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Welcome to Anam Cara Geelong


Annual Giving Appeal 2016





Anam Cara Geelong will be CLOSED on the following day:


ANZAC DAY -Monday  April 25th

Make a Donation to Anam Cara

Please give generously by clicking on the "Make a Donation" box. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

A community-funded, independent, non-denominational organisation, we support people with chronic and life-limiting illness, their carers and families in the following ways:

  • Day Respite Program

Operating on Tuesdays & Thursdays, day respite gives carers a much-needed break while their loved one is cared for by a RN1 registered nurse and a dedicated team of volunteers who have each completed Palliative Care Victoria's volunteer training program. This is a free service.

  • End-of-Life Care

A fully accredited yet home-like environment, our heritage-listed house provides holistic, person-centred care by RN1 registered nursing staff, supported by dedicated and caring volunteers who have each completed Palliative Care Victoria's volunteer training program. Referrals can be made by any individual, family member, doctor, treating specialist or a community service provider.

  • Carers' Accommodation*

Low-cost bed & breakfast accommodation in our heritage-listed house is available to carers and families of end-of-life and overnight respite guests; as well as carers and families who have a loved one at one of Geelong's nearby hospitals - St John of God, University Hospital or Geelong Private.

* Please note: we regret carers' accommodation may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or families with young children.

To enquire about any of our services, please contact our office Monday to Friday from 9am and 5pm at 142 Myers Street, Geelong, phone (03) 5222 5831 or email

Latest News

"It's not about dying, its about living" the latest Autumn 2016 newsletter is full of the latest Anam Cara news and events. Read the eUpdate here

If you would like to join our mailing list, send your contact details in an email to with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Geelong businesses lend their support

We were thrilled to have Gartland Community on board as our very first Business Community Partner. Since then the program has grown with many more Geelong businesses helping fund our valuable programs. But we need much more help.

To pledge your support contact Anam Cara Geelong business manager Tim Watson during business hours on (03) 5222 5831 or email

Read more about our Business Community Partnership Program here


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