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About Carinya

Welcome to Carinya Lodge Inc.! Established in 1970, originally as a Council organization, our journey began with a noble mission: to provide homes for widows of the war. Over the years, we've transformed into a registered Not-for-Profit Organization and Charity, dedicated to serving the community.

In 1979, we opened our aged care doors with 33 beds, offering a warm community atmosphere for elderly members with low care needs. Since then, we've undergone three major developments, expanding our capacity to 60 beds and enhancing our services to include specialty high care and dementia support.

At Carinya Lodge, our Committee of Management consists of dedicated volunteers, each bringing a wealth of expertise to ensure the smooth operation of our facility. Thanks to their guidance, we've become one of South Gippsland's most sought-after Aged Care and Retirement Living facilities.

Our commitment to excellence led us to embark on our most significant expansion yet, starting in June 2019. With an investment of approximately $10 million, this expansion has brought about remarkable changes. From adding 17 new rooms with en-suites to refurbishing 40 existing rooms, and creating new amenities like the Sensory Garden, four Independent Living Units, and a Community Garden, we're constantly striving to enhance the lives of our residents.

At Carinya Lodge, we believe in providing not just care, but a vibrant and fulfilling living experience for our residents. Join us and discover the warmth and community spirit that define our home.


 Quality Care - Belonging  -  Respect  - Community Connection


Our Mission 


Is to provide respectful, innovative, quality service and accommodation for aged people within our local community that will enable them to live with dignity and independence in a caring environment which will foster pride, integrity and growth for both residents and staff.

Our Committee of Management shall:


  • Act ethically and with integrity

  • ​​Comply with the law and the appropriate Acts of Parliament

  • Respect the privacy and special needs of the residents

  • Provide well maintained and attractive facilities that are safe for both residents and employees

  • Use a caring, effective organisational system to enhance the comfort and well being of residents

  • Provide the highest standard of quality, caring service

  • Value the employees who deliver these services

  • Pursue innovation, efficiency and effective financial management



Our Values  

How we demonstrate our values: 

  • Employing local staff wherever possible, and wisely recruiting staff, volunteers and committee members based on their alignment with our values.

  • Providing excellent aged healthcare​​

  • Supporting residents and their families with end of life care

  • Exploring creative means of ensuring access

  • Being proactive about maintaining, growing and deserving our reputation

  • Focusing on economic viability in order to continue to fulfill our vision and purpose

  • Continuing to advocate for the value of community managed aged care alongside other similar local providers

  • Exploring innovative ways to ensure access to care and services

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