Sambell Lodge, 
Clifton Hill

Located opposite the beautiful Darling Gardens in Melbourne’s Clifton Hill, Sambell Lodge is on the city’s doorstep.

Sambell Lodge offers quality care and friendship in a warm and welcoming environment. We take the time to get to know you well, and will work with you to tailor a plan to your individual preferences and circumstances. We will also have regular contact with you to ensure your plan continues to meet your needs over time.

Your independence and right to choose how you live is important, which is why at Sambell Lodge you are involved in all decision-making about your care and can choose from a wide range activities from our lifestyle program. We will also assist you in pursuing the interests and activities you had before moving in.

We encourage connections with the local community through a number of activities, ranging from singing in a local choir to volunteering with a food van that serves meals to people who are homeless. Our award-winning Celebration of Life social events also bring together hundreds of residents from different aged care residences for an afternoon of socialising and entertainment.

If you enjoy the outdoors, you can relax in the landscaped courtyard, garden in the vegetable patch and enjoy regular outings to cafes, shops and other destinations.

Our qualified staff are present around the clock, and you will also have access to visiting doctors and other health practitioners including physiotherapists, podiatrists, dieticians and psychologists. We also provide specialised care and tailored activities for residents with dementia.

Who can live at Sambell Lodge?

The first step is to have an assessment from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). A health professional can refer you to the Aged Care Assessment Service. More information is available at the Australian Government website

Don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about your options or to get any advice on the options available to you.  

Respite care
You’ll find companionship and enjoyable activities and outings at our activities hubs. We’ll ask you what your interests and favourite pastimes are so that we can assist you in doing the things you love. From art and music therapy to cooking classes, eating out, and so much more.

Accommodation fees
Fees are calculated according to government guidelines.

The maximum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) is 300,000. The maximum daily accommodation payment (DAP) is $47.34

Example of a combination payment of 50% refundable deposit and 50% daily payment:

RAD – $150,000, DAP – $23.67

Please note that these prices are maximums.

Sambell Lodge redevelopment

The Brotherhood of St Laurence plans to rebuild Sambell Lodge, our residential aged care facility on the corner of South Terrace and Gold Street, Clifton Hill, on land adjacent to the current building.




Get in touch



Whatever your needs, we can provide you with expert advice and talk you through your options.

Even if you are not yet assessed, currently on the waiting list or not eligible for a Home Care Package, you can still access a range of services.

Get in touch and we’ll help you find a solution that works for you: