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Key Feature Statement & Suite Pricing

1 April 2024


Kewarra Aged Care opened in August 2017 and provides a modern and stylish setting..  


Our aged care home is a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment where residents can feel at home. We look after their daily care needs and provide them with the freedom to live their life the way they want. We treat them with dignity, respect and as a valued member of our community. 


Located approximately 20 kilometres north of Cairns airport, the home is set amongst beautiful tropical surrounds with views of the Macalister Ranges. Residents love the outdoor lifestyle at the home with alfresco areas, gardens, and walking paths.


We are proud to offer permanent residential accommodation, dementia specific care, concessional places and respite services to senior citizens.


There are spacious single rooms with their own private ensuite or double rooms so that couples can stay together.


Residents have the freedom to do as much or as little as they like. There’s a range of activities to enjoy including art and crafts, organised themed events, performers and entertainment, or simply chat with friends and family in the coffee hub with a cuppa.


Features of the home include:

  • Coffee hub to enjoy with friends and family

  • Private dining room for special occasions

  • Activities area for art, crafts and lifestyle 

  • Hairdressing salon (additional costs may apply)

  • Landscaped courtyards and terraces

  • 24 hour nurse call system within rooms

  • 24/7 access to compassionate care and nursing staff

  • Fresh daily prepared nutritious and healthy meals

  • Registered nurses and friendly qualified staff


Room Pricing


Each room is supplied with an electronic high/low adjustable bed, bedside table with drawer, over bed table and chair (for each person within the room).

*Size of room excludes ensuite.        Price is correct as at 1 April 2024 and is subject to change.


The Effective Maximum Permissible Interest Rate is 8.34% from 1 April 2024 and is reviewed quarterly by the government and subject to change.

How to calculate the accommodation payments

Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD), a daily accommodation payment (DAP), or a combination of both.


The DAP is calculated by multiplying the RAD (or the unpaid portion of the RAD) by the interest rate set by government (currently 8.34% per annum)/365 days (/100).

For example, $475,000 x 8.34%

                                  365               / 100 = $108.53 DAP per day


                         Or a combination payment at 50% of the price by the RAD being $237,500 and
                         50% of the price by the DAP being $54.27 per day.

Note: For concessional/fully supported residents the above accommodation fees do not apply.
Basic Daily Care Fee
In addition to the above accommodation charges all residents are required by the Federal Government to pay the basic daily care fee (BDCF) to cover their day to day living expenses. This amount currently sits at $61.96.
Means Tested Care Fee
Residents may also be required by the Federal Government to pay a means tested care fee (MTCF). This is a dollar amount a resident may be asked to contribute to their cost of care, based on the outcome of their Centrelink income and assets assessment.
Additional Service Fee
Residents are required to pay a $20 additional service fee. This is to cover the supply of our additional services designed to enhance our residents stay with us. These services include free WiFi, shopping trips, scenic drives, additional live entertainment and an onsite hairdresser and more. If you require more information, please refer to management.
Note: pricing is correct as at 1 April 2024 and subject to change. 
Visit or call 1800 200 422 for further information on Government fees and charges.

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