone of our practice within a school-age care context. As a local not-for-profit community organisation, embedding ourselves in local communities is not an add-on. It is what we were created to do. It is in our DNA.

Community Engagement, Health and Wellbeing

As an organisation, we not only deliver school-age care, we engage with a range of educational-based communities, including delivering student support services, employment and training programs and our own independent school – Jabiru Community College.

Our Services Consist Of:
  • School-Age Care operating outside school hours care services in 17 primary schools.
  • Health and Wellbeing Hub our team of allied health professionals work in the community and in primary and high schools across South East Queensland.
  • Jabiru Community College our own high school.

Strategic Action Plan

A Five-Year Plan

Jabiru has developed a five-year strategic plan to reflect our ‘social-for purpose’ heart and future direction.

The next five years, our strategic focuses will be on:

  • Developing services to create social impact outcomes
  • Continue our drive to be recognised as a leading provider of school-age care and health and wellbeing services
  • Have capable, passionate and engaged people
  • Continue to improve quality

All underpinned by effective governance and efficient administrative operations.

Updated Plan coming soon.

Our Imagery


Jabiru was named after the Australian native bird. The Jabiru flies from as far as the Northern Territory to the Tinchi Tamba Wetlands – adjacent to the community of Bracken Ridge where our organisation was founded – to bond for life and nest to raise their young. That story and its commitment to nurture, nature and community, continues.

Wish to learn more about our organisation? Contact us today. We're always willing to discuss what is important to you.