About CRU

Community Resource Unit (CRU) exists to create and promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and equip people to embrace ideas, to take action and to build a movement for change.

CRU engages with people on questions of values and vision; it provides inspiration and analysis and assists people to shape and deliver helpful, relevant and responsive human services and support arrangements.

CRU has always been there at the crossroads of my daughter's life, helping me to keep the vision alive and to strive to make her life as close to the life her siblings enjoy as possible.

Feedback from a CRU stakeholder survey, 2019

The members of CRU include people with disabilities, families and workers from the disability sector. We want to create a space where everyone is welcome so we can start conversations and combine our efforts in pursuit of better lives for people with disability.

Overview of CRU (PDF)

Overview of CRU (Word)

Based in Brisbane, Queensland with state-wide responsibilities, CRU draws on our national and international networks. The direction and management of Community Resource Unit Ltd. is vested in the Board of Directors that is elected annually. The implementation of CRU programs is the responsibility of the CEO and the staff team.

Our values


We believe people living with disability are active and valued contributors to family, community and economic life, which benefits everyone.


We celebrate that people have equal worth and respect each person’s different cultures, life choices, abilities, preferences and aspirations.  We are better together.


We believe we are not isolated individuals and that people living with disability are entitled to opportunities to engage in the same range of personal relationships as anyone else.


We hold to what is best and support others to do so, even when that is not popular.


We encourage people to dream of and create what could be, not be limited by what is.


We know that solutions to issues for people living with disability are not simple and require careful thought, research and action.


We nurture and encourage practices which enable people living with disability to discern genuine, valued options and support them to make informed decisions.

Annual Reports

Click on a link below to download a PDF of each Annual Report.

2019–2020: Annual Report 2020

2018–2019: Annual Report 2019

2017–2018: Annual Report 2018

2016–2017: Annual Report 2017

Organisational Details


CRU has public and liability insurance to the amount of $20,000,000 CRU has professional indemnity insurance to the amount of $2,000,000.

Tax Status

Community Resource Unit Ltd. transitioned from an incorporated association to a Company Limited by Guarantee on 9th March 2017. Community Resource Unit Ltd is a registered public benevolent institution.

CRU’s ABN is 16 143 460 250

CRU’s ACN is 617 860 009

Financial Support

CRU’s work is supported by many individuals, groups and organisations throughout Queensland and we could not function without this support and the many co-operative arrangements we have. CRU receives recurrent funding from Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services as an information service.  We also receive funding from the Queensland Department of Educations and Training and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC).

CRU’s work is also funded through income from workshops and fee-for-service consultancy work. Individuals can support the work of CRU by becoming members.


HDAA Certified Quality System

CRU has achieved certification through HDAA Australia Pty Ltd. This certification meets the requirements of AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015

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