Help wash away barriers to employment for people dealing with mental health challenges, just by doing your laundry. 

Based in Toowomba, Queensland, Vanguard Laundry Services is a world-class commercial laundry. What makes it different from the rest of the pack? It was built for the purpose of a better world. And each and every wash spins it one step closer to realising that vision. 

Vanguard Laundry Services employs people with mental health illnesses, as well as long-term unemployed people, and helps integrate them successfully into society. It is the only social enterprise in Australia of its kind, providing career opportunities for those struggling to secure work.

Interested in purchasing linen with an impact? In-store only, Vanguard Laundry Services are selling bath towel or pool towel kits, and even a kitchen kit (apron included).


Despite only being a startup, Vanguard Laundry Services has already created more than thirty paid work opportunities for who have been experiencing mental health issues or long term unemployment, and aim to create around 100 new jobs each year.