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World in the grip of a Polio epidemic. Brisbane Rotary arranged a public meeting to discuss best way of assisting children affected.


The Queensland Society for Crippled Children established in April 1933. On 3 December 1933, “Montrose” the beautiful Queenslander house in Swann Rd, Taringa donated by Mr George Marchant is opened


Mr Marchant donates the Corinda site with accommodation for 90 children


Matron Jessie Peters retires after 25 years at Montrose – being the first Matron and greeting the first group of children to Montrose in 1933


Advances in medical treatment reduce the impact of Polio. Montrose focuses on children with muscular disabilities, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other debilitating conditions


Construction of buildings at Corinda site as it transformed into a special needs school with new dormitories

LATE 1990’S

The final residental clients leave Montrose at Corinda as the transformation to community based and in-home support services is completed


Montrose changes its name to MontroseAccess


Montrose opens a Sunshine Coast office


Montrose Gold Coast office is opened


Montrose opens a new office at Strathpine on Brisbane’s Northside


After 76yrs at Corinda, Montrose completes the sale of the site and moves to new premises at Darra to better meet the changing needs of customers and families.

Australia’s first purpose-build home for young people living with DMD opens in January for three young men, followed by a second house in mid-2014.


Official opening of the new Short-stay Respite Centre at Yeerongpilly.

Montrose receives the biggest single donation in its history – $2M from the Runaway Bay Beneficiary Trust to assist with construction of accessible holiday accommodation on the Gold Coast.


Townsville Service Centre opened as NDIS begins to roll out in QLD Our Getaway Gold Coast opens and first guests enjoy a holiday in accessible accommodation


New offices opened in Ipswich and Toowoomba. Customer numbers increase to over 1300