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Upcoming dates - Anam Cara House will be closed on the following days:

Monday 13th of June 2016 (QUEENS BIRTHDAY)

May - June

  • The Anam Cara Annual Giving appeal is now on.


  • Read our latest newsletter here


Memorial Handprints Quilt

A project unique to Anam Cara House, the Handprints help us to remember the many beautiful guests who have spent time here. Read more here.

Christmas Appeal a Success

Thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts for your incredible response to our Christmas and New Year campaign. Particular thanks to the Sapphire Foundation and the Geelong Golf Club. Read more here.

January 2015

Congratulations to our Patron Frank Costa AO who was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours. Read more here.

December 2014

Christmas / New Year / January key dates

  • Administration Office: it is “business as usual” and the Office will remain open except for the Public Holidays (Thurs 25th and Fri 26th Dec 2014; and Thurs 1st Jan 2015).
  • Day Hospice: the last day will be Thursday 18th Dec 2014 and it will restart on Tuesday 6th Jan 2015.
  • Carers Accommodation remains open over this period. Please note, as per our standard policy, guests will not be able to check in or check out on Public Holidays, outside of business hours or over the weekend.

Geelong Mayor visits Anam Cara House Geelong

We were thrilled to have Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons visit recently. The Mayor described us as “…the very special Anam Cara Geelong - a place of great comfort to many Geelong families.” Read more ...

November 2014

Diana Taylor appointed Chair of Anam Cara Geelong Foundation

Mr Frank Costa OAM, Patron of Anam Cara House Geelong, is pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Taylor to the role of Chair of the Anam Cara Geelong Foundation Board.

Read about the Foundation here. Read the media release here.

Life memberships awarded at 2014 AGM

Six of our longest serving volunteers were awarded Life Membership of Anam Cara House Geelong at our recent AGM. Read more.

October 2014

St Mary's Derby Day Fete this Saturday

It's on again! St. Mary’s Derby Day fete is on this Saturday, November 1 from 9am to 4pm. You'll find a huge range of stalls, rides, music, auction items and so much more at St Mary’s Parish Centre & Primary School, cnr Yarra & Little Myers Street Geelong. Free car parking is available at the Haymarket car park. Find out all of the details here.

The Rotary Club of Geelong Central’s Melbourne Cup Eve fundraiser

Join in the pre-race fun at the Melbourne Cup Eve fundraiser on Monday 3rd November 2014, presented by The Rotary Club of Geelong Central. Anam Cara is one of the lucky recipients of money raised from the night. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased here. Be at the Geelong West Bowling Club (Bowlers Avenue) for a 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Annual General Meeting 2014

Anam Cara House Geelong's Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 6th November 2014 at the Wesley Centre, 100 Yarra Street, Geelong. Our guest speaker is Dr Heather Wellington, lawyer with DLA Piper, Surf Coast Shire Councillor and former Chair of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP for catering purposes on (03) 5222 5831 by Monday 3rd November 2014.

Hot off the press - the Anam Cara Geelong eUpdate

Our brand new eUpdate is out now! If you'd like to get the latest on Anam Cara Geelong, join our mailing list by contacting You can check out all of our news here.

Trivia Night raises over $3,000 for Anam Cara Geelong

A full house at our Trivia Night on Saturday saw over $3,000 raised for palliative care at Anam Cara Geelong. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us. We had lots of fun! Congrats to the raffle winners and thanks to the wonderful volunteers who helped out and the organisations who donated prizes including The Blues Train, Seaview House, Hardings Hardware, Catalyst Myotherapy and Naturopath Sally May-Jeffrey.

September 2014

Fundraising Trivia Night

Invite your family and friends to our Trivia Night fundraiser at the Belmont Park Pavilion from 7pm on Saturday 25th October 2014. There'll be a mystery auction, prizes and a raffle - plus you'll help raise much needed funds for our community palliative care service. Tickets are $15 including a light supper - simply pay on the night. We're excited to annouce that first prize in our raffle is one night's accommodation at Seaview House in Queenscliff plus a double pass to The Blues Train. More prizes will be announced soon!

Get your team of 8 together and contact the Anam Cara Office on (03) 5222 5831 to register. We'd love you to join us! All of the details are here.

August 2014

15 year old Kortnie Digiandomenico almost doubles her A Bed for a Night campaign target

We are excited to announce that ambassador Kortnie Digiandomenico has raised more than $3,500 through her A Bed for a Night campaign. We congratulate Kortnie on such an incredible effort! Thanks so much to Kortnie and our other fabulous ambassadors Bob Gartland, Tim McGrath & Geoff Chandler who are doing so much to help us raise awareness and funds. Read more ...

Read the media release about Kortnie's campaign here.


July 2014

Anam Cara House Geelong achieves Accreditation

We are thrilled to announce that Anam Cara House Geelong has met all 18 criteria for Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Accreditation. QIP is Australia's most comprehensive not-for-profit accreditation and certification organisation. Read more....

Celebrating our "lucky seventh" birthday

Anam Cara House Geelong recently celebrated a milestone with our 7th birthday on Monday 7th July 2014. The theme for the night was “lucky seven”, with the number seven considered lucky across many, diverse cultures. Read more...

Welcome to our new Business Community Partners

Anam Cara Geelong is thrilled to welcome Gartland Community on board as our first Business Community Partner. Thanks to Bob Gartland and the team for supporting the program over the next three years. Their pledge will fund one night of palliative care nursing which we provide free of charge to our guests. We would also like to welcome our Patron Frank Costa, Jonathan Hepner Funerals, ISIS and MC Herd as Business Community Partners. Morgans Financial Geelong has also made a pledge to us and joined the program. A special mention to Barwon Timber & Hardware for their generous donation which has covered over two nights of palliative care nursing. All of the details here.


June 2014

St Joseph's College Westcourt Campus students raise over $650 for Anam Cara Geelong

We were the lucky recipients of a fundraising drive by St Joseph's College Westcourt Campus students, who visited us in June to present a cheque. Read more...


In the Media

She'd give anything to help, so hair goes Geelong Advertiser 3 July 2014 Read more...


The Right Note: Lee Abrahmsen The Weekly Review, 3 April 2014


Cheering up the House Geelong Independent, Friday 8 March 2013


Geoff's high aim Geelong Advertiser, Thursday 7 March 2013


There Ain't No Mountain High Enough Geelong Advertiser, 31 January 2013


Mentor inspires amputee toward Kilimanjaro Geelong Independent, Friday 11 January 2013

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