A neighbour when you need that extra peace of mind

As a community-owned residential aged care provider, we put people first. Our residents are cared for with kindness and supported to live connected lives.

Personalised care 24/7

Our caring staff and registered nurses are there 24/7 to help you manage your health, medication and daily needs. You’ll have compassionate care at arm’s reach around-the clock.

50+ years' experience

We’ve been caring for older Australians for more than 50 years and we know what it takes to provide quality compassionate care you can trust.

Live the lifestyle you want

You’ll be part of a real community where connection, enjoyment and wellbeing are key. Whether you prefer a social outing or a puzzle to yourself, we’ll tailor our leisure and lifestyle programs to suit you and your interests.

Feel at home

Choose from a mix of modern and comfortable living arrangements that will make you feel right at home. We also provide a range of handy support services and on-site facilities such as communal gardens and hair salons.

Our model of care

Our Journey of Care provides an innovative approach to residential aged care that personalises the care experience for every resident. We offer care that honours where each person and stage of their care journey, with specialisation in dementia and palliative care. This not only ensures residents’ unique care needs are fully met, but they’re in the most nurturing environment possible where they’ll feel valued and understood.

All the comforts of home

You’ll feel right at home in our welcoming communities. We offer a mix of comfortable and modern living arrangements – from private rooms with ensuites to specialised care suites.

As a resident, you’ll also enjoy:


Communal dining and lounge rooms to socialise with other residents or family and friends


Landscaped courtyards and gardens


Onsite cafes, hairdressers and kiosks

How to apply for residential aged care
and get your ACAT assessment

If you can no longer live at home and need residential aged care, the first step is to register with My Aged Care and get an ACAT assessment. This is the Australian Government’s aged care services portal where you can access information and apply for funding.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how the process works. If you need a helping hand from us, contact us. At IRT, we’re always happy to help at any stage of the process.

Check your eligibility and apply

Contact My Aged Care to register and find out if you are eligible for Australian Government funded aged care services. They'll then refer you to your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) for a face-to-face assessment to discuss your care needs.

You will also need to arrange an income and asset assessment to calculate how much you can afford to contribute towards the cost of your aged care services. This is used to determine how much funding you receive for care services.

Receive your assessment outcome

After your face-to-face assessment at your home or hospital, you'll receive a letter from ACAT with your results.

This letter will indicate if you've been approved for residential aged care, the level of care you'll receive, your referral code for these services and a personalised care plan.

Find your aged care centre

Once you've been approved for residential aged care, it's time to find an aged care home that suits your needs in terms of location and services. Feel free to contact us to discuss things such as your culture and language options and our empathetic and experienced staff who will care for your needs.

If you have chosen IRT as the provider that best meets your needs, we will work with you to develop a plan based on your care needs, goals and what is important to you.

We make it easy for you to understand your residential aged care costs​

The cost of your residential aged care depends on the style of accommodation you choose and your individual financial circumstances. The Australian Government regulates and helps with the cost of receiving aged care services. 

Basic Daily Fee (BDF)

  • Covers your daily living costs such as meals, power, laundry, cleaning and personal care.
  • Paid by all aged care residents.
  • Amount paid doesn't vary from person to person.
  • Fee is determined by the Government and is set at 85% of the single Age Pension.

Means-tested care fee

  • You may be asked to pay this additional fee, depending on your income or assets.
  • Determined by Services Australia.
  • Amount paid varies from person to person. 
  • Annual and lifetime caps apply.

Accommodation Fees

  • Helps cover your accommodation.
  • You may be asked to pay this additional fee, if your income and assets exceed a certain amount.
  • Determined by Services Australia.
  • Fee varies from centre to centre and with room type.
  • Multiple payment options.

Additional Service fees

Additional services may be provided to support and enhance your care experience. Depending on the location, these additional residential aged care services may include extra recreational activities, entertainment and other options tailored to your lifestyle and interests.

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Why live in a nursing home when you can live in an IRT aged care centre

At IRT, we believe older people deserve to feel heard, empowered and cared for. Our aged care centres provide so much more than your standard nursing home:


Tailored care plans that take into account your personal history, needs and preferences.


Lifestyle activities and events that support wellbeing, connection and quality of life.


Professional residential care offered with compassion and respect.

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