Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc (DPMC) is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to people in Murrindindi Shire. Services are provided in peoples' homes, in the community and at "The Mount" our facility in Alexandra. The organisation is 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.
Chief Executive Officer
Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc.(DPMC) is a not for profit providing support services to people with a disability in the Alexandra district in North East Victoria. Services are provided in peoples’ homes, in the community and at our facility in Alexandra.
Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc. is an incorporated association, governed by an honorary Committee of Management.
Dame Pattie Menzies Centre 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!
Pictured are Dame Pattie Menzies, Kath Cooper Shire President, Senator Margaret Guilfoyle Commonwealth Minister for Finance at the Dame Pattie Menzies Centre opening on 14 March 1981.
Dame Pattie Menzies Centre continues to receive generous support from our local and surrounding communities.