We are unable to complete our work alone. TRDA relies on a network of complimentary partnerships with businesses, community organisations and government entities to ensure we can effectively deliver our services and achieve our mission to empower adolescents with positive life skills. 

Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC)

The Right Direction Australia is registered and fully compliant with the ACNC; we are proud to be able to display their 'Registered Charity Tick’ which is public recognition that we as a charity are transparent and accountable.

Check out our ACNC registration details here

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Since 1917 Commonwealth Bank staff have been supporting Australian youth through our employee giving program the CommBank Foundation.

TRDA is very fortunate to be a recipient of the CommBank Grassroots Grant 2017-2020. This amazing grant allows TRDA to deliver our Communication and Social Skills program and Mengineering®. 

Check out the full list of Commbank Grassroots Grants 2017-2020 here.

Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, Wacol, Queensland


TRDA has an enduring relationship with Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and have been providing training here since 2015. TRDA's Communications and Social Skills program is delivered once per term at this centre.


TRDA and the Programs and Transitions department at this centre have been working together to further develop the Communications and Social Skills program.

Cleveland Youth Detention Centre, Townsville, Queensland


TRDA anticipates that a pilot Communications and Social Skill program will be delivered at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in mid 2018.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (Bimberi) is a human rights compliant youth detention facility. Bimberi provides safe and secure accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 21 years who are remanded in custody or sentenced to a period of detention by the ACT Children’s or Supreme Courts.


TRDA have delivered a pilot Communications and Social Skill program at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. The pilot program was endorsed by Centre management..

University of Queensland Business School


The Social Economic Engagement Program: Effective business leadership increasingly requires the ability to exercise leadership in the wider community. The University of Queensland Business School offers MBA students the opportunity to work with community organisations through the Social Economic Engagement Program (SEEP).


TRDA was fortunate to have a group of UQ MBA students generously donate their time to assist with the marketing and branding strategy of our nascent NFP. Thank you Janine, Mark and Richard.

Bit Reign


Bit Reign is a Creative Digital Agency with a mission to provide clients with elite, easy to use, affordable web solutions so clients can save time, work on their business and live out their day.


Their services range from responsive website design to logo design, bringing together creativity and digital work.


They care about the design and development stages to the user experience but most importantly Bit Reign care for their clients message and identity.


Bit Reign kindly donated their time and expertise to develop this website and they provide ongoing technical consultation to TRDA.



NineSquared is a specialist economic consulting and commercial advisory firm focused on helping governments and companies make great decisions and achieve your goals and objectives. 


NineSquared have kindly donated their time and economic expertise to produce a Cost Benefit Analysis for TRDA. This expert economic analysis is based on empirical data and is used to demonstrate the net value of our program to the community.

Hands Across Canberra

We are thrilled to have received a Project Support Grant from Hands Across
Canberra for our Mengineering program.

In their eight years, Hands Across Canberra has donated over $2.65 million to 100 projects aimed
at making a difference to some of our most vulnerable people. This grant demonstrates Hands
Across Canberra’s work in action and we’re looking forward to making our project a
reality with their help. To find out more about Hands Across Canberra visit

The Tradies has been a Canberra institution for 50 years, operating a licensed community club in Dickson, ACT. Immensely proud of their history and excited about the future, they are constantly adapting and growing to service the needs of the broadening membership base and the larger Canberra Community.

The Tradies is a proud supporter of TRDA’s Mengineering® program and in particular, our Father & Son Superhero Cartooning Workshops.

Kinnections® is a web-based platform and application designed specifically for educators working with children as young as four years of age. Kinnections® simplifies the process of undertaking regular wellbeing check-ins in education settings. The weekly check-ins are purposeful and consistent conversations between educators and children, focusing on evidence-based indicators including connection, optimism, safety, and general wellbeing. Children’s responses are captured within the platform and reported via both a dashboard and weekly reports, allowing educators to easily identify children who may need additional support. The tailored dashboards and reports provide high level insights as patterns emerge and individual profiles are established to easily identify children whose wellbeing may be at-risk. The long-term impacts associated with poor wellbeing can be reduced with effective early identification and engagement. In collaboration with ARACY, Kinnections® will support best practice and inform national policy positions to further the interests of Australia’s children, allowing them to thrive.