Supporting the development of compassionate communities at end of life in Australia.

GrounD Breakers Contact

Here's a comprehensive list of each Ground Breaker community and their main contact or lead.

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Sydney's Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches community was the pilot community for the project. It is managed by Community Care Northern Beaches (CCNB).
The main contacts for this community are:

Marika Kontellis: 

Monica Olander:


Bundanoon and southern highlands NSW 

The Bundanoon community was initiated by Jessica Raschke, an artist and death literacy advocate with support by the team at Quest for Life Foundation who 'provides practical skills and strategies for people to create peace and resilience in their lives.'
You can contact Jessica and the team at:


Ballina and the Northern NSW Local Health District

The Ballina (and surrounds) community was an initiative by the Northern NSW LHD as part of their growing community engagement work. The reach of the LHD is from Tweed Heads to Grafton and it is the only LHD that applied to be a part of the forum. The main contact for this community is Anna Law: