COVID-19 update

Please note that the Victorian Government has announced that as of 8PM today (5/8/21) Victoria will go into a snap lockdown and will go till Thursday 12th August 2021. Brunswick Industries will remain open during this lockdown as we are essential with Manufacturing of Hand Sanitiser and Employment Supports which can not be done from…

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COVID-19 update

Please note that the Victorian Government has extended the shutdown period till Tuesday 11:59PM 27/07/2021. Brunswick Industries will remain open and operating as we are manufacturing and packing Hand Sanitisers for our customers. Remember there are 5 reasons you can leave your home during the lockdown: To get food & supplies To exercise for up…

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COVID-19 Update

Please note that the Victorian Government has implemented a shutdown for 5 days ending at 11:59pm Tuesday 20/07/2021. Brunswick Industries will be open and operating as we are manufacturing and packing Hand Sanitisers for our customers. Remember there are 5 reasons you can leave your home during the lockdown: To get food & supplies To…

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COVID-19 vaccines Evidence of eligibility

COVID-19 vaccines Evidence of eligibility 27 May 2021 OFFICIAL This document provides guidance on the types of evidence that can be used to prove eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine. It is important to note that people don’t have to be a Victorian resident to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria. Only one piece of evidence…

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COVID-19 Update

Victoria enters a 7 day circuit breaker as of tonight 11:59PM. Brunswick Industries will be open as we are manufacturing hand sanitisers and the work can not be done from home. There are only 5 reasons to leave home: 1. To shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies which is limited to 5kms…

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COVID-19 update

Following the Premier Daniel Andrew’s announcement of Stage 4 restrictions – CIRCUIT BREAKER We want to let all employees know, we are open next Monday. We are essential in manufacturing hand sanitiser and other sanitising cleaning products. We do however, want you all to remain safe! If you would like to stay home during the…

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Welcome Back to work!

After 6 weeks away from work due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in early August, supported employees returned to BIA on Monday the 14th of September. Workers have been keeping themselves occupied at home during that time by filling in their activity packs however were very excited to return to work and see their…

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Do you have a disability? Have things changed for you because of coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do you need support in a language other than English? Help is available.  Call the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 and ask for an interpreter, or call Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450 and ask for the Disability Information…

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New COVID-19 Update!

An update for all BIA employees, families and customers. With the significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Victoria, we continue to monitor and evaluate the situation. As we are still providing an essential service to our customers and supported employees, we will continue to remain open and follow the requirements set out by the…

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COVID-19 Update

Daniel Andrews yesterday announced further update to address the recent increase in the virus being transmitted in the community, in particular hot spots around Victoria. Some of those hot spots are suburbs which our employees, staff, family and customers live in. We want to take this time to reassure everyone that as Brunswick Industries that…

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NDIS Survey on COVID-19

The NDIS is asking for volunteer NDIS Participants to go online and answer some questions relating to the changes that NDIS implemented during COVID-19. You can ask for your carer, friend, support worker or someone you trust to help you access and complete the survey. You will remain anonymous so you do not have to…

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Low Cost Assistive Technology During COVID-19

The NDIS has made it easier for you to keep connected during COVID-19! You can now access Low Cost Assistive Technology up to $1500 on low cost AT items from your existing budgets. You will require a letter from your provider detailing why you need to make the purchase. Brunswick Industries Association can provide this…

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COVID-19 Update

We are open for business still making essential items. As always the health of all our supported employees, staff and families are our highest priority and we continue to maintain the workplace social distancing rules, visitor restrictions and additional cleaning protocols to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being by minimising the risk of infection. BIA has…

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Easter & Fruit morning Tea

As a thank you to all BIA supported employees who have been working extra hours and days and all those helping out in production where needed, BIA decided to have a special morning tea where fruit, Hot Cross Buns and Easter eggs were provided to all employees. A big thank you to Pearl Chan of…

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Social Distancing Protocol

Due to new restrictions placed on everyday lives and businesses around the world, BIA have implemented new social distancing rules and regulations in line with government Protocol. Building 1 and Building 2 will have separate morning tea and lunch breaks to allow a less crowded canteen area thus having more room to move around! Also…

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BIA’S COVID 19 Response

Brunswick Industries is taking major steps in our efforts and control against COVID 19. These include implementing our Crisis Management Procedure, strict limits of entry to our site and workplace social distancing. We are proud to provide a vital service to the community with our production of hand sanitiser and commercial cleaning products. Our staff…

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Brunswick’s Local MP visit to BIA

In February we had the pleasure of welcoming our Local MP for Brunswick, Dr Tim Read. Charles Teale, Brunswick Industries’ CEO, took Tim for a tour around our busy and exciting workplace with friendly greetings from our workers and staff.  Tim was very impressed with our production and our hardworking Supported Employees who deliver quality…

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Mark Sewell Award 2019

On Behalf of Brunswick Industries Association, we would like to congratulate Rodney Carlton for winning the highly respected Mark Sewell Good Citizen Award, presented by Greg Sewell, Member of the Rotary Club of Brunswick Tullamarine. The award was given to Rodney for his outstanding work ethic, his positive attitude within the workplace and his outstanding…

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Break-up party at the Moreland Hotel

On the 19th of December 2019, BIA capped of the year by celebrating our end of year annual breakup party at the Moreland hotel. Supported employees, Staff and Guests; the rotary club of Brunswick Tullamarine and BIA board members, enjoyed a wonderful lunch provided by The Moreland Hotel. Thank you to everyone who joined us…

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Maintenance Mayhem

In April during the Easter/ANZAC break, the staff at BIA were hard at work all over the site, fixing, maintaining, filing, moving and even painting! The whole team was involved.  Just some of the activities saw Jeff and Ray spending time repairing the floors and laying new tiles; Mel doing the huge job of putting…

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Visit by Acting CEO of the National Disability Services

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Disability Services, David Moody visited Brunswick Industries Association on the 18th of April. Brunswick Industries’ Chief Executive Officer, Charles Teale took David on a tour of our busy workplace to a warm reception from our people. The National Disability Services is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service…

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Break-up party at the Post Office Hotel

On Thursday the 20th of December 2018, we celebrated the annual BIA break-up party. The Post Office Hotel prepared a wonderful feast, enjoyed by our Supported Employees, Staff and guests; the Rotary Club of Brunswick Tullamarine and BIA Board Members. Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating an excellent year at BIA. Here…

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Mark Sewell Award for 2018

Congratulations to Peter Kearns for receiving the prestigious Mark Sewell Good Citizen Award, presented by Greg Sewell, Member of the Rotary Club of Brunswick Tullamarine. The award was given to Peter for his work as a member of the Elected Representative Committee (ERC), his excellent work ethic and his continual demonstration of good citizenship. Thank…

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Brunswick Industries turns 50!

  On May 31st, we celebrated our 50th anniversary with workers, customers and members of the community. The Mayor of Moreland City Council gave an inspiring speech and unveiled the commemorative plaque. After starting in 1968 as a sheltered workshop for the rehabilitation of stroke sufferers, Brunswick Industries Association has grown to accommodate almost 100 supported…

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BIA workers on Channel 9 news

Brunswick Industries and KE Design have enjoyed a long-standing labour hire relationship. Some of BIA’s supported employees work offsite at KE throughout the week, and this relationship is highlighted in the Channel 9 News. See the video and read the story here:   https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/10/22/31/ke-designs-tea-towels-changing-the-lives-of-people-with-disabilities

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