Our Patron


Terry Bracks AM

Terry Bracks is a well known resident of Williamstown and supporter of the western suburbs. She is founding chair of Western Chances, an organisation which assists young people in the western suburbs, and was indicted into the 2011 Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her work with Western Chances.

Terry Bracks is also a highly regarded supporter of the arts, and is Patron of Heide Gallery and trustee of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. She is a past Board member of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Deputy Chair of the Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Number One Female Ticket Holder of the Melbourne Football Club.

Terry has worked as a teacher in regional Victoria and as an electorate officer to Federal MPs. Terry received a Centenary Medal and is an Honorary Doctorate at Victoria University.

In 2012, Terry was made a Member of the Order of Australia. Terry’s AM was awarded for her services to youth, particularly as the Founder of Western Chances, and as a contributor to health, social development and arts organisations in Victoria.

The Hon. Joan Kirner AM was our founding patron.