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About Montrose

Montrose has a long history of providing services for people with a disability. In 1932, we commenced during the grip of the Poliomyelitis epidemic, which often left survivors with severe disabilities.

Today, Montrose Therapy & Respite Services provides supports to children and young adults with physical disabilities, neuromuscular conditions, developmental delay, intellectual disability and autism. We provide Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Support Coordination and Social Work support, along with Short Stay Accommodation (respite) and programs for teens and young people. Montrose is a vital presence in the homes, schools and communities of South East Queensland.

We are based in Brisbane with Centres across Queensland including  Brisbane South, Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Slacks Creek, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

We are a values based not-for-profit organisation with any surpluses invested back into providing services for children and families. Montrose is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider.

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Montrose is part of The Northcott Society

Northcott is a not-for-profit disability service provider that works with customers to realise their potential. Northcott’s purpose is to build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose.  

As one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, Northcott has more than 90 years of experience and expertise in the disability service industry. A registered NDIS provider, Northcott employs more than 2,600 staff and provides empowering, personalised support and services to over 15,500 people with disability, their families and carers each year. 

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission: Supporting children and young people with a disability and their families to maximise their abilities, achieve their goals and live the lives they choose.

Welcoming

We are part of a broad community that cares for and respects the needs of others. We want you to feel at home at Montrose, whatever your background and whatever your challenges.

Empowering

We believe in making things possible, we dream big, and we enable the Montrose community to be happier, stronger and more confident.

Informed

We share our knowledge within our community. We go above and beyond to understand complexities and provide innovative solutions.

Invested

Your goals are our goals. We are committed to achieving outcomes. We are in this together and work as a team.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Montrose we work together to support our clients and their families to live the lives they choose. We actively foster a welcoming environment through understanding the diversity of our people to support them on their individual journey. The team at Montrose understand we are part of a broader community that cares for and respects the needs of others.

All Montrose clients, their families and our workers are encouraged to develop a respectful curiosity about each other – who people are, what motivates and influences them so that they can best support each other to experience safety and belonging.

At Montrose inclusion looks like:

  • People feeling valued and respected.
  • Understanding that a one size fits all approach does not provide equity, so we will provide varying levels of support depending upon need to achieve greater fairness of outcomes for each individual.
  • Encouraging everyone to openly contribute their perspectives and utilise their unique talents for the continuous improvement of our organisation.

You can read our full Diversity & Inclusion Statement here.

Charitable Purpose

Montrose relies on support from donations and grants to fund some vital areas of our work. Although the NDIS provides packages to pay for therapy sessions, it is generous donations that allow us to carry out refurbishments and fund much of our social work program.

We also step in when funding is not available or where therapy is urgently required.

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Working Together

Montrose is a member of Ability First Australia, one of the largest not for profit strategic alliances between 14 of Australia’s leading disability service providers.

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Meet our Clients

Building new skills to support independence

Bec, a Montrose customer for 9 years loves musicals, creating crafts and spending time with her family and friends. Bec’s main goal at the moment is to build skills to become more independent. To support this she attends our Life Skills service where she attends a cooking skills program and an entrepreneurial skills program. Everyday […]

Greater Independence for Rylee

Rylee is in grade nine and has been coming to Montrose since before she started school. Over the years she has received multi-disciplinary support from Montrose and more recently a new Assistive technology that has had an ‘immeasurable impact’ on the 14-year-olds independence. Sunshine Coast Physiotherapist Amanda said she had been working with Rylee to [...]

Dom dances ahead

Montrose Toowoomba client Dom has increased her independence and launched a successful business venture supporting people with a disability – all through the power of dance! Dom has a rare mixed diagnosis that results in Dystonia and stroke-like symptoms. As a result, Dom has struggled with fluctuating levels of capacity over the past ten years. [...]

Winnie’s amazing journey

Like many little girls, three-year-old Winnie loves barbie dolls, going to kindy and playing with her sister, Eden (5). However, these are milestones her family didn’t expect her to reach after she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 at four-months-of-age. “When we first received the news, we were told Winnie’s life expectancy [...]

Supporting clients with a Chronic Disease Management Plan

A Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) can allow you to access multidisciplinary, team-based care from both your General Practitioner (GP) and other health care providers, like Montrose. Therapy appointments funded under a CDMP are key to early intervention and can be a great option for you to commence working on short term goals or for [...]

Nathan finds authentic expression through art

During the initial COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020, many of us suddenly found ourselves locked up inside, looking for ways to keep busy. For eight-year-old Nathan, it gave him the space and time to unleash his artistic talent. Two years later, he now has his very own small business, selling his unique pieces, with the [...]

TeleTherapy

You can access Montrose Physio, OT and Speech Pathology using TeleTherapy

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Can We Help?

Talk to one of our friendly support staff on:

1800 193 362

Or visit one of our Queensland support centres

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Montrose is becoming part of Northcott!

Our purpose has always been to provide people with disabilities with the best services possible. This will help us achieve that goal.

In the near future, when you visit Montrose.org.au, you'll be directed to our new website at Northcott.com.au.

You're bound to notice some changes… to our offices, our phone number, and even our uniforms and the way we work with you to achieve your goals.

Your therapist and services, our locations and the cost of your services will NOT change.