Residential Care

Local Experienced Nurses & Carers
32 Rooms

“Residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their home”

When people first walk through the doors of Wirraminna Care (formerly Abbeyfield) they are struck by the warm, family feeling that greets them.

Our staff live and work by our motto, “Residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their home”

Because we are a small, community-run facility, all staff members at Wirraminna Care, from every department, know each resident by name, along with their particular likes, dislikes and personality traits.  We never use agency staff and we form close bonds with our residents and also their families. 

Award Winning Care

  • Accreditation with Merit
  • Award for excellence in resident-focused care
  • Nursing Excellence Award – Dept Human Services
  • Two Consecutive Accreditation with Merit awards
  • Continual Accreditation achieved

Services We Can Provide

  • Aging in Place Residential Care
  • Respite care



Wirraminna Care provides individually air-conditioned rooms with private en-suites.
We have 32 rooms in total of varying sizes with our largest rooms having the ability to accommodate couples.
All our rooms have an external door with access to either an outside personal garden or an open roof courtyard.

Residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their home.


Services Included:

Services Included in Accommodation

  • All meals – including hot breakfasts, morning and afternoon tea and wine with dinner
  • 24hr care
  • All laundry is done individually and on-premises
  • Lifestyle Program
  • Fortnightly Local GP visits
  • Physiotherapist
  • Individualised Dementia Support
  • Speech Therapy
  • Netflix available in common areas
  • Happy Hour – wine and nibbles
  • Bus Outings
  • Church Services

Additional Optional Services

  • Hairdresser
  • Dental
  • Hearing
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist

Family and Visitors

We encourage families and friends to visit as often as they wish and enjoy the many common areas available. These include sitting areas, reading nooks, tea & coffee making facilities, TV lounges, Dining room, an internal all-weather courtyard and external garden spaces and courtyards.

Day Care Respite

Day care respite is an excellent opportunity for people to spend the day with us and enjoy a lovely meal along with morning and/or afternoon activities. This is also an opportunity for partners and carers to have some time out.

We offer both full and half day care. Contact us for more information.

Community Meals

We offer both hot and frozen meals to community members at very affordable prices.

 They are available for pick up only. These can be ordered as a regular weekly pick up or on an as needs basis.

 Respite Care

Wirraminna can offer Respite Accommodation when vacancies allow. If you would like to register interest in possible future Respite Care please contact us

Step by Step Guide to Entering Residential Care at Wirraminna


1. Book a tour

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience our wonderful facility, please contact us and make a time to have a tour. Our friendly staff will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

 2ACAT Assessment

Before entering care at Wirraminna, residents will need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

ACAT assessments are free and will determine the type of care you are eligible for.

To find an ACAT you can contact one directly via the My Aged Care website at  

Alternatively, your doctor or health centre can provide a referral to the ACAT nearest you.

 3. Apply

Starting the application process is as simple as completing a Residential Aged Care Application form. You can download one here

Once you have completed the application form, simply return it to Wirraminna Care along with your ACAT assessment and we will place your application on file. You will be contacted if we have a room become available.

If the application form is signed by a Power of Attorney, you will also need to provide a Power of Attorney authorising document.

 4. Income and Assets Assessment

The income and assets assessment is used to determine if you are eligible to receive assistance with your accommodation costs from the Australian Government and if you need to pay a means-tested care fee. This is done by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and should be arranged as soon as possible as the process takes time.

To find out more information about Aged Care Subsidies and Assessments visit the Department of Human Services website at or the My Aged Care website at

It is ideal to have your Income and Assets Assessment completed prior to being offered a room at Wirraminna Care, as this will enable us to advise you of exact costs and will make the admission process a smooth one.

 5. Aged Care Costs

How much you will have to pay for residential aged care depends on the room available and your means assessment. A means assessment is an assessment of your income and assets undertaken by the government. It determines if you need to pay a means tested care fee and if the Australian Government will contribute to your accommodation costs.

What fees might I have to pay?
Typically, there are three types of costs associated with all aged care facilities:

1. Basic daily fee
An amount that everyone pays. It is set by the Government and covers the day-to-day services provided by the facility.

2. Accommodation costs
An amount that some people pay to contribute towards or cover the full costs of their room, determined by their means assessment.

3. Means tested care fee
A contribution that some people pay toward the cost of their care, determined by their means assessment.

Other Costs
Some aged care facilities charge additional service fees. Wirraminna Care does not currently charge for any additional services.

Room Prices

Wirraminna room prices range from $350,000 – $450,000. 

For more information refer to the My Aged Care website


Being tenants of the units, we find that it’s like a small community; everyone is so friendly and we all help each other out when needed. It’s very comfortable here; there are mostly retired people living in the units and it's so quiet sometimes, you would think no-one was around. We would recommend anyone to live here and enjoy the surroundings, and what better security do you need than having your neighbours watch your unit when you go away for a period of time?
We enjoy all the birdlife that are actually living on the grounds of Wirraminna. The staff and volunteers are the best there is and will help in any way they can. 

Wayne & Teresa Bryant

A welcoming smile is the first impression once entering this positive, happy place. The friendliness and love from staff for the residents is obvious. 

Relative of an Wirraminna Care Resident

When I had my stroke, I was unable to stay in my own home. I didn’t want to leave Williamstown where I had lived all my married life. Wirraminna is good; everyone helps and cares for me- not only staff and volunteers but other residents as well. We are all one family.

Resident of Wirraminna Care

When I first went to Wirraminna I didn't know what to expect. After I spoke to and watched the office staff and nurses interact with the residents, and each other, I realised that they were treating the residents like family, with respect!

I live interstate in QLD and I am at ease knowing that my Dad is in a family home environment.

Thank you all.

Pauline, Relative of Wirraminna Care Resident