Avonlea aged care home is located: 72 Macpherson St, Nhill VIC 3418 • Tel: (03) 5391 1348

Serene, 45 bed home

Peaceful surroundings and sophisticated yet simplified aesthetics greet our residents. Avonlea features an open plan design with large corridors and a door that opens to a welcoming courtyard. For convenience, all rooms include an ensuite.

Icons / Room / Standard

Standard Room

Large room with private ensuite and built in wardrobe
Icons / Room / Premium

Shared Room

Spacious room with separate bedroom, private ensuite and lounge area, double built in wardrobe, built in bookcase, access to enclosed outdoor area

All rooms feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • Smoke & heat detectors
Icon / Access Sun Access to:

Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area

Specialty aged care at Avonlea

We think it’s important to bring personalised care for every stage in senior living. Our friendly and professional staff manages three areas of expertise with quality and skill.
Icon / Checkmark
Residential aged care
Icon / Checkmark
Palliative care
Icon / Checkmark
Respite care

Services + Amenities

All rooms at Avonlea are designed with safety and comfort in mind. Handrails, wide hallways and a courtyard to congregate in, along with tailored services, brings residents—and their loved ones—peace of mind.

Experienced team

Rest easy every day. Our committed, passionate team is available around the clock.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, rubbish removal)
  • Personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
Illustration / Tailored services

Tailored services

Our social team arranges special activities and therapy sessions. Residents also have frequent visits from specialists, such as:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Optometrists
  • Hairdressers
  • Hearing & music therapy
Illustration / Nutrition


What better way to meal plan than to ask residents what they really like. Our chef prepares nutritious meals based on feedback sheets provided to our residents.

  • Three meals daily, including two hot meals
  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Seasonally rotated menu
  • Healthy and well balanced
Illustration / Activities

Activities + excursions

Residents tell us the types of activities they like during our bi-monthly meetings. This helps us organise a variety of welcoming activities. When possible, we encourage overnight trips with family. Residents also enjoy visits from a registered music therapist.

Illustration / Community

Sense of community

Avonlea inspires friendship and belonging. Residents can hop the bus to go out to lunch or do a bit of group shopping during one of our organised trips. Independence is important too, and here, residents are welcome to come and go as they please.

Illustration / Video calls

In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit Avonlea anytime. For added peace of mind, remote video calls are always available. Our team is skilled to assist with technology to set up a successful video call.

Illustration / Landscape 3

Explanation of fees at Avonlea

The amount that you will have to contribute toward the cost of your care is determined by factors such as room size, financial situation and personal needs. We have accommodation options that cater to everybody, from people who are on a full pension to those who have the means to contribute more.

Accomodation cost

This covers your room rental. You may be eligible for Governmental financial assistance.

How will I know if I’m eligible for financial assistance for aged care?

Financial assistance is available to those who truly need it. A means assessment will determine your eligibility based on your financial situation

The Australian Government will pay your aged care costs if:

Your income is below:


Icon / Plus +

Your assets are below:


You pay full if:

Your income is greater than:


Icon / Plus +

Your assets are greater than:


What are my options if I am self-funding my aged care?

The good news is, if you are paying for your aged care costs without Government assistance, you have a choice as to how you pay:

Option 1: RAD

A lump sum payment:

$400,000 Standard room

$400,000 Shared room

RAD = Refundable Accommodation Deposit
Fully refundable when you leave the home.

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$91.40 Standard room

$91.40 Shared room

DAP = Daily Accommodation Payment
Rental-style, non-refundable payments.

Option 3: RAD + DAP

A combination of 50% RAD + 50% DAP
50% refundable when you leave the home.

Example of combination payment of a standard room:
50% refundable deposit (RAD) of $200,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $45.70

Icon / Food

Food & services cost

This fee covers the cost of day-to-day services, such as meals, cleaning, laundry and facilities management.

Based on current rate:

$61.96 / day

$22,615.40 / year

The basic daily fee = 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. This changes twice per year.

Care cost

An ongoing fee that covers your personal and clinical care.

Personal care may include help with:
Bathing, dressing, grooming, toilet & shower support, etc.

Clinical care may include:
Specialised nursing services, medication management, catheter care, etc.

Means-tested care fees have annual and lifetime caps:

Maximum $33,309.29 / year

Maximum $79,942.44 / lifetime

Not everyone will have to pay a means-tested care fee; it is based upon your specific needs. If you do need to pay a care fee, the exact amount is determined through a means assessment. It may be determined after the needs assessment that you pay part of the cost and the Australian Government pays the rest.

Learn more out financial Government assistance at: myagedcare.gov.au

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Avonlea, it’s important for you and your loved ones to have an honest, open discussion. After all, this may be a significant lifestyle change, which can bring about many questions. To help you have the conversation, we’ve detailed key steps for those considering aged care.
Brochure Icon

Have questions?

We're happy to answer them! Please provide your details below and we'll get back to you, plus send you an info kit brochure about Avonlea.

See other Respect aged care homes

Respect has acquired many aged care homes over the years, which as earned trust in the communities we serve. With many locations set across Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, you’ll find Respect aged care home in many desirable locations across the country.