We provide inclusive services and programs for people living with disabilities, their carers and family.  Our services are completely customized to meet participants needs and achieve their goals.  We have a team of over 30 staff members across Victoria.

Founded in 2008 by Rose Farfalla, HappinessFirst started with traditional face-to-face counselling and consulting services to leading Australian businesses.  Fast forward 10 years and HappinessFirst is now a leader in providing support and care options for people living with disabilities, their carers and family.

We are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Approved.


I want everyone to feel able to create their own life and achieve their own goals, maybe with a little support along the way.  I personally handpick our staff and match them up with each participant myself - this is the key to outstanding service and participant care.

I personally am super excited about our newest division -  the HappinessFirst Employee Inclusion Team.  This is how I get to give back to the community, by creating jobs and a sustainable workforce for members living with disabilities. YES, HappinessFirst is employing participant in "real" jobs.

Jobs range from gardening, office administration, cooking meals for other participants, food supervisor roles… tell us what you are interested in and we will try our best to create a job for you.

Employees get to enjoy casual work agreements and award rates.  We also provide on-the-job training and certified courses, if required.

A little about Rose:

Rose Farfalla has one major goal - to “make getting quality and personalized support accessible and affordable for everyone”.  She herself has been through much adversity during her life; domestic violence, abusive marriage, separation, divorce, financial issues, multiple miscarriages, living in a blended family and, most recently, cancer.  Her resilience has enabled her to power on and live her 'Best Life', with her beautiful family on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria Australia.  Her commitment to enable you to live your best version of your life is Rose’s life mission.

Rose Farfalla
BCompSc(Hons), GradCertEdu, PostGradDipCounselling