Within our Village, we have a Hostel comprised of 29 studio apartments, each with a large bathroom and balcony, located at 1 Warrah Street Chatswood adjacent to the Self Care units at 36 Douglas Street Chatswood.


The Hostel is a 4 storey building overlooking Muston Park and Scott’s Creek. The Dining Room is located on the first floor, with large sitting rooms on each floor accessible by 2 elevators.


All village and hostel units are fitted with smoke detectors connected directly to the NSW Fire Brigade. The Hostel is fitted with a fire sprinkler system.


Entry to the Hostel or Outreach is in accordance with the Commonwealth Aged Care Act 1997. The Hostel has the maximum 3 year accreditation. Current Commonwealth Government policy guidelines require placement on medical assessment and ‘needs’ basis.

Should a Self Care Resident be accepted for transfer to the Hostel or the Outreach program, the balance of entry contribution may be transferred towards the hostel or outreach accommodation payment.


Daily Resident fees for low level care are determined by the Commonwealth which notifies the Hostel regarding the means tested subsidy reduction for Residents and the fee which the Village may charge.

entry prices – hostel


All admissions are made on a “needs” basis requiring assessment in accordance with the Commonwealth Aged Care Act 1997. Units are allocated by WRCA’s Allocations Committee and a contract is agreed. WRCA’s maximum accommodation payment for hostel or outreach studio units is $550,000 payable by refundable lump sum within 6 months of entry date. To avoid prescribed interest payments from date of entry, 10% of the lump sum may be paid upon entry and the balance within 3 months of entry. Alternatively, or in combination with a lump sum, daily interest is payable each 28 days at the prescribed rate.


Only amounts that are permitted by the Aged Care Act or as agreed with you in writing are deducted from the lump sum and on leaving our care, the balance is refunded to you.


A proportion of units are reserved for concessional applicants who are not required to make an accommodation payment.




Larger units are also available for hostel outreach residents with accommodation payments of $550,000 and for couples, including joint refundable deposits /entry contributions for two people sharing a two bedroom apartment or with different health care needs.


“Outreach” is a service provided by our hostel to residents living in self-contained units within our village and who require the full range of our hostel health care support and daily meals and social activities. WRCA is also an approved Home Care Provider for our self-care residents who prefer a more limited range of our home care services. WRCA is pleased to offer flexibility in accommodation and levels of assistance for individual residents, including couples in two-bedroom units with different health care needs.


Initial assessment by ACAT (local hospital’s Aged Care Assessment Team) is required to the services provided by our Hostel or Outreach program, or for Home Care packages.


Annual Report of Directors & Financial Statements are available from the Village on request.

sample in-house hostel units, floor plans and photos
In-house hostel studios
  • Accommodation payment up to $550,000 per resident
  • Private ensuite
  • Balcony overlooks Muston Park or Scotts Creek
  • Central Dining Room
  • Activities Area
  • Assisted walks to Muston Park
  • Banksia Community Room on-site for family gatherings
  • Village units also available for outreach residents

View Floor Plan PDF:

Hostel unit plans