Castledare Retirement Village

Castledare Village is located by the meandering edge of the Canning River, surrounded by beautiful gardens and our Retirement Village. This well appointed residential service comprises of four individual houses accommodating a total of 64 people.


Every resident enjoys

  • a generous private room with ensuite,
  • built in robes and
  • reverse cycle air conditioning as well as
  • access to a personal telephone. 


There are kitchens, dining room, family room and formal lounge in each house.  All meals are prepared on site by a qualified chef. Families and friends are welcome to dine with their loved ones.


Castledare Village provides quality care to meet the care needs of all residents, as well as specialised services for those people living with dementia.


Castledare Village has its own hairdressing salon which is open Monday to Friday. A beautician also visits the facility monthly. There is a large community centre which provides the opportunity for many social gatherings for all residents. A regular bus service runs past this facility and bus trips are held each week for residents.


Catholic Mass is celebrated daily, except Mondays, in the chapel and a Uniting Church Service is held monthly.


How much will it cost me?

The cost of Residential Aged Care in Australia is regulated and set by the Department of Social Services through the Federal Government for all providers of aged care residential services.


Fees are charged to cover the cost of your care, accommodation and daily living expenses and are charged by three different types of fees:

  1. Daily Care Fee;
  2. Income Tested Fee; and
  3. Accommodation Payment.


1. Daily Care Fee:

This set by the Department of Social Services and covers your day to day living expenses for example meals, laundry, cleaning, electricity and water.


This fee is paid by all consumers regardless of financial status or care requirements.


The current rates of Basic Daily Care Fee applicable from 20th September 2014 are as below:


Permanent Care:

$47.49 per day or $664.86 per fortnight.


Respite Residents:

$47.49 per day or $664.86 per fortnight. 


The Basic Daily Care Fee is set at 85% of the single Pension rate.


This rate is indexed on 20 March and 20 September each year based on pension indexation. 



2. Income Tested Fee / Means Tested Fee:

The Australian Government pays toward the cost of your nursing and personal care in an aged care home. However if you are not a full pensioner, they will ask you to contribute towards the cost of your care.


This fee is in addition to the Basic Daily Care Fee above. This fee is calculated on your income & assets.


This fee is calculated by the Department of Social Services or the Department of Veteran Affairs and advised to the resident and aged care home in form of a fee advice letter. The fees is set quarterly and reviewed 1 January, 20 March, 1 July and 20 September of each year.


The cost of this fee is subject to an annual cap of $25,528.71




3. Accommodation Payment:

An Accommodation Payment is paid to enter residential care as a contribution towards your accommodation.


Residents may choose to pay a lump sum refundable accommodation deposit or a daily accommodation payment or a combination of both. The maximum price that you can be charged is a refundable deposit of $550,000.00 or daily payments of $95.83 or a combination of both.


Please note: If your assets are below $46,000 you are not required to pay an accommodation payment.



More Information:

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances as related to the cost for you to reside at a Catholic Homes Residential Care Service please call on (08) 9356 4280 or email at


Alternatively a Financial Information Service is available through the Department of Human Services. This service provides information about the rules around aged care fees and charges, and how they affect your pension or superannuation. This service is free and available to anyone. Appointments can be made by calling 13 23 00. 

To download printable version of the fee details click here



If you would like further information, please contact us by phone on (08) 9356 4100 Monday to Friday between 9am – 3pm or email Tours of the facility are held monthly.

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