Killara Adult Day Care And Respite Centre

Killara Day centre and Respite service Update:

The Shire of Northam are taking advice from relevant health departments regarding our Killara services. Killara Daycentre and respite services are continuing to operate at a modified level. This is rapidly changing with the changes the Government is making.

Currently all day centre activities and outings have been temporarily put on hold. Overnight Respite is also temporarily on hold at this stage until Sunday May 2nd.

All clients that have been affected to service levels have been notified and we will continue to communicate with all Killara clients as new information is available to us.

Carers who are employed in essential services and emergency respite are our priority at this time.

We would like to thank our community for understanding the difficult position we are in at the moment and our plan at this stage is to remain open to the community in a modified service.

For any aged community member that requires assistance please call My Aged care 1800 200 422

Who Are We?

Killara is an adult day care and respite centre proudly sponsored by the Shire of Northam and funded by the Commonwealth Home support Programme.

Killara Building, Northam

What Do We Do?

Killara provides flexible centre based day care, respite and social support services 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 plan of care 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

How Do We Do This?

Clients will need to contact my aged care 1800 200 422 to establish eligibility.

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. Clients are income assessed and a higher level of income may incur a slightly higher fee. As a guide, currently fees for clients on a full pension are $8.00 per day centre.

Meal costs are not included in the fee and clients are expected to pay for their meals. As a guide, currently a lunch for centre based day care is $10.


Centre Based Day Care

Centre Based Day Care (CBDC) for the aged is provided in Northam 3 days a week. A variety of activities is offered at the Centre and transport can be provided to and from the Centre if required. CBDC hours are usually 10am to 3pm.


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

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

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

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

Social Support

Social Support services are offered seven days a week.

Getabout Outing Group

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

Men’s Outing Group

Regular outings for men are arranged twice a month.

Friendship Group / Café Fliers / Social Group

Small groups meet at a local cafe monthly on a Wednesday.

Contact Details

Killara Adult Day Care And Respite Centre Information
Street Address 2 Burgoyne Street, Northam
Postal Address PO Box 613, Northam WA 6401
Phone 9622 5765
Fax 9622 5150