About Lifestart


Lifestart, a not for profit organisation and registered charity, provides early intervention, school age years inclusion support programs and therapeutic supports to children and young people 0 – 24 years living with disability or developmental delay. Lifestart uses a family/person centred approach to meet the priorities and needs of those in the service. It is based on the concept of partnership with children and young people, their families and carers, to assist and empower them to participate meaningfully and inclusively in our community.

Lifestart is committed to provision of supports based on the values of inclusion, collaboration, diversity and integrity. Disabilities include Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, global developmental delay and rare genetic disorders.

Lifestart is calling all paddlers to register for Kayak for Kids to be held on Sunday 20 March 2016 on beautiful Sydney Harbour. The event is Lifestart’s major annual community awareness and fundraising event and more than 1,400 members of the community will be participating as paddlers, spectators, volunteers and sponsors.  Kayak for Kids supports a more inclusive community for all children and young people.

Lifestart invites people of all ages and paddling experience to take part in the challenge which offers an amazing opportunity to kayak on the magnificent Harbour under strict maritime safety supervision surrounded by enthusiastic fellow paddlers. The 18km course starts at Blues Point and concludes at Clifton Gardens where paddlers and spectators can join in the fun of the Annual Lifestart family picnic.

Funds raised are directed towards supporting more than 2,000 families with children and young people living with disability across Greater Sydney and beyond.

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For more information on Lifestart visit

Lifestart Co-operative Ltd
Head Office
Street Address: 87C Charles Street, Putney NSW 2112
Postal Address: PO Box 3277 Putney NSW 2112
Ph: 02 9364 0111 Fax: 02 9807 9600
ABN 43 073 450 316
CFN 15767 (Certified Fundraising Number)
DGR 444769 (Deductible Gift Recipient)  All donations over $2 are tax deductible.