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Lyndoch Living

Residential aged care in south west Victoria

Whether you want a quiet place to relax, or are a social butterfly looking for a full daily schedule, Lyndoch Living’s residential aged care services in Warrnambool provide a variety of accommodation options to suit all residents. With the comfort and security of 24-hour care, evolved over our proud 60-year history, Lyndoch offers residential aged care to almost 200 residents over five housing options. Our in-home services for Warrnambool and district residents help you live at home as long as possible but when you decide the time has arrived to move, you can be assured of comfort and wellbeing at Lyndoch.

Due to our wide range of services and support, we strive to accommodate changes in care needs from within Lyndoch, so that residents aren’t uprooting their home when their needs change.

While living in a shared environment, we actively encourage each resident to personalise their room to suit their personality, from photographs and knick-knacks to their favourite armchair, reading lamp or other treasured pieces of furniture.

While we help to build relationships with and between our residents through a range of social programs and day-to-day activities, residents are also strongly encouraged to continue with their own hobbies, leisure interests and exercise programs. External outings are organised regularly and include sightseeing excursions, shopping and to promote community links with local schools.

Social Programs and activities include: yoga, card games, bingo, cooking, exercise programs, movie viewings, AFL football tipping, musical entertainment and many others.

Onsite services and facilities include: Visiting library, chapel and services of worship, internet access and customised Skype facilities, hairdresser, men’s group, dementia carers support group, music therapy, laundry services, newspaper delivery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, and dietary advice.

As well as our residential aged care accommodation, Lyndoch provides a variety of other assistance programs including respite, rehabilitation and disability services to Warrnambool and district residents.

Our Residences

Audrey Prider Centre

A calm and welcoming family focused care setting for those with dementia. Designed to suit the unique complex care needs, the residence’s rooms open out onto a complete internal circular walkway, offering panoramic views of the Hopkins River, landscaped gardens and the historic Homestead building. The centre hosts a number of cosy living spaces, well manicured [...]

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Garden View

This quaint and secure residence, boasting panoramic views and adjoining garden, is home to a small number of rooms offering 24-hour support to those with complex care needs. Offering a number of relaxing living spaces with stunning views, surrounding gardens with a farmyard style courtyard, this picturesque space offers engaging recreation opportunities and a serene [...]

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KT Swinton Hostel

Two wings offering hotel style accommodation to support independent residents who need a little extra help with everyday tasks. Located on the top floor, the 44 rooms take in some picturesque views of the river. The residence offers multiple relaxing and modern lounge areas, balconies overlooking the picturesque grounds and separate dining areas, with in room service [...]

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Lake Lodge

One of the most recent additions to Lyndoch, Lake Lodge provides a welcoming environment that has been designed and purpose-built for people with complex care needs. The residence offers cosy sitting areas and access to the central dining area. Outdoors is a social environment with regular barbecues. With landscaped courtyards and gardens, residents are encouraged to [...]

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Riverside Hostel

In pristine condition, featuring fire places, shared balconies with river views, and access to a variety of recreational spaces, this residence caters for residents able to mobilise independently, but need assistance with their daily care needs. Comprised of three wings, the Riverside Hostel offers quiet personal spaces and private garden courtyards with access to the [...]

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Aged Care Fees*

When considering the costs of residential aged care, it is important to understand what fees you may have to pay.

The type of fees and how much you may pay will depend on:

  • your income and assets, as assessed in your aged care means assessment
  • the level of care you require
  • the home you choose

There are a number of costs associated with permanent care in an aged care home. The same costs also apply for palliative care in an aged care home. They include:

Care and Accommodation Costs

  • Basic daily fee: An amount that everyone pays for the day-to-day services they receive at the aged care home.
  • Means tested care fee: A contribution that some people pay toward the cost of their care, determined by a means assessment.
  • Accommodation costs: An amount that some people pay to contribute towards or cover the full costs of their room, depending on their means assessment.

Our finance team are able to discuss the costs in further detail and provide a quote/estimates based on your circumstances.

We encourage any prospective resident to consider the following information provided through Department of Health:

Other costs

Unlike your care and accommodation costs, additional fees and extra service fees are not set by the government. This means if you agree to them, you will need to pay the full cost yourself. Additional fees may be charged for services that go beyond the minimum care and service requirements. These fees must be recorded in your resident agreement and, if needed, your extra services agreement.

If you are considering Respite or Permanent Aged Care:


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. You can check your eligibility by accessing:


Complete an income and asset assessment through Services Australia to determine how much you contribute towards your care and accommodation cost.


Once assessed, you may be required to pay towards the accommodation (room cost) with three options to choose from:

  • a full refundable lump sum
  • a daily equivalent of the lump sum
  • a combination of the daily payment and partial lump sum
Lyndoch Living payments* for each room option are as follows:

Independent Living

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

Independent Living

“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)

Independent Living

“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)

Independent Living

“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to 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)