Accommodation and Independent Living Options

By 2050, over 3.5 million Australians will access aged care each year with around 80 per cent of the services delivered in the community. It is widely recognised that older people want to stay in their own homes as long as they can and maintain links with the community and have a greater say in the way their care is provided.

As part of the Australian Government’s aged care reforms, home care support is being significantly expanded to assist people to remain living at home for as long as possible, and to introduce more choice and flexibility for people receiving care at home.

An extensive range of services can be provided including care services, support services, clinical services and other services to support a person living at home.  From 1 July 2015 people seeking government assisted aged support services are required to initially contact the My Aged Care Gateway.  My Aged Care can be accessed by calling T: 1800 200 422 or at My Aged Care Website.

For information on staying active and healthy at home, including home and safety checklists, exercises to do at home and a search function to find gentle exercise and falls prevention programs close by, please go to Active and Healthy Website.


Greater Hume Aged and Community Housing

Greater Hume Council provide a range of senior and low income housing options for independent living including:

  • One bedroom units located in Culcairn, Holbrook and Jindera.
  • Two bedroom units located in Holbrook on both rental and self-funded options.
  • Two and three bedroom low income community housing in Culcairn.

For further information and to obtain an Expression of Interest form for any of the above housing options contact Greater Hume Council T: 02 6036 0100.


Housing options available by other Service providers:

Kiltearn House Hostel

20 Edward St Culcairn

T: 02 6029 8907


Culcairn Multi Purpose Service

51-55 Balfour Culcarin

T: 02 6029 8203


Henty Multi Purpose Service

7 Keighran Street Henty

T: 02 6929 4999


Henty UPA Myoora Hostel

1 Keighran Street Henty

T: 02 6929 3200


Holbrook UPA Hostel

47-55 Bowler Street Holbrook

T: 02 6036 2817


Holbrook Harry Jarvis Wing

Holbrook Hospital

30 Bowler Street Holbrook

T: 02 6036 2522


Jindera Gardens UPA  Hostel

74-78 Creek Street Jindera

T: 02 6026 3799