Three people standing in front of a coffee van. They are smiling.

About Us

PlanNET is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation founded, directed, and monitored by families for families that have a member with a disability.

Our Vision:


A society where people with disability live a good life as full citizens of their chosen community, based on meaningful relationships and contribution.


Our Values:


  • inclusion
  • meaningful contribution to the community by persons with disability
  • reciprocal relationships
  • person-centred and family-centred
  • organisational independence and self-sufficiency


PlanNET was set up by families for families.

In 2006 a group of families met at a facilitated planning program, “Pathways to Possibilities”, run by Parent to Parent Qld. A common fear emerged – that once parents were unable to carry out their caring role the individual with a disability would lead a very lonely and isolated life.


There was the shared realisation that the future security and happiness of our family member depended not on the size of any estate or the legal arrangements set in place, but the social supports and relationships surrounding them.


We were determined to find ways to encourage, build and sustain relationships that would be mutual, welcomed and reciprocated and where gifts and talents were recognised and valued.


Inspired by what others were doing interstate and overseas, PlanNET was founded in June 2008 with the help of seed funding from the Julia Farr McLeod Foundation.


Initially founded to assist families to set up networks of intentional relationships, PlanNET has responded to the changing landscape of disability support with the introduction of the NDIS, and has expanded our services in line with our values of person-centred and family control.

A man and a woman sitting on a couch smiling

Get Involved

Become a member of our Board.


If you are willing to contribute your time, knowledge, and skills for the benefit of families impacted by disability, we’d love to speak with you about joining our Board. Please contact us.

Current donors:

Adelaide Deerstalkers Vino & Venison Club


We welcome offers of donations, which enable us to continue to provide an independent service to our members.


Please contact us at if you would like to make a donation.

Man and woman painting on an easel together.
Skip to content