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Welcome to GSL Services

Welcome to the home of GSL: a Good start to Life. We hope that you will find the information or assistance you were looking for and invite you to contact us for any advice you might need. We also appreciate your input so feel free to inform us of any ideas, advice or stories you may want to share.

We are constantly evolving to better suit our clients' needs so remember to check back often.

Kind Regards

The GSL team


About us

GSL started in 2011, as a joint venture with My Space Inc. and our long-term vision continues: that children and young people with a disability or mental health matters living in our community have a Good Start to Life……..

Living in a safe and nurturing home

Attending and learning at school

Enjoying and being a part of community

This is an ideal we believe is worth striving for.

We are a proud regional provider respecting the qualities and relationships that come with regional community life. Our ambition is ‘to be the most family-centred organisation a community could hope for.

Our commitment to families and community is to continuously strive towards improving value in our programs and services, where value is defined by the attainment of client goal outcomes, relative to the cost of achieving those outcomes.

This is a ‘value agenda’ we believe is worth working towards.

Our Services

GSL offers a range of individual and group programs with a focus on the different developmental phases and skills relevant to each age group.

We offer a range of programs, but we don't do 'out-of-the-box'. Each child, young person, young adult and family have unique circumstances and personal priorities around their needs and wants.

We can base a service response around some of our existing programs, or offer a custom design. This simply means we listen while you tell your story, and work to find a service solution that is unique to specific needs, innovative and practical.

Our services are evidence-based and quality assured:

  • Registered Child Care Provider
  • Panel provider for Helping Children with Autism and Better Start for Children with Disability (Department of Social Services)
  • Approved provider for Disability Services (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)

Indigenous Education Program

Our Indigenous Education Program focuses on education outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people who have a disability living in the Cairns and Kuranda area, and their families.


Supported Living

At GSL we offer a range of specialist services for children through to young adults, and their families.


Learning and Life Skills

We offer a practical, individually tailored skill development program, delivered by a multi-professional team.


Host Provider Service

GSL Host Provider plays a very important role in connecting you to local services and resources, as well as getting you ready to participate in the NDIS.


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin rolling out in Queensland in 2016 with a scheduled completion date in 2019. It is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), an independent agency, that is responsible for implementing the NDIS.


Vocational Development

GSL offers a range of Vocational Services for clients wanting to engage in employment or further education. Our Vocational Development Coordinator will liaise with employers and training providers in the local area to assist our clients into a rewarding career path.


Contact us

If you are new to GSL: a Good Start to Life you can get in touch with us today by leaving your details here. If you have already experienced a GSL service then your feedback is really important to us.

We welcome compliments and complaints so we can keep improving!  You can also speak to your support person, contact us at our offices (number below) or email us on the email address provided!

 e-mail   information@gslservices.com.au

Tel 07 4031 0123

Fax 07 4214 5289

Address 1 / 196 McCormack Street, Manunda, QLD 4870

Postal PO Box 280, North Cairns LPO, QLD 4870


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