Bringing more than 30 years of experience to our packaging customers in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries.

Catering offers delicious catering for your next party or corporate event.

Looking to outsource any gardening work at very cost competitive rates? We offer services like lawn cutting/mowing, edging and site clearing and clean up.

We offer accurate and quick turnarounds for all your assembly needs, and assemble any flat pack at our premises & deliver onsite.

Do you have Ability? Do you want to develop your Ability? We at Waverley have a multitude of fresh and challenging career opportunities.

Providing Supported Employment to People With Special Needs

The feeling of independence attained through working is something many people take for granted. However, for people with special needs, many have to fight to feel that independence. At Waverley Social Enterprise, we’re proud to give people with special needs the opportunity to enjoy supported employment opportunities and participate in Social Enterprise in Melbourne so they too can enjoy the independence they deserve. Whether you’re looking for flexible packaging companies, catering or assembly services, contact one of our sites at Notting Hill or Hallam.

Established in November of 1984, Waverley Social Enterprise (Waverley Industries Ltd) has been at the forefront of providing structured and supportive employment opportunities for Melburnians with special needs across the three key areas of our business: catering, packaging and assembly.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with more than 330 people with special needs working at both our Notting Hill and Hallam sites. We’re proud to give adults with an intellectual disability the opportunity to discover and exert their independence in a supportive working environment.

We Offer a Range of Different Services to Suit Your Business

Waverley Social Enterprise places people with special needs in positions of employment across the assembly, packaging and catering industries. Our social enterprise catering has rapidly grown in popularity over recent years, and – through Social Enterprises Melbourne and on-the-job training – provides employees with opportunities to work in one of the most dynamic service industries.

Our hard-working team prepares and cooks all meals fresh daily, seven days a week, from our state-of-the-art catering facilities at Notting Hill. Come to us if you’re looking for one or more of the following:

  • Special order catering
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet and banquet
  • Cocktail function
  • Lunchbox
  • And more

We provide catering services for a vast range of business, including local councils, government departments, community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations. If you’ve searched online for “catering companies near me” recently and have yet to experience one of the best catering agencies in Melbourne-wide, there’s no better time than now to try Waverley Catering.

Flexible Packaging Companies & Assembly Services

In addition to being one of the most sought after caterers in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs, Waverley Social Enterprise also operates as one of the city’s most flexible packaging companies. We provide packaging services for a vast range of applications, including marketing promotional kits, retail and gift packs, shrink wrapping, catering packaging, marketing support packaging and much more. We stake our reputation on providing superior quality packaging solutions of high value, with solutions customised to suit your needs and on time.

When it comes to our assembly services, we endeavor to provide fast turnaround. Whether you require assembly of an item of flat pack furniture, or assembly of mechanical or electrical machinery according to provided specifications, we can get the job done.


With the dawn of NDIS, to work at Waverley Social Enterprise, be sure to let your planner know you want Supported Employment.

Did You Know?

  • Waverley Social Enterprise empowers 330+ adults with the ability to have meaningful employment.
  • Waverley Social Enterprise has 2 sites in Melbourne at Notting Hill and Hallam.
  • Waverley Social Enterprise now provides a Container Unpacking and Storage service at both of our sites. Please contact our Sales Team on 9544 7222 to find out more.
  • Waverley Social Enterprise has won for four consecutive years The Social Enterprise Business Award of the Year at the Casey Cardinia Business Awards.
  • Waverley Social Enterprise is a HACCP (Food Handling) accredited organisation.
  • Waverley Social Enterprise is an ISO 9001;2008 Australian Standards Quality Accredited Company.
  • Waverley Social Enterprise is also 5S Lean Manufacturing trained
  • Waverley Social Enterprise is also Nationally Accredited as an agency to provide Disability Support Services.

Discuss Your Catering or Packaging Needs with Us Today

Give a person with special needs the gift of independence through employment and you will discover the level of commitment and effort they put into their work, whether it’s in catering, packaging, gardening or product assembly. To find out just what we can do for you, get in touch with Waverley Social Enterprise by calling (03) 9544 7222 or emailing

Why Choose Us?
Why Choose Us?

No job is too big or too small. With more than 270 dedicated staff on hand, all jobs are completed on time and within budget.


Our dedicated team of packaging staff ensures that your job gets done within budget every time, giving you great value for money.


Our team are dedicated and cross-skilled to ensure all jobs are completed in a timely manner.


With two sites, quick turnaround times and up to date equipment. Waverley has the flexibility to accept both long and short jobs.

People with special needs currently employed
Hours of volunteering across 3 sites
Business partnerships with us
Acres of land/factory space
Students for weekly work experience
Staff Testimonials

I like making new friends and learning new skills. Waverley Social Enterprise has given me the chance and are supporting me in my apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery. I feel really good that I am learning and contributing.

I like working at Waverley Social Enterprise as I have made good friends. I like the jobs and the staff are friendly and supportive.

I like the jobs that I do at Waverley Social Enterprise, especially William Adams where I have to cut tubes. I have lots of friends here and I love coming to work everyday. The support staff are always nice to me and they treat me well. My husband also works here but we are in different groups.

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