Our Story

Our History

Multicap was established in 1962 by five families who could not obtain suitable support for their children with multiple disabilities.

Together we are a positive circle of support… In all ways and always

Starting off in a church hall once a week, the service became popular and the amount of children attending soon grew to 24 and a fundraising group was formed to be able to cater for the increasing numbers. Multicap today continues to expand to meet the needs of community members with disabilities.

Today, Multicap provides support to more than 1,500 families, including some of our founding families. They have ready access to Community Hubs, In Home Support and Supported Independent Living, Short Term Accommodation, Support Co-ordination, Specialised Behaviour Support Services, Housing, Social Experiences and Holidays, Creative Arts and Supported Employment.

Our passion for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them, drives us to always believe there is a way. We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.

Disability touches the lives of most people in some way, through experiences with our friends, family, at school, in the workplace, and in the community.

Our Patron

Since 1972, Multicap has been privileged to enjoy the support of nine Governors of Queensland as our Patron. 

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM Governor of Queensland became the Patron of Multicap in November 2021. Her Excellency was sworn-in as the 27th Governor of Queensland on 1 November 2021.

The Governor has had a lifetime devoted to public health. She served as Queensland's Chief Health Officer for 16 years, responsible for leading the state's preventative health and public health agendas, including response to public health emergencies such as COVID-19. For more information, please refer to The Governor's Biography on the Government House website. 

Multicap greatly appreciates the Governor's patronage and the assistance provided in enhancing the lives of people with disability and their families.

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