Patrons & Supporters

The Quest for Life Foundation is fortunate to have a wonderful Patron who encourages, supports and raises awareness about our life-enhancing work at the Quest for Life Centre and in the wider community.

Marcus Blackmore AM

Marcus Blackmore was born in Queensland in 1945, received his high school education at Church of England Grammar School in Brisbane, and later gained a Naturopathic Diploma from the NSW College of Naturopathic Sciences. He served from 1969-1971 in the Australian Army with service in Vietnam. Marcus is also a member of Harvard Business School Alumni. His recreational interests are yacht racing and flying and he holds a private helicopter licence. Read more

Our Supporters

As a not-for-profit organisation Quest for Life relies on donations and pro-bono support from organisations that enable us to continue providing our services to those in need, no matter their financial circumstances. We would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support. If you would like more information on how you can assist Quest for Life please contact our Operations Manager.


Marcus Blackmore Continued …

Marcus is the former Chairman of Blackmores Ltd, a public company employing over 1000 people in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The company markets the premium brands of vitamin and herbal products under the Blackmores, BioCeuticals and Fusion labels and is widely recognised for its ethical practices and its treatment of staff.

Marcus also holds the following positions :

  • Honorary Trustee, CEDA (Committee for the Economic Development of Australia)
  • Patron of Quest for Life Foundation
  • Former positions held :
  • Chairman, Defence Reserves Support Council
  • Director of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme
  • Chairman, Heart Research Institute
  • Chairman, Southern Cross University Foundation 


  • Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) (1998) – for service to business, industry and the community
  • National Australia Day Council Citizen of the Year for community service in 1994.
  • NFAA Lady Cilento Award for contribution to industry, 1981
  • NSW Government Premiers Award 1990 for community service
  • RiverCare 2000 Gold Award in 1995 by NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation
  • Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Manly.
  • Honorary Doctor of Southern Cross University, 2006 ñ for distinguished leadership in the complementary medicines industry in Australia
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Honorary Fellow, Heart Research Institute, 2014
  • The BrandLaureate Brand Leadership Award, Nutraceutical Man of the Year, Malaysia 2015
  • Australia New Zealand Regional YPO Hall of Fame 2015
  • Honorary Doctrate of Letters ñ Western Sydney University 2017

Funding Options for Residential Programs


Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.


Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.


We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

Call our Programs Advisers Today
1300 941 488