The SOCIAL DECK is an independent communications and behaviour change consultancy.

We help Government, local organisations and business to collaborate, engage communities and solve problems using ‘lean’  strategies that combine community engagement, participatory design and behaviour change.  We also develop and implement communication strategies specialising in areas such as social services, environmental management and sustainability, health and Indigenous affairs.

We solve problems and make ideas happen

 Local Change

Community engagement

Community-based Social Marketing

Lean Behaviour Change

Collaboration and workshops

Research and case studies

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Strategic Communications

Communication Strategy

Reaching Indigenous and CALD audiences

Brand positioning

Government relations

Internal communication and organisational change

our work

Digital Strategy & Tools

Digital Strategies

Social Media

Online engagement & Community building

Website design

App development


our work


We allocate 10% of all paid hours into our ‘probono bank’, to be used by not-for-profits and social enterprises.


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Who we’ve worked with

The Social Deck combines effective community engagement and communications with creative and innovative digital marketing to help our clients engage communities and people in actions.

We provide a full suite of communications services, including design strategy, end-to-end project or campaign management, digital and mobile-ready technology and tools, evaluation of projects, and training for organisations.


Our Team

Kate Bowmaker

Kate Bowmaker

Managing Director

15 years experience in strategic communication in environment, health, Indigenous affairs and social services.

Melanie Butcher

Melanie Butcher

Associate Director

Technical writer and editor, evaluator and social impact enthusiast with experience across mining and resources.

Steven Speldewinde

Steven Speldewinde

Managing Director

Innovator, entrepreneur, community builder and digital strategist with experience in public health policy and reform.

Lucy Wilson

Lucy Wilson

Account Manager

Communication specialist specialising in content development and social media with experience in Government and Indigenous engagement.

About Us

With diverse backgrounds, including in Australian public policy, social services, health, resources, environment and Indigenous affairs, our team understands the challenges facing communities and we actively look for opportunities to address social and environmental issues through innovative design, project management and public engagement.

We are passionate about helping organisations to collaborate and engage people in actions that have a positive impact on society and the environment.


Our mission is to help engage more people in ideas, activities and causes that make a positive difference to communities, the environment and individuals. We share a vision and passion for promoting and engaging people in actions for social good, and we are committed to connecting government, industry, business, social enterprise and not-for-profits to better leverage ideas, products and services that create social change.

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