At Vivid, we believe that providing quality disability support is about listening, understanding and ultimately assisting people to achieve their goals. We are dedicated to providing tailored support based on individual needs.

With sites at Echuca, Kerang, Swan Hill and Kyabram, Vivid provides opportunities and support across a wide region of Northern Victoria.

Our values underpin everything that we do. They are: Growth; Innovation; Respect & Integrity; Teamwork and Fun!

From a small group of parent carers who came together in 1967 to create a better life for their children, to the visionary Dr James Alexander, Vivid has a strong and proud history across Northern Victoria.


Echuca & District Centre for Intellectually Handicapped Children committee is formed.

The Swan Hill District Council for Children’s Aid committee is formed.


Echuca & District Centre for Intellectually Handicapped Children becomes incorporated at a public meeting.

The Swan Hill & District Centre for the Intellectually Handicapped is registered.


Echuca & District Centre for Intellectually Handicapped Children registered as Tehan House Centre for the Mentally Retarded Incorporated.

The Lady Byrnes Adult Therapy Unit was registered.

Echuca Physically Disabled Persons Inc is formed.


Tehan Enterprises Adult Training & Support Service Incorporated is registered.

Echuca Physically Disabled Persons Inc renames to Kanyana.

Tehan Enterprises and Kanyan merge to become Murray Human Services.

Murray Human Services merges with Lady Byrnes Centre.

2000 & beyond

Murray Human Services renames to We Are Vivid.

Purchase a copy of Our Vivid History, celebrating 50 years

In 2021, Vivid set out its vision for four years to fulfill a range of strategic goals to help achieve our overall mission.

Our seven key goals for 2021 – 2024 are listed below. We are achieving these goals through a range of projects and have been measure the outcomes along the way.

If you would like a copy of Vivid’s 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan, please email [email protected]

Employer of Choice

A workforce which lives and breathes the values of Vivid

Provider of Choice

Developing and delivering high quality services

Infrastructure & Technology

Innovation that meets the needs of the people we support

Profile & Reputation

The leading disability service provider in our region

Financial Sustainability

Profitability and reinvestment in Vivid


A full suite of disability services in each location


Resilience in contested and disrupted markets