The Story Begins
It all starts at Granma’s, a crisis youth refuge opened at rural Ingleside, by Neville Wran in 1980 and operated by ‘The Godmothers’.
Granma’s joins forces with the Manly Warringah Youth Accommodation and Birkley Cottage, before Burdekin is born in the late 1990s.
We pioneer new models in Community Care, Early Intervention, Family Supports, Outreach and Aftercare, and open a central office at Dee Why.
Growth & Maturity
In the early 2000s, we move to a new home at Brookvale, gain accreditation by Office of Children’s Guardian, and become a Community Housing Provider.
Change & Transformation
We expand into new territory and embark on a program to renew and reimagine our Vision, Purpose, Values and Strategy for the future.
Young lives, lived to their
At Burdekin, we believe every young person has the right to a life that offers opportunities to fulfil their potential.
Our Shared Vision
informs the way we see the world, and the role we play in shaping its future for the young people that will inherit it.
Put simply, we exist to inspire young people to believe that their lives can be enriched by experience and empowered by hope.
Our Shared Purpose
is what fuels our motivation and ignites our imagination.
We find a way.
We embrace individuality.
We give it our all.
Our Shared Values
are easy to spot. They’re who we are, so they show up in the way we do all that we do.
We’re investing more in building capability and promoting growth within our people and clients... so that they’re more confident, resilient and better equipped to fulfil their potential.
We’re investing more in cultivating relationships, partnerships and collaborations... so that more stakeholders can participate in and contribute to realising our Vision.
We’re investing more in improving our systems, technologies, processes and platforms... so that we’re more efficient, productive, and better able to create and deliver value for all of our supporters.
Our Shared Priorities
keep us focused on the things that make us stronger, better and more capable.