Sumner House, 

Sumner House offers quality care and friendship in a warm and welcoming environment. 

Centrally located in Fitzroy, inner Melbourne, the residence is close to shops and public transport, while the gardens and park at the Royal Exhibition Building are just around the corner. 

Here, we work with you to tailor a plan to suit your individual preferences and circumstances. Together, we will review your plan on a regular basis to ensure it continues to meet your needs.

Choose from a wide range of activities from our lifestyle program including:

  • painting and handcrafts
  • an iPad training group,
  • visits by school groups.

Our staff also assist you to continue the interests and activities you enjoyed before moving into Sumner House and to maintain your connections with the community.

  • relax outside in the tranquil landscaped courtyard
  • visit nearby parks and gardens.

Our 43 large individual bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms, televisions, phone connection and wireless internet access. Each cluster of bedrooms has its own lounge-dining room with kitchenette.

Meals, served in the central dining room, are cooked in our own kitchen. Sumner House also offers a hairdressing salon with visiting hairdresser, and an activities room.

If, over time, you require more involved care, we provide a range of further services so that you can avoid the disruption of moving again. We have nursing staff present around the clock, visiting doctors and other health practitioners including physiotherapists, podiatrists, dietitians and psychologists. We also provide specialised care and tailored activities for residents with dementia.

Who can live at Sumner House?

You may be eligible to live at Sumner House if you are an older person who has received an assessment from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). 

A health professional can refer you to ACAS for an assessment. More information is available on the Australian Government website

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

Accommodation fees

Fees for residential care are calculated according to government guidelines.

The maximum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) is $300,000. The maximum daily accommodation payment (DAP) is $48.82 per day.

For example, a combination payment of 50 per cent refundable deposit and 50 per cent daily payment would include the RAD at $150,000 and the DAP at $24.41 per day.

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


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.