Optimising the quality of life for people living with disability since 1938

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Optimising the quality of life for people living with disability since 1938 |

(08) 6282 1900

Our History

The Rocky Bay Story

1938 Incorporated as the Western Australian Society for Crippled Children (WASCC) in September
1953 WASCC moved into premises at Avonmore Terrace Mosman Park following a bequest from Mrs Lucy Creeth
1961 A major donation received from the Lotteries Commission to build a school room at Lucy Creeth house.  The school opened in 1963
1979 Organisation officially opened current premise in McCabe Street Mosman Park
1986 A West Australian team participated in the first National Electric Wheelchair games held in Melbourne
 1987 First independent accommodation built on the McCabe Street site
 1991 Change of name to Rocky Bay Incorporated
 1993 An Employment Services division was established to secure employment for people with disabilities
 1995 Getabout Program (now Leisure, Lifestyle and Learning) was introduced to offer support to clients to participate in individual or group recreational, educational and personal development options
1996 Launched the new Rocky Bay logo and positioning tag – Discovering Abilities
1997 Rocky Bay was successful in its tender to provide therapy services for children attending schools in the Peel Education District
2000 With the support of Lotterywest a Training and Conference facility was officially opened and two respite homes were built in Beeliar
2006 Opened AHG Recreation Centre at Mosman Park
2008 The School Age Therapy program extended to the Fremantle Education District, resulting in almost 1,000 children being supported 
2009 Refurbishment of the therapy pool and clinical room at Mosman Park and re-design and landscaping of the site’s gardens
2010 Celebrated the refurbishment of the Lucy Creeth Residence 
Opened the Patricia Kailis Centre, Baling Street in Cockburn Central
2013 Opened Rockingham Beach House
2014 Opened Gosnells Guest House
2015 Opened Midland office and the independent living units at 62 McCabe Street in Mosman Park
2015 Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of WA (SBHAWA) merges with Rocky Bay
One Group Home transitioned from Disability Services Commission
2016 Valued Independent People merged with Rocky Bay
seven Group Homes transitioned from Disability Services Commission
2017 Completion of phase two of the Patricia Kailis Centre in Cockburn. Expanded services to Ascot and Mandurah
2018 Celebrated Rocky Bay’s 80th anniversary and completed major refurbishments to the Duncraig offices.
Acquired four properties from Baptistcare
2019 Expanded services to Clarkson and expanded Mandurah hub. Launch of Reconciliation Action Plan
Today Rocky Bay continues to offers services and support to thousands of people of all ages and abilities across WA

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