Golden Gate Lodge is registered with and regulated by the Department of Human Services Victoria under the Health Services Act 1998 to provide accommodation and support for 46 residents


Golden Gate Lodge is a pension based facility which derives its main income from accommodation fees

There are no ingoing fees and we charge 80% of total centerlink payments per fortnight for Accommodation

Facility information and some services offered

Day room with 60

Golden Gate Lodge offers 24-hour quality care and accommodation on 3½ acres of rural setting.

  The premises are staffed 24 hours. The Personal Care Coordinator is a Div.1 Registered Nurse and has a Graduate Diploma in Gerontology but is not on duty all hours.

Respite when available, short or long term.


  • All residents are accepted on a two-week preliminary trial basis and an on-going suitability thereafter. 28 days notice and assistance will be given to residents to find alternative accommodation if necessary
  • All units have en-suite facilities

    Personal assistance with showering, dressing, medication and other activities of daily living

    Visiting Doctor, Podiatrist and Hairdresser

    In house activities include pool table, table tennis, large games and day room with 60 inch Plasma T.V.

    All meals provided including morning, afternoon tea and supper. Diabetic and other special meals catered for

    Public bus pick up out front

    Personal washing is included in the fees





    Our facilities

    Large Dining room

    Supervision and/or assistance provided with administration of medication. Injections are administered free of charge by R.N. on staff. Diabetic testing and administration of insulin is given free of charge by staff


    Rights of Residents


    You have a right to

    • Receive quality care.
    • Be treated with dignity and respect
    • have your privacy respected
    • Be kept informed about things that affect you.
    • Personal and special care that meets your needs
    • Safe administration of medication
    • Complain about things that you are not happy about
    • Choose your own doctor and other health care professionals to visit you and provide treatment to you (at your expense).

    Leisure and Lifestyle

    Meals at Golden Gate Lodge

    Ararat is a rural city that caters well for people with a disibility. It has day Centres, including an excellent facility for psychiatric clients, Sheltered workshops, Community Centre, Neighbourhood House, Hospital, Centrelink and Department of Human Services offices.

    It is well serviced with all major Banks, Tattslotto agency, News agents, Reject shop, Aldi, Coles and Safeway supermarkets, Target, McDonalds and KFC to name a few.

    The town center is within 20 minutes walking distance. There is a public transport bus stop at the front of Golden Gate Lodge. A taxi service is also available around town. There is also a railway and bus service to other towns and cities.