The new Anam Cara House Geelong.

A boutique state-of-the-art facility that blends exemplary hospital standards with the comforts of home.

Stage One: September 2022 Living Well Day Program & Community Outreach Opened
Stage Two: February 2024 Overnight Care & Symptom Management Opened

Anam Cara is more than a state-of-the-art hospital – we’ve created a sanctuary, a home, crafted by the community, for the community.

Located at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds in one of the most tranquil and idyllic environments, our purpose-built facility blends hospital standards with the comforts of home, and provides a serene backdrop for our guests to find solace amidst  the challenge of their journey.

With picturesque views and the gentle hum of medical equipment, every aspect of our environment is tailored to promote comfort.

Boasting 20 private bedrooms (12 completed), open communal areas and landscaped gardens – this state-of-the-art home will be available for generations to come.

There is no other home like this in Australia.

The new Anam Cara House Geelong has spearheaded new thinking in the delivery of palliative care services. Not-for-profit and community supported; we will continue to advocate for it to be available to everyone no matter what life circumstances.

Architect: Tectura Architects
Contractor: AW Nicholson Construction
Partnership with Deakin: Full integration with Deakin’s School of Medicine and Faculty of Health, allowing Deakin students and staff direct access to education, bedside learning, and research opportunities.

Supported by the Geelong community

Stage 1 is now open, with day palliative care available for our guests to enjoy. Stage 1 was only possible with funding support of $5m from each of the Australian and Victorian Governments plus an extraordinary $7.3m pledged by the Geelong philanthropic and corporate community. A further $2.2m grant was recently received from the Australian Government. This grant along with a funding facility generously provided by one of our philanthropic supporters will ensure that the complete 20-bedroom $21.5m project will be delivered. Anam Cara needs to continue to raise an additional funds to be debt free.

Our Commitment

You will be respected, cared for with dignity and receive the highest standards of care.

Our Unique Culture of Care

Improving quality of care through the expansion and flexibility of options for our community.

A World Class Facility

Architecturally designed for purpose, built to hospital grade within a home-like setting. There is no facility like this in Australia.

The Palliative Care Community Hub

Working with community care agencies to tailor options to meet individual needs allowing people to stay at home for as long as possible and providing the maximum range of choice.

Best Practice

Providing best practice clinical care delivered by experienced specialist palliative care nurses, specialist consultants and GP’s.

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There are two key ways to donate.

TRIPLE your donation on Thursday 31st March

Set a reminder for our ‘Million Dollar Challenge Giving Day’. Every donation will be TRIPLED and go directly towards the completion of the New Anam Cara House Geelong.

Regular Donation

Donate online now to Anam Cara House Geelong’s day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

There are two key ways to donate.

QUADRUPLE your donation on Tuesday 25th June

Set a reminder for our ‘Double the Care’ Giving Day and help raise $750,000 to fund the opening of 6 more palliative care bedrooms.

Regular Donation

Donate online now to Anam Cara House Geelong’s day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

Thank you for supporting our not-for-profit organisation.

Donate online now to ACHG’s Annual Giving Appeal to support day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

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