Historical information

The Colac, Victoria-based Colanda Centre was one of the last Victorian institutions and offered disability accommodation from 1976, when it was established, until 2019, with its closure.

Physical description

Martin Unit was originally built as a hospital. It accommodated a Mortuary, Operating Theatre, Dental and Pharmacy. There was a Doctor on staff. Residents aged from Infant to adults slept in three large dormitory style bedrooms.