Tongala Memorial aged care home is located: 18 Purdey St, Tongala, VIC 3621 • Tel: (03) 5859 0800

Discover a caring + comfortable home in Victoria

Tongala Memorial is a 70 bed aged care home that has been serving their local community for more than 90 years. It was established in 1925 as the Tongala and District Bush Nursing Memorial Hospital, in memory of the local men and women who served and died in World War I.

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Standard Room

Rooms in the R.M McHale wing, feature built-in wardrobes & private ensuites with some interconnecting rooms available for couples.
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Deluxe Room

In the Koraleigh wing, there are 3 separate areas, with some rooms constructed and refurbished in 2016.
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Special Care Room

In the R.M McHale wing, this Memory Support Unit features bedrooms that look out onto landscaped/garden areas.
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Superior Room

Found in the Koraleigh wing, these rooms are the largest with some rooms constructed and refurbished in 2016.
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Premium Suite

The Premium suite includes 2 separate rooms, joined by an interconnecting ensuite. One room can be set up as a bedroom and the other a private lounge area.

All rooms feature:

  • Modern construction
  • Built in wardrobe
  • Electric bed
  • Wifi access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke & heat detectors
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • Staff call points
  • Wide doorways for ease of mobility
  • Large ensuite with vanity unit
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Recreation room • Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area • Library • Dining room • Chapel • Sitting room with tea making facilities • Men’s Shed

Exceptional aged care in Tongala

Our commitment to the health and wellbeing of older individuals is unwavering. This is evident throughout every service we perform. Complete attention is given to our residents and their specific care needs. Tongala Memorial aged care offers comprehensive continuing care, including:
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Respite care

Services + Amenities

All living spaces at Tongala Memorial have been thoughtfully designed to surround our residents in comfort and safety. Learn more about Tongala's additional services here.

Experienced team

Access to personal healthcare is virtually worry-free as our clinical staff and care team are always ready to assist.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, laundry)
  • Physiotherapist and personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
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Tailored services

A talented social care team designs activities and therapy to boost wellbeing. In addition, residents can address specialised needs from professionals who frequently visit Tongala Memorial.

  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Optometrists
  • Hairdressers
  • Speech therapists
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Both a full-time and part-time chef ensure that nutritious meal choices are always available.

  • Three meals daily, including two hot meals
  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Seasonally rotated menu
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Special dietary requirements or restrictions accommodated
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Activities + excursions

Keeping social and active is a mainstay for healthy living. Our social care team coordinates a robust social calendar of entertainment, events and activities. Trips to nearby points of interest are easy, thanks to dedicated bus and vehicle options.

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Sense of community

At Tongala Memorial, our compassionate staff genuinely care for the residents. A sense of belonging for older adults has been linked to psychological health. So, we strive for inclusion, while also respecting moments when people just want some to themselves.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit Tongala Memorial 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.

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Explanation of fees at Tongala Memorial

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:


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Your assets are below:


You pay full if:

Your income is greater than:


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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

$450,000 Deluxe room

$450,000 Special Care room

$475,000 Superior room

$550,000 Premium suite

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

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$91.40 Standard room

$102.82 Deluxe room

$102.82 Special Care room

$108.53 Superior room

$125.67 Premium suite

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

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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:

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Tongala Memorial, 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.

To set up an in-home consultation, please reach out to our Customer Relationship Consultant.

Monique van Dam 0448 313 386

Monique van Dam
0448 313 386

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