The Weekend Retreat hosted by AbilityMate powered by Enspiral is the very first of its kind in Sydney. We would like to invite you to join us for a weekend of connecting, reflecting and lots of fun - in true AbilityMate style, it’s  a unique combination of work and play. Our first ever retreat aims to bring together our close community who have been involved in our work from the early days. AbilityMate has been on an epic journey since we started and we want to take this opportunity to connect and spend valuable time with you.

Located only 45 minutes away from the city, the retreat will be held at the beautiful and fully accessible Crusaders Conference Centre.

For more information contact Melanie Tran on

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the venue wheelchair friendly?

Yes! There is a wheelchair accessible lodge with 4 rooms, 2 people per room. There is 1 shared accessible bathroom and 1 standard shared bathroom. Please note that some of the bedrooms do not have doors wide enough for a wheelchair to fit through - this means wheelchairs / mobility aids may have to be left outside the bedroom.


Photos of the venue and the accessible lodge is available upon request. If you would like to know more about the accessibility of the venue, please get in touch with the retreat organizer, Mel Tran at


What time do I arrive and leave?

We encourage you to be at the venue by 5:30pm on Friday so you have time to register and settle down before we kick off the retreat.


What will we be doing during the weekend?

The ball is in your court! We’re all about human-centred design so you tell us what you would like to get out of the retreat and we can work together to create that experience. Head over to our ticket page for some ideas to get you started.


What are open space workshops?

Open space workshops are essentially hosted by anyone who wants to share their knowledge and experience on a particular topic. You don’t have to be an expert in a particular area to do this, everyone has something we can all learn from. It’s all about sharing what you know and learning from others at the same time to broaden your horizons


Is there going to be a party night?

Ofcourse! It’s AbilityMate’s tradition to make things fun and exciting - it’s not a retreat without a party on the last night!


What do I need to bring?

More details coming soon!