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Killara Adult Day Care And Respite Centre

Killara Building, Northam

Who Are We?

Killara is an Adult Day and Respite centre proudly sponsored by the Shire of Northam and funded by the Commonwealth Home support Programme.

What Do We Do?

Killara provides flexible Centre Based Day respite, Cottage respite, Social Support services and Transport for eligible participants and their carers. Services are provided so these people may remain living in the community.

Our personalised approach means we can design a care plan that takes into account the client’s needs. We encourage clients to maintain their independence and we support carers in their caring role.

Some clients come daily or weekly and some clients may prefer to only attend the special interest groups.

Picnic at Wundowie

Did You Know?

Killara covers a wide range of areas from Wundowie, up the coast to Jurien Bay, inland to Buntine and as far as Marvel Loch. We also cover as far down to Dumbleyung and surrounds.

How Do We Do This?

Come and have a chat with our friendly team and find out if you or your loved one is eligible. You can come to our facility located at 2 Burgoyne Street, Northam or you can give us a call on 9622 5765. We can even help with the initial process for ease of mind.

Once eligibility has been established a face-to-face assessment is conducted at which point a care plan will be discussed and agreed upon according to the client’s needs.

Killara is committed to delivering its services with a focus on the Wellness Approach. Wellness is about supporting clients to be as independent as they can be.

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees are calculated in accordance with the Killara fee schedule.

We are not connected with Centrelink and your pension will not be affected in anyway if you attend Killara.

As we are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program, we can offer a reduced cost to access our services. As a guide, the current fees for our services are as below:

Cottage Respite - $82.86 per day – this includes all meals

Centre Based Respite - $82.86 per day – this includes all meals

Social Support Group - $18.00 per day – this includes a main meal for lunch

Social Support Individual - $8.00 per day – you will have to pay for your own lunch

Transport – this cost depends on where you are located, as a guide, the cost is $5.00.

All costs are discussed at our Assessment Care Planning Session.


Cottage Respite

Flexible respite options are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, including normal business hours, early mornings, afternoons, evenings, overnights and weekends.

For carers who are employed, studying or looking for work, Cottage respite is available to suit the hours needed.

Cottage Respite is generally planned but we can meet most requests for unplanned and emergency respite.

Cottage Respite is provided at the purpose built facility based at Killara.

Centre Based Day Respite

Centre Based Day Respite (CBDR) for the aged is provided in Northam. A variety of activities is offered at the Centre. CBDR hours are usually flexible and can be accommodated accordingly.

Social Support (Group)

Currently Killara offers Social Support Group at the Killara Day Building every Thursday from 10am – 3pm.

Social Support (Individual)

Special outings are arranged each month for low-needs clients who are reasonably mobile.


Transport is available for eligible participants to be able to access the community, attend appointments and attend Killara.



PH: 9622 5765

EMAIL: [email protected]

STREET ADDRESS: 2 Burgoyne Street, Northam

POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 613, Northam WA 6401


Admin Building open 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Cottage Respite open 24/7 - (excluding 2 weeks over the Christmas / New Year period.) *only applicable when clients are onsite