Aged Care Fees*

When considering the costs of residential aged care, there is an additional fee to be aware of – this is called the Daily Care Fee. It is additional to the accommodation cost. There are two parts to the Daily Care Fee:

Standard Resident Contribution

All residents pay this basic Daily Care Fee that covers all living expenses.

Means-Tested Care Fee

The means-test assessment is based on your assessable income and asset, and is reviewed quarterly.
Some residents are required to pay an additional contribution towards the cost of care.
Centrelink will determine the amount you are required to pay.

Your payment options


Your doctor will be able to refer you to My Aged Care for an assessment. The Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS), based here at Lyndoch Living, will be able to assist you in determining your eligibility for government-funded services.
– 1800 200 422


After assessing your income and assets, the Australian Government will determine the percentage you will pay for your accommodation. Your options include:

– No cost
– Accommodation Contribution – a partial cost
– Accommodation Payment – the full cost


Once assessed there are three options to choose from when covering accommodation costs:

– Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) – a full refundable lump sum
– Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) – the lump sum converted into a daily payment
– Combination (RAD/DAP) – a combination of the daily payment and lump sum

Lyndoch Living payments* for each room option are as follows:

Lyndoch Warrnambool Hostel

Lyndoch Warrnambool Nursing Home

May Noonan Centre Terang Hostel


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown” Family of [email protected] clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the [email protected] team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs” Family Member of [email protected] client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed” Leanne (daughter of [email protected] client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide” Family Members of [email protected] clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch [email protected] team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role” Michelle ([email protected] client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to” Christine ([email protected] client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!” Maurice  ([email protected] client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better” Joan ([email protected] client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!” “I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.” Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“ “I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids, they’re all so nice!” John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff” Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life” Lynette (Swinton East)