Our History

An organisation built on community support and belief in equality and integration for all.

In November 1960 a number of families met and shared their concerns about the lack of recognition of the needs of their children with a disability for an education and opportunities for life. This event marked the formation of Mai-Wel. The challenge to remove the discrimination experienced by people with a disability and their carers is as strong a motive today as it has been throughout the past 55 years.

In 2012, The Mai-Wel Group received funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Environment, to launch a History Project, researching and documenting the organisation’s rich history and contribution to the Maitland community. The Project was completed mid-2014 and is available in the form of a book and short film documentary. The Mai-Wel Group would like to thank local journalist, Alek Shulha, for the many hours he volunteered to help bring this project to life.


Download a copy of the History Book by clicking here.

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About Us

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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Phone 02 4057 2900


Head Office:
Unit 4/555 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320
Postal Address:
PO Box 835, Maitland NSW 2320
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