Mental Health Victoria Ltd (ABN 79 174 342 927) is a public company limited by guarantee.

Our registered office is located at 2/22 Horne Street, Elsternwick Victoria 3185.

Charitable status, tax concessions and fundraising

Mental Health Victoria Ltd is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has endorsed the company as an Income Tax Exempt Charity.

As a result, it receives income and certain other tax concessions, along with exemptions consistent with its status as a PBI which relate to Goods and Services and Fringe Benefits taxes. Mental Health Victoria is also endorsed by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

Approach to Corporate Governance

Mental Health Victoria Ltd is governed in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth), the Constitution of Mental Health Victoria , and the Board Governance Charter.

Our approach to corporate governance is based on a set of values and behaviours that underpin day-to-day activities, provide transparency, and protect the interests of stakeholders. This approach includes a commitment to corporate governance excellence, which Mental Health Victoria sees as fundamental to its sustainability and performance.


Our Patron is Professor Allan Fels AO.


Our Ambassador is Professor Patrick McGorry AO.

Board Structure

The Mental Health Victoria Board is comprised of up to 11 non-executive Directors. The functions reserved for the Board and those delegated to management are formally documented in the Board Governance Charter, Director Letter of Appointment, and Instrument of Delegation.

Leslie Cannold


Leslie Cannold

Australian philosopher, ethicist, educationalist, writer, activist and public intellectual

Peter Pynta


Peter Pynta

Director Sales and Marketing

Simon Stafrace


Professor Simon Stafrace

Program Director of Mental & Addiction Health, The Alfred Hospital

Emma King


Emma King

CEO, Victorian Council of Social Services

Richard Newton


Professor Richard Newton

President, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Victorian Branch

Tassia Michaleas


Tassia Michaleas

GM, Family & Community Support Services, Merri Health.


Simon Wrigley

Simon Wrigley Headshot

Simon Wrigley

Executive Director Business Services & Company Secretary, Mind Australia. 

On an annual basis, the Board’s Nominations Committee will undertake a Board skills assessment and make recommendations to the Board on any gaps.

View the Mental Health Victoria Corporate Governance Framework