Mallacoota District Health Governance

Mallacoota District Health and Support Service Governance

Become a member and have your say by voting at Annual General Meetings

Mallacoota District Health and Support Service Membership

Membership of Mallacoota District Health and Support Service (MDHSS) Inc

MDHSS is an Incorporated Association. Membership is open to any person who is 18 years or older and resides in the Mallacoota and Genoa district and surrounds. Membership entitles you to have a say by voting at Annual General meetings.


Any person who has reached the age of 18 may apply for membership and shall be provided with a copy of these Rules on request.

An application for membership is made and lodged with the MDHSS Board Secretary.

The Board will consider each application for membership as soon as practicable after receipt. The Board has discretion to accept or reject the application. The Board need not give reasons for its decision. No person may be admitted as a Member after 30 June until the Register re-opens on the day after the next Annual General Meeting.

MDHSS membership is *FREE

Mallacoota District Health and Support Service Board Members

Active Community member for Genoa. An Indigenous plant food researcher at Genoa, Victoria

Retired Mallacoota Paramedic

Retired School Teacher with 30 years of experience Active Mallacoota Community member

Retired Mallacoota P-12 Office Manager, Mother and Grandmother of MDHSS clients, Active Community member

Currently the Chair of MiCare a large charity providing settlement services for migrants as well as aged care services to the CALD community. Have served as a Board member at Dental Health Victoria; WIN (Disability Services, now Annecto, and Harm Reduction Victoria. Barrister and Solicitor. Former CEO of Occupational Health and Safety Authority

Former Director of Medical Services for Omeo District Health Services, and also part-time Senior Lecturer with Monash University East Gippsland Regional Clinical School. She is involved with Rainforest Conservation in East Gippsland. She previously worked for 10 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria supporting the recruitment, retention and professional development of rural doctors. Prior to that, she was the Director of Program Development and Training for the Victorian Accident Rehabilitation Council; the Chief Medical Officer/Group Manager WorkHealth for the Victorian Public Transport Corporation; and the Assistant Director of Primary Care in the Victorian Department of Human Services. She is an Occupational Physician and Rural Doctor.

Mallacoota District Health and Support Service Organisation Structure

Community Advisory Committee


Beryl Burrows

Mallacoota Community Member
Owned the Mallacoota Pharmacy for many years
Volunteer at the Health Centre
Member of the Health Centre Bridge Club

Ruth Abrehart

CAC Secretary

Mallacoota Community Member
Volunteered with Info Shed, Op Ship, Health Centre Kitchen
Member of the Health Centre Book Group
Member of the Health Centre Sewing Grou


Annette Peisley

CAC Chair

-Board President of Mallacoota Health Service
-Active Community member for Genoa
-Project Leader of the Health Centre Cultural Diversity and Indigenous healthy food garden


Mr. Roger Jackman

-Mallacoota Community Member

Kate Arendsen

-Retired Registered Nurse and Midwife
-Volunteer for the Red Cross
-Member of the Steering committee for Mallacoota Bendigo Community Bank

Mallacoota Health Care Publications

Keep up to date with Mallacoota Health Care activities by downloading our latest publications.

MDHSS Annual Report 2017/2018

Please download a copy of the MDHSS 2017-2018Annual report by clicking on the button below. If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact MDHSS on 03 5158 0243.

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