© 2019 Ability Enterprises

Contact us:

(07) 4638 7465

​Find us: 

589 West Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350

Since 2012, we have worked alongside more than 200 people facing barriers to employment


Ability Enterprises is a not-for-profit, social enterprise providing meaningful employment opportunities to marginalised individuals living in regional Queensland.


Since 2012, we have worked alongside more than 200 people facing barriers to employment. Through strategic community and corporate partnerships, we provide a social enterprise vehicle to support individuals living with mental illness, people living with a disability, refugees and Indigenous Australians. All employees are paid full award wages.


Since our inception, we have capitalised on our strong reputation to foster meaningful partnerships. Organisations and businesses we work with include Toowoomba Regional Council, the Department of Main Roads, Carers Queensland, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, QIC Toowoomba, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Nexus.


Today, our social enterprises collectively employ just under 50 people and operations span across waste management, hospitality, maintenance, administration and cleaning industries. 



Tracey Scanlan

Chief Executive Officer

Tracey joined the ranks in January 2019 and brings warmth, vision and an experienced business and operations background to the Ability team. Her move to the organisation stems from her keen interest in social enterprise and finding a cause she is passionate about. 


Tracey loves the diversity of her role and working alongside people from all walks of life. From fostering strong sector and regional partnerships to working alongside staff on the ground, Tracey is excited about what the bright future will bring for Toowoomba's founding champion of social enterprise.


Ability Enterprises is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board guides the organisation's strategic direction, oversees management and is the driving force behind Ability Enterprise's mission, goals and strategic plan. 


The Ability Enterprise Board brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organisation and their collective experience spans across not-for-profit, government and corporate organisations. Our Board includes Stacey Burrell (Board Chair), Don Carlson (Treasurer), Danny Wiedman, Debbie Bailey, Joy Mingay and Mark Copland.


Our achievements include winning the 2019 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Award (Not-For-Profit Non-Government Organisation), 2019 Buy Queensland Diversity in Procurement Award, the Minister's Buy Queensland Award (Medium/Large Business), Highly Commended Award (Buy Queensland Regional Category), 2017 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Award and the 2017 Toowoomba Diocese Social Justice Award.