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NDIS programs include:


Pathways was formed to give kids and young adults an opportunity to fit in. With a shared love of wildlife and nature participants are able to experience what it’s like to feel part of a community. Pathways is suitable for anyone over 15 that receives NDIS assistance. Not only will participants get to learn all about our native flora and fauna, they will also be a part of a nature-loving community providing ample support and encouragement.

  • Zookeeping skills
  • Everyday life skills including laundry, food preparation and cleaning
  • Professional skill development
  • Socialising
  • Working as part of a team
  • Advocacy and confidence building
  • Fine and gross motor skills

Branching Out. 

Reptile Encounters’ Branching Out Program comprises a revolutionary way to keep kids engaged at home, whether they are still going to school, or learning from home. Branching Out will reconnect them with the natural world, creating hours of learning while having endless fun for all ages.

Branching out has the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to bond with your child by doing something important together10 weeks of endless fun, learning and engagement
  • Connecting to the natural world like never before
  • Weekly teacher-created resources.
  • Access to a supportive online community

Our organisation supports:

Culturally and linguistically diverse people
Parents/Legal Guardians
Young Adults

Diagnoses and conditions:

Acquired Brain Injury
ADHD and associated conditions
Autism and related conditions
Cerebral palsy
Deafness and hearing loss
Developmental delay
Down syndrome
Global development delay
Intellectual disability
Invisible Disability
Mental Health
Motor Neurone Disease
Multiple sclerosis
Other intellectual/learning conditions
Other psychosocial/psychiatric
Other sensory/speech
Other – physical
Physical Disability

Service types our organisation supports:

Community Connection
Community participation/inclusion
Skill development

Our locations:

Melbourne - East
Melbourne - Inner City
Melbourne - North
Melbourne - South
Melbourne - West