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Rural Lifestyle Options Australia's Annual Report 2019-2020 is now available.

While our mission of ‘Supporting a life of choice’ remains devoted, our approach to delivering this is sharply focused on what matters most, and that is the individual.

Behind every statistic is a person, with a name, a story to tell, and a perspective of what it really means to experience a life of choice.

Table of Contents:

  • 4. Who We Are

  • 5. Our Supports

  • 6. Chair Update

  • 7. Our Board

  • 8. Luigi’s Journey

  • 10. Chief Executive Officer Update

  • 11. Chief Operating Officer Update

  • 13. Financial Performance

  • 14. Executive Leader Support Services Update

  • 15. Supports & Services

  • 16. Executive Leader People & Culture Update

  • 17. People & Culture Insights

  • 18. Executive Leader Brand & Innovation Update

  • 19. Marketing Insights

  • 20. Through Michael’s Eyes

  • 22. Our Social Impact

  • 24. Reward and Recognition

  • 26. Caane and Ronald’s Journey

  • 28. 1:5 All Abilities Relay

  • 30. Your Impact

  • 31. Thank You To Our Supporters

You can view our 2019-2020 Annual Report, by visiting:

This month we sit down with Robert Rees, who provides a glimpse into his life and his role as Executive Leader Support Services.

What are you responsible for? I’m responsible for the quality of services provided to NDIS participants supported through Rural Lifestyle Options Australia and the provision of NIISQ services. I oversee the Service Delivery Division and provide support and leadership to Service Managers, Team Leaders, NDIS Intake and Support Officers and Support Coordinator. What do you consider to be your strengths? My strengths are in looking outside the square and showing leadership in difficult situations. I consider myself strong at navigating the NDIS system, identifying the needs of our participants and providing sound initiatives to support them within the framework. I am very organisation focused and I truly want the best for both those who receive support through RLOA and for everyone who works here. What is an unknown fact about you? I am an avid surfer and have been for the past 47 years. My favourite place to surf is Bells Beach in Victoria I have surfed all over the world but for me, that is the pinnacle. What drives you nuts? Lack of attention to detail and not closing the loop. People who tell you they are too busy when they are not. What are your interests? My interests are surfing, visiting new countries, spending time with my family and shiatzu cross toy poodle.

What is your favourite food?

My favourite cuisine is Thai. My favourite dish is Thai Green Papaya Salad and my favourite place to eat it is on the beach, made by the locals, in Thailand. The spicier the better!

What was the last song you listened to?

The last song I listened to was ‘A little ray of sunshine’ by Brian Cadd. The song reminds me of my daughter who lives in London.

What was the last TV show you binge watched?

I am currently binge watching ‘Bloodline’ on Netflix.

What is your favourite work tip?  Always base as much as you can on the available facts. How do you like to receive feedback?  Straight up.


Aaron’s moustache is in need of your support!

Aaron appreciates the support he has received through Rural Lifestyle Options Australia and has decided to participate in Movember to pay it forward.

He is growing a moustache this year, to make a difference for men's health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Please donate to Aaron’s Movember efforts to help Aaron change the face of men’s health.

To donate, please visit:

#Movember #TeamRLOA #OurSocialImpact

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