The Next Step Spinal Cord Recovery Inc. is the only Not-For-Profit organisation of it’s kind in Australia

In the last 12 months of our operations we are pleased to announce that we are now a fully viable business with all of our fundraising efforts now being directed to our Athlete Scholarship Programs, Current Projects & Specialised Equipment.

It has been with the support of the general public, as well as past and current members of our organisation that we celebrate 4 incredible years of operations and 6 years of being an established NFP organisation that continues to expand and evolve our facility as well as recovery options for the disability support community.

The Next Step SCI Recovery Inc., would like to acknowledge the following individuals and organisations for their support and generosity which has contributed  to the existence of TNS.

Sharyn & Gary Bradford Karon Graham The Rotary Club of Preston Eltham Collision Care Centre
Mal Scott The Strickland Family The Rotary Club of Brighton Harcourts Foundation
Chris & Richard Wilson Roberta Abba Accommodation & Care Solutions Roger Padron
Keonie Moore Bill Mitchell Greek Mums & Bubs Melbourne The Alessi Family
Norm Gray David & Robyn Wallace Therry Penola Football Club Methodist Ladies College
Lisa Dunn The Vawdrey Family Open Hearts Foundation Gordon & Sonia Paulett
Geoff Mcilvenna Jey Srikantha Commonwealth Bank of Australia Sue & Pete Luehman
Brendan & Deborah Grabau Fred Dobell First Light Racing Pty Ltd. Whittlesea City Council
Peter Peyton Soraya Knapp Platinum Physical & Health
Frank Smith Mandy Hickson Lee Brothers Fencing Group

The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Centre is one of the only centres that provides care for both spinal cord injuries, and people with neurological conditions such as: Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Spina Bifida, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Musculoskeletal / Joint Injury Rehabilitation, Chronic Pain, COPD, Weight Loss / Behavioural Change, and Diabetes.

The ability to recover from spinal cord injuries is vastly greater than is currently recognised.

More than 11,000 Australian’s have Spinal Cord Injury:

  • 350 – 400 cases of spinal cord injury are reported in Australia annually
  • 60% result in paraplegia; 40% in quadriplegia
  • Those at highest risk of Spinal Cord Injury are 15 – 24 year olds (80% male, 20% female)
  • There is no cure for a spinal cord injury
  • The lifetime cost per incidence of paraplegia is estimated to be $5 million
  • The lifetime cost per incidence of quadriplegia is estimated to be $9.5 million
  • The total cost of Spinal Cord Injury in Australia is estimated to be $2 billion annually


Get involved

Our team of passionate committee members and volunteers dedicate their time to support our organisation in many different ways whether it be through fundraising, working bee’s, grant writing and public relations. We always have something fun up our sleeve that requires individuals to support or assist by way of volunteering or helping us direct our organisation to continue its evolution.

Join the team behind the scenes

If you would like to get involved or join any of the committees mentioned below, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Board of Directors
  • Fundraising  Committee
  • Building & Maintenance Committee
  • Marketing Committee

Simply send us an email with the subject heading being how you want to be involved (e.g. Fundraising) to enquiry@thenextstepsci.org.au.

Make a donation:

Want to make a donation towards a specialised piece of equipment or current project?
Click here to see our wish list.





Direct Deposit Details:

BSB: 633-000
A/C: 145650685

BSB: 633-000
A/C: 152215125

(For direct deposits, if you require a tax deductible receipt, please email enquiry@thenextstepsci.org.au with your request)