Virgin Australia and What Ability have announced an exciting partnership that will help deliver happiness for Aussies living with disabilities across the country.

As part of the partnership, Virgin Australia will support What Ability on its mission to put happiness first for people living with a disability. This includes interstate travel for their team to support and train staff around the country. That training includes Safety Intervention, Crisis Prevention Intervention training and support worker workshops.          

What Ability Founder, Steve Dresler said the collaboration would ultimately support them to achieve their mission and enrich the lives of all participants of their services.

“We are proud to be partnering with Virgin Australia, an organisation that shares our values and puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of its business,” he said.

“Our team has built a community dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives, and with the support of Virgin Australia, the sky is the limit to what we can achieve in the future as we work together to create greater inclusivity and accessibility for Aussies of all abilities.”

Virgin Australia Chief People Officer, Lisa Burquest said the airline was delighted to partner with What Ability, an organisation aligned with Virgin Australia’s values and focus on diversity and inclusion.   

“At Virgin Australia, we aspire to be a force of good in our communities and part of that is making sure we represent and create inclusive experiences for the communities where we live, work and fly,” she said.

“We are delighted to partner with What Ability to support the important work they do in the community as their preferred airline partner, while also creating opportunities for our team members to learn from them as we continue our diversity and inclusion journey.”

What Ability is active in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia, with plans to expand in South Australia soon. 

To follow this collaboration, check out Virgin Australia (@virginaustralia) and What Ability (@whatability) on social media or if you’re looking for disability support, head to to find out more.