Rachel established Allara Support Services in 2020 after having worked in disability services since 2008. Rachel aimed to create an organisation that focussed on the individual as a person with hopes, dreams and challenges to overcome – creating & leading a team with a culture of honesty, vulnerability and true compassion. Rachel has created an exceptional NDIS support business providing care to individuals with complex needs, advocating for inclusion and creating an innovative 24/7 onsite concierge support model. Rachels work at Allara Support Services was recognized by the National Disability Leadership Organisation and became one of the finalists for its Leadership Award. Rachel has been working on different networking and development programs for NDIS providers and professionals, one of which is the first-ever NDIS Provider Retreat in Bali alongside other professionals in the same space. Rachel is also a co-host of the Provider’s Playbook podcast with Chris (NDIS Ninja).

When did you start your business?


What was the inspiration behind starting this business?

I wanted to do things differently within the sector i worked in. I wanted to break the mould!

What are you most excited about in your business?

The work that we get to do!

What has been the most challenging thing about starting your business?

Wearing all the hats, letting go, leaning into things that make me feel uncomfortable, overcoming imposter syndrome!

What advice would you give to other women thinking about starting a business?

DO it, like NOW!

Why did you enter the AusMumpreneur Awards?

I felt so aligned with the values of AusMum, i want to build other woman up, because i embody empowering others and of course because a being a mum in business is hard and it’s also really nice to have the recognition. 🙂

What did you enjoy the most about being part of the awards?

Celebrating all the other incredible woman!

What surprised you most about the awards?

That I won! Haha

How did the awards help you in your business?

To be determined, my first award with AusMum but im going to make sure everyone knows about it haha!

What advice would you give to other mums thinking about entering the awards?

If anything, it’s a beautiful reflection opportunity. I had such a nice time just reflecting on us as a business, lean into that 🙂

What has been the best thing about starting your own business?

Changin the World!

What’s happening next in your business?

Watch this space.. Moving into coaching and mentoring other business owners in my sector.

What are your big plans for the future?

To live by the water & to be fulfilled each and every day!

What is your website and/or social media links?




Instagram – officialrachelcarey

LinkedIn – Rachel Carey