The Christie Centre has been a major provider of services for people with a disability since 1954. It was named after the Mayor at the time, Mr W.J. Christie following a public meeting to establish support for a number of local children with disabilities. The first building was erected on the present site in Twelfth Street in 1965 with many upgrades over the years.
With strong lobbying to the government and good financial backing the original building was bulldozed in 2001 to make way for the modern purpose built facility. Our position is ideally located off the main street of Deakin Avenue and opposite the Alfred Deakin Mildura Visitor Information and Mildura Waves Centre.
- Our Twelfth Street facility is now known as the Christie Centre or Christie Central and is the administrative hub for our services. It is also the base that provides group and individual support for people with a disability. Our services take into account individual interests and needs, with transition pathways for life long personal development. The Christie Centre also has numerous employment services.
- The Christie Centre services approximately 50,000 kilometers across a tristate area of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.
- The Christie Centre and its branches are located in the city of Mildura that is 600km from Melbourne, 400km from Adelaide and 1000km from Sydney. Travelling vast distances can be traumatic for people who drastically require support when disability is a part of their life.
- The Christie Centre promotes engagement with user including their loved ones to provide support services from the familiar surrounds of their hometown locations. Furthermore, as a regional enterprise the Christie Centre understands the dynamics of the rural remote communities in which it services enabling significantly improved support options.
- The skilled, committed and optimistic team at the Christie Centre makes each user feel supported and helps each to obtain their independence and goals as they wish to achieve them.