Dame Phyllis Frost AC DBE CBE

Dame Phyllis Frost was an outstanding role model, particularly to the older members of our community.

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In her eighties, she still worked tirelessly on behalf of disadvantaged and marginalised people in our communities. This is demonstrated by her involvement in numerous areas including improved conditions for female prisoners, projects such as the Australian Contact Emergency Service Inc. which has researched and promoted the benefits of personal emergency alarms for the use of aged, frail and infirm members of our community.

Dame Phyllis led the Victorian Relief Committee for many years. The organisation is concerned with the welfare of disadvantaged people in our community and Dame Phyllis devoted much of her energy to this cause. She was Patron of the State School's Relief Committee Inc., a program which provides assistance to disadvantaged children in schools. Dame Phyllis founded the Keep Australia Beautiful Council and was its inaugural Chair.

She was deeply interested in the problems encountered by young people in the community and was an adviser to the Youth Opportunity Project, a unique undertaking which benefits young people at risk. She was an Honorary Life Councillor of the Victorian Women's Prison Council. She had variously been patron, life governor, life member, chairman, past chairman and vice chairman of over 40 statutory, welfare, community and other concerned groups, involved in community concerns.

There can be no doubt that she made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of people. Her sense of compassion for disadvantaged people was extraordinary and was the motivation for all she did.