Sambell Lodge, 
Clifton Hill

With around the clock staff, social activities and easy access to a range of health practitioners, Sambell Lodge is an enjoyable space and home.

About Sambell Lodge

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

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

Your independence and right to choose how you live is important, which is why at Sambell Lodge you are involved in all of the decision-making about your care.

You can choose from a wide range activities from our lifestyle program. We will also assist you in pursuing the interests and activities you enjoyed before moving in.

We encourage connections with the local community through a number of activities:

  • relaxing in the landscaped courtyard
  • gardening in the vegetable patch
  • enjoy regular outings to cafes, shops and other destinations.

Our qualified staff are present around the clock, and you 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?

To find out if you’re eligible to live at Sambell Lodge, the first step is to have an assessment from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS).

A health professional can refer to the ACAS. More information is available at the Australian Government website.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about your aged care options, or to get further information about Sambell Lodge.

Respite care

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 $48.82.

An example of a combination payment of 50 per cent refundable deposit and 50 per cent daily payment is: 

RAD - $150,000, DAP – $24.41

*Please note these prices are maximums and each case is assessed individually.

Sambell Lodge redevelopment

The Brotherhood of St Laurence plans to rebuild Sambell Lodge, our residential aged care facility in Clifton Hill, on land adjacent to the existing building.



Whatever your needs, our experts can talk you through all of your options.

Remember, you can still access a range of Brotherhood Aged Care services even if you are not yet assessed, currently on the waiting list or ineligible for a Home Care Package.

So, get in touch today and we’ll help find a solution that’s right for you.