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Menzies Support Services is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to people in the Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires.

We are committed to providing individualised, person-centred support to people and their families.

Individuals are supported to develop to their maximum potential in all areas of their lives, and be valued and included in the community.


To be a sustainable organisation which provides responsive and flexible support.


People are supported to achieve their goals and aspirations as valued and respected members of the community.


To enhance the lives of people who need support.


Adaptability: Evolving with change and taking advantage of new opportunities.

Self Determination: Supporting and enabling people to be strong and confident in decision making, choice to realise their rights and goals.

Respect: Acting with regard towards others and the environment.

Integrity: Being trustworthy, transparent, and accountable.

Inclusion: Being inclusive and embracing of diversity.


Dame Pattie Menzies Centre, our property in Alexandra, was established as a direct result of an enormous community lobbying and fundraising campaign. Dame Pattie Menzies became the patron of Dame Pattie Menzies Centre in 1978.

In 1979 a property known as “The Mount” was purchased by the local community with funds raised locally and matched by the federal government. The Poll Shorthorn Society donated cattle to establish a working stud on site at the same time.

At the fundraising event to raise the $20,000 deposit for “The Mount”, Dame Pattie Menzies autographed nearly 200 car stickers and these were sold. Pledges from the night totalled $20,625, plus one bullock!

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CEO: Karina Hogan
Operations Manager:  Sara Murray
Finance Manager:
Operations Coordinator:  Leisa Dent

Aged Care Services

Community Aged Care Manager:  Cassie Crowe
Service Delivery Assistant:  Lalita
Social Support Coordinator:  Jamie Flynn

NDIS Services

Disability Services Assistant: Kellie Fielder

Committee of Management

Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc. is an incorporated association, governed by a volunteer Committee of Management.

President: Andrew Langley
Vice President: Karen Doherty
Treasurer: David Beattie
Secretary: Maxine Murray

Members: Peter Elms-Smith, Karyn Mackew.

Life Governors: Helen Cunningham, Jan Fry, Tom Pritchett, Margaret Abbey PSM, Dean McLean, Peter Elms-Smith, Mark Lewis.

Learn about becoming a member of the association and other volunteer roles: Get Involved


Our programs and events are held on the lands of the Taungurung people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

We acknowledge that we are on Taungurung Country. We hereby express our respect for the Taungurung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are based. We pay our respects to their leaders and Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold forever the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of all Taungurung people. We express our gratitude for the sharing of this land.

Menzies Support Services is committed to safe and inclusive places, policies and services for people of LGBTIQ communities.

Menzies Support Services is committed to safe and inclusive places, policies and services for people of LGBTIQ communities.

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Phone us:

03 5772 1888

ABN: 51 724 115 911. Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc. is a registered charity with the ACNC. Incorporation number: A0008477W.

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