COVID 19 Statement

Pelican Arts is taking reasonable measures to provide continuity of service during the pandemic while maintaining client and staff safety. We recognise that some clients may be especially vulnerable to infection during the pandemic and that some clients may be unable to engage in Telehealth.

Clients may express a preference for one service over another, Pelican Arts will consider transition to-from Telehealth on a case by case basis. Fees for Telehealth services will be the same as their in-person equivalent.

Pelican Arts will always follow government advice. 

These are some of the things we are doing to help keep visitors safe During the COVID 19 Pandemic.

  • We are keeping up to date with government regulations and advice in Victoria and NSW.
  • We have hand sanitiser at the entry of the building, as well as inside the studio, and of course soap and water. All visitors must clean their hands when they enter.
  • We have increased our routine cleaning regime, in addition to this we and clean frequently used surfaces and equipment after each use. We also have a HEPPA air filter in the studio.
  • We have configured furniture in a way that makes it easy to stay 1.5 meters away from each other.
  • We have put signs on the door and walls to remind everyone of what they need to do to help stop the spread.

Please pay attention to these signs and use the QR code to check in.

  • If we are sick we will cancel our appointments at no charge to you, we use routine Rapid Antigen testing when it is available.
  •  Please don’t come if you feel sick, if you have had contact with a person with COVID 19, or if you have travelled to a COVID 19 Hotspot in the past 14 days.

If you have any COVID 19 Symptoms please get tested and stay home, we will be happy to reschedule your appointment when you are feeling better. If you have minor symptoms and would still like art therapy we can organise an appointment via telehealth.

Creative Arts Therapy and Clinical Practice in the NDIS Space

Monday 24th February 2020 6-7.30pm

Mildura Ecovillage Education Centre

Hosted by Pelican Arts – Art Therapy and Projects and Sunraysia Arts and Learning

 This free workshop will help people working with the NDIS understand the diversity of Creative Arts participation and how to ensure clients have the opportunity to engage in the best way possible. You will also learn about the clinical applications of Creative Arts Therapy as an allied health profession enabling you to make the most of having a Creative Arts Therapist on your client’s care team. The event will be presented by Catherine Threlfall a leading educator and music therapist from Sunraysia Arts and Learning and Kate Cotching MFA, BSW, MMH (Art Therapy), (AThR) from Pelican Arts. There will be an opportunity for hands-on experience facilitated by the presenters. RSVP by email to for catering purposes or contact Kate 0410 772 058 or Catherine 0420 939 229 for more details

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Registered NDIS provider

Pelican Arts is a registered NDIS provider

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Participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can access art therapy to support them to achieve the goals and outcomes set out in their NDIS plan. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how art therapy could help meet your goals.

Therapeutic supports

We provide one to one art psychotherapy and psychosocial support. Art therapy can also help participants to improve social engagement, vocational participation and well-being.

Innovative community participation

Pelican Arts facilitates creative programs in the community. Because our groups are small and flexible we are able to meet a variety of interests and special needs.

More information about the NDIS

Arts Access Victoria has useful information about Art and the NDIS.



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Kate Cotching has completed a Masters in Mental Health (Art Therapy) from the School of Medicine at University of Queensland, a Masters in Art (Visual Art) at RMIT University, and a Bachelor of Social Work at La Trobe University. She has a passion for bringing visual arts to the community. Kate has been privileged to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds in the Mildura area, including newly arrived refugees, young families, people recovering from mental illness, students of all ages, and people with disabilities. She has exhibited her artwork throughout Australia and internationally and was a founding member of Gallery F and whitecubemildura.

Kate is a member of ANZACATA, the peak professional body for the creative arts therapies in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.






Referrals and Fees


If you would like to refer yourself or someone else please complete our online referral form.  If you have difficulty accessing this form please contact us

If you are referring someone else please ensure you have their consent to make the referral before proceeding.



Other information you should read before referring someone can be downloaded below.

Pelican Arts Information for Clients V3

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The hourly rate for Individual Art Therapy is $160

Pelican Arts is a registered NDIS provider, NDIS Participants may use their funding to access art therapy.

Individuals seeking therapy who are experiencing financial stress should contact us directly to discuss concessions.

The cost for tailored groups can vary,  the hourly rate is greater than the rate for individual art therapy, and there are usually additional expenses associated.  An approximation of cost can be provided on request.

Child Safety Statement

Pelican arts believes all children should be safe, happy, and empowered. We take our legal and moral obligations to report concerns of child’s safety seriously and are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early. The safety of children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.