Residential Facility


Wirraminna is a non-profit organisation owned and managed by the Williamstown Community. Wirraminna House was opened in 1989 and is the central building on the Wirraminna property. As a Commonwealth-funded residential care facility (formerly known as a hostel), residents need to be approved for care by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) before admission.


Wirraminna House has 23 single rooms, each with its own ensuite and call bell. The home is staffed 24 hours a day by qualified personal care staff under the supervision of a registered nurse. Wirraminna offers ‘ageing in place’ that provides certain levels of high care as residents require more assistance.


Wirraminna maintains a funded respite room for people who require a short stay in residential care. This is a single room with ensuite, TV and telephone. In a commonwealth funded residential care facility, residents need to be approved annually for respite care by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) before admission.


Unfunded respite, where bed capacity allows, can also be provided when your ACAT approval is not current or when funded respite places are filled to capacity in the wider district.