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About us

180 Painting Services is Marist180’s award winning social enterprise, providing high quality, cost effective painting services to government, non-profit and commercial customers in Sydney and Brisbane. Our primary purpose is to create employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people as apprentice painters; we believe that structured employment, expert on the job training, and well developed support systems can change the lives of our apprentices. Contact us for a quote to paint your home, office, or commercial premises.

Our personnel

180 Painting Services employs qualified painters and trains apprentices, 100% of whom are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people. Our objective as a business is to provide outstanding residential and commercial painting finishes for our clients and partners whilst also achieving life changing social impact for local unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. This hiring policy enables our team to work alongside many large construction firms as sub-contractors where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour participation is a key performance target. 180 Painting Services is always interested in new business partnerships that support our mission and contribute to the delivery of successful projects.

Our impact

180 Painting Services recruits and directly employs each apprentice, putting them through an initial 26 week on-the-job, supported training program. This program meets first year apprentice training obligations. Once the young person achieves the appropriate skill level they are transitioned into full time employment within the Painting Industry to continue their apprenticeship, creating space for a new job seeker to enter the program. Since the enterprise began in 2015, 180 Painting Services has provided 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with an apprenticeship – 75% of these young people have transitioned to a full-time ongoing employment opportunity and continue to attend TAFE and meet their training obligations. Our model is refined and scalable and we are seeking opportunities to grow our business.


The unemployment rate for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is 16 per cent, nearly three times the national unemployment rate of 5.8 per cent.


75 per cent of our employees successfully transition to long-term employment.


10 of our employees have been offered apprenticeships.

Our Services

180 Painting services delivers commercial painting solutions for our valued customers. We can:
  • Colour consultation and advice
  • Surface repair and preparation
  • Commercial paint application- Internal and external
  • Wallpaper application
  • Sign writing
  • Graffiti Removal

Our locations

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane

We have won numerous wards

Exceptional Social Enterprise of the Year Western/South-Western Sydney 2016 Community ‘ZEST’ Awards

One To Watch Award Social Enterprise Awards 2016

Other awards we have won include:

  • Norma Parker Award for Innovation and Social Impact 2015 Catholic Social Services Australia

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about 180 Painting Services, please contact:


02 9672 9200


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