About Dome


DOME is a community-based not-for-profit Employment & Training organisation that has been offering services to mature age unemployed and disadvantaged people in South Australia since 1981.


  • FREE Employment Service Assisting the unemployed over the age of 40 and other disadvantaged people back into the workforce
  • FREE Recruitment Service Assisting employers with finding the right people for their job vacancies from our register of job seekers aged 40+
  • Training and Assessment Delivering a range of training courses which are both nationally accredited and non-accredited to people of all ages and employment situations
  • Consultancy Services We can offer Career Development Advice, Workforce Development Services and Outplacement Services
  • Voluntary Work Offered to DOME members to help improve their skills and add to their experience to help them gain paid employment
  • Advocacy Acting as a voice for mature-aged unemployed with industry, government and the community


We are a committed team of qualified and experienced staff supported by large number of volunteers who all work to keep our organisation delivering a quality service.

Executive Director: Johanna Milbank


  • Training Coordinator: Deb Coombs
  • Trainer: Julie Herraman
  • Trainer: Carol Doecke

Adelaide Office:

  • Management Consultant: Greg Goudie
  • Management Consultant: Peter Smith
  • Supervisor: Mike Warland
  • Finance Officer: Eddy Strudwick

Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Region:

  • Regional Manager: Debbie Crook
  • Project Manager: Julie Townsend
  • Project Officer: Bronwyn Howe
  • Project Officer: Prue Bowman

DOME Volunteers: DOME is supported by many volunteers, some stay for only a short time while others have been with us for many years. There is always a sadness when they leave us but also as many go on to paid jobs it is a celebration as well. We thank our volunteers for their dedication and commitment. We would not be the organisation we are without them.


Since its inception, DOME has seen over 20,000 of our members return to the workforce at a rate of about 500-800 per year. We currently have around 2,000 registered active members. DOME generates approximately 600 job vacancies each year.


The Board is made up of DOME staff, volunteers and representatives from the business sector and strives to maintain a diversified membership.

Chair: Peter Smith
Deputy Chair: Paul Boodhoo

Board Members:

  • Alan Cooper
  • Debbie Crook
  • Don Wyer
  • Greg Goudie
  • Johanna Milbank
  • Haagan Van Dyke
  • Leanne Hill
  • Marcia Evans


  • Assist mature aged and disadvantaged people find employment.
  • Alleviate distress, misfortune, destitution, poverty and mental and physical suffering brought about as a consequence of unemployment through direct assistance and/or cooperation with organisations and/or individuals who share a common interest in the problems and welfare of unemployed men and women of mature age.
  • Provide moral and practical support and assistance to unemployed people and generally to assist them to improve their work, social and other skills necessary to maximise their chances of obtaining employment in the community.
  • Increase public and government awareness of the issues of the mature aged and disadvantaged unemployed and to press for improved understanding, facilities and assistance for them.
  • Encourage self-help and mutual assistance among mature aged and disadvantaged unemployed.
  • Collect funds and to solicit, receive, enlist and accept financial and other aid, donations and bequests from any source and to do all things necessary to secure grants for the achievement of any of the Objects from any person, corporate body or other body, Local, State, or Federal Government or other statutory body or organisation.
  • Actively participate in Government and non-Government programs for unemployed people.
  • Provide and operate a full range of consultancy services to unemployed people and businesses for the purpose of creating employment opportunities for unemployed people.

DOME manages employment projects which are sponsored by the State Government, Department of Industry and Skills.

Many thanks for your fantastic assistance. I am happy to advise that a DOME jobseeker has successfully filled the position.
Brett O’Neil, State Sales Manager – Oates Cleaning Products

DOME ABN 85 629 659 021