There are several supported accommodation options available for older people and people with disabilities in the City of Port Phillip for people who can no longer live at home and need ongoing help with everyday tasks or health care.
Some are operated by not for profit community organisations and some by private operators.
Residential age care facilities
Residential age care facilities care for people who need 24-hour nursing care either because they are physically frail or have a high level of cognitive impairment. These might be for a respite, short term period or a more permanent move. You can find out about residential age care facilities via the My Aged Care Aged Care Homes. There are a number of residential age care facilities in Port Phillip:
Phone: 03 8517 9500
Address: 101 Punt Road, Windsor
Phone: 03 9529 8911
Address: 619 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Emerald Hill Residence
Phone: 03 9633 9200
Address: 203 Napier Street, South Melbourne
South Port Residential
Phone: 03 9690 3166
Address: 18-30 Richardson Street, Albert Park
Phone: 03 9696 9229
Address: 179 Napier Street, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9536 8450
Address: 101 Grey Street, St Kilda
Phone: 03 9646 0588
Address: 79 Swallow Street, Port Melbourne
Supported residential services
Supported residential services are privately operated businesses that provide accommodation and support for people who need help with everyday activities. They are registered and monitored with the Human Services Regulator of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
To find out more visit the Victorian Government’s Supported Residential Services.
Pension only - this means this facility charges residents 95 per cent of pension for their room, meals and support. Most rooms are shared.
Phone: 03 9527 4004
Address: 134 Alma Road, Balaclava
Pension plus – this means this facility may charge more than the total pension and sets its own fees. There may be shared rooms or single rooms with ensuites.
Phone: 03 9525 3922
Address: 166 Barkly Street, St Kilda
Rooming House Plus
Managed by Community Housing Ltd. it incorporates self-contained studio rooms with different levels of support provided onsite by Sacred Heart Mission.
Phone: 03 9573 9400
Address: 69 Queens Road, Melbourne
Independent living units
Single bedsit accommodation for people over 50 years of age.
Phone: 03 9871 8703
Address: South Melbourne
For people over 50 years owned, managed by South Port Community Housing.
Phone: 03 9696 1128
Address: South Melbourne
For people over 55 years of age.
Phone: 1800 036 777
Address: North Caulfield and Elsternwick.
Help with supported housing
The City of Port Phillip's Housing and Homelessness Services social workers are available to:
- provide information if you are facing difficulties regarding where you live
- visit you on an outreach visit at your home or at one of the Town Halls or local agencies
- provide information about housing alternatives such as public, community and private options
- provide information about supported accommodation and residential care
- provide practical assistance and support to move
- offer advice and referral for support services to help you to stay independent.
For information on options for suitable and affordable housing in Port Phillip including details of other local housing services, visit affordable housing.