About Xavier

At Xavier, we have a long and proud history and have been providing services for children with disabilities in Brisbane for over 70 years. We came from humble beginnings when during the 1940s, a group of Catholic professional and business men known as the “Xavier Society” purchased a property in Coorparoo to serve as a home for children who had suffered from polio. Xavier Home opened in 1949.

We have been a part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane since 2003. In 2019 and beyond, our mission is to enable families of children with high support needs to maintain an appropriate quality of life in a family and community environment.

To deliver on this we continually evolve our services in consultation with our families and in partnership with other community organisations, to provide the support that our children and families need. We are proud to work with families throughout the greater Brisbane region.

 

Our History


Xavier came from humble beginnings. In the 1940s, the Xavier Society purchased a weatherboard house as a home to care for children who had suffered from polio in the early-post war years. Over the decades our structure and services evolved however our dedication to supporting children and families remains.

Work with us


As we grow our multi-disciplinary team, we are always on the look-out for talented, passionate professionals to join the Xavier family. We offer a diverse range of career opportunities in nursing, allied health including occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy and counselling, as well as support work, finance and administration. We work together to provide quality services for children and young people with disabilities in Brisbane and the greater Brisbane area.

Our Team


We work together to enable children with complex disability and their families to live the best lives they can. We are a proud and passionate bunch and we put our families at the heart of everything we do.

Our Partners

We partner with the following organisations to bring better services and supports to children and families in the Brisbane area. Our partners help us to deliver high quality, innovative health and disability support services in Brisbane enabling our children and their families to live better lives. We continue to work with our partners to evolve the supports and services we offer. 

Disability Royal Commission

In September 2019, representatives of Xavier attended the first hearing of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability.