Concord Community Hostel

Contact Concord Community Hostel

Address: 4A Cavell Avenue
Phone: (02) 8765 9011
Fax: (02) 8765 9019

Other Information

Residential Care Beds: 62


There has been an aged care facility in Concord since 1959, when a group known as “Concord Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association” opened Concord Senior Citizens’ Home. Accommodating 13 people, it ran for 40 years.

With a grant from the Federal Government, and in conjunction with the Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution, a new 50 bed Residential Care hostel, accommodating a 10 bed dementia unit was opened in late 1998 by His Excellency, the former governor, the Hon Gordon Samuels AC.

In early 2004, a new Special Care Unit was opened, comprising 12 additional rooms, a large kitchen, dining room, lounge, doctor’s room, hairdresser’s room, manager’s office and boardroom.


Concord Community Hostel accommodates 62 residents, with a 40-bed residential care beds and 22-bed secure dementia unit.

Each wing consists of a common lounge area with kitchenette, ceiling fans and air conditioning. We have outdoor walking paths with garden beds, and a large common courtyard.

Our Residential Care Village consists of four cottages, housing 10 single ensuite bedrooms with spacious wardrobes, ceiling fans and air conditioning units. Our residents are encouraged to bring in their personal belongings to make them feel at home. Each room has a computerised monitoring system tailored to the individual needs of the resident.

Our secure dementia unit consist of 22 single ensuite bedrooms with spacious wardrobes, sensor lighting and ceiling fans. Each room has a computerised dementia monitoring system, tailored to the individual needs of the resident. Meals are cooked on site in the main kitchen and served from the kitchen. The secure dementia unit also has a common lounge and dining area, which is open and spacious, with ducted air conditioning. There is also a quiet area for our residents and their visiting families, as well as a covered outdoor courtyard.

Payment options

As of the 1st July 2014, new residents have greater choice on how to pay for their accommodation costs. These choices include;

  1. Residents can choose to pay for accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD) paid as a lump sum,
  2. A daily payment (DAP), or
  3. A combination of both

A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically (e.g. fortnightly). A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. As RFBI offers a variety of accommodation options and prices we encourage you and your family to discuss your needs with a financial adviser to ensure that you are receiving the best financial outcome available to you.

Our published Accommodation Payment prices are our maximum rates and will apply for those with adequate financial means.

Residents with limited assets may be treated as “supported” by the Department of Social Services. This means that you will not be required to pay the published Accommodation Payment. If you are not treated as “supported”, but affordability is still a factor, be assured this will not necessarily affect your eligibility for accommodation.

The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) amounts quoted above are current as of today and may change (in line with interest rate adjustments) for entry dates after the 1st July. When there are changes to the interest rate RFBI will update the new DAP’s based on the new quarterly interest rate.

Description of common areas to which a person living in this room would have access

Concord Community Hostel has many resident amenities and common areas to ensure that you benefit from your time at our facility, including spacious dining and lounge areas and a number of small private sitting areas and outdoor sitting areas. We are located in a rural setting which you can enjoy from one of outdoor sitting areas and gardens. Other amenities that resident can use include the hairdressing salon, activities room, resident hydrotherapy spa bath, resident/ family kitchenette, library and internal courtyard.

Description of quality, condition and amenity of room

Our generous sized bedrooms with vinyl flooring come equipped with built-in wardrobes, built-in desk/ bench top, full electric bed and a nurse call system. You can keep cool or warm with the reverse cycle air conditioning and block-out curtains.

All bedrooms look out to either our beautiful gardens or courtyard, picture rails are available for you to hang artwork or photos of loved ones to personalise your room. A TV antenna outlet and a phone plug are installed for your convenience.

Each room also has an ensuite which has a walk-in shower, toilet, vanity, wall cabinet, ceiling heater and call button.

Size of room (m2) Excluding Ensuite – 15.51m2

Description of additional care or services offered at no additional cost

Services that we offer you at no additional costs include a mobile library service, physiotherapy and podiatry services (High ACFI residents) bus trips/outings, nutritionally balanced meals prepared in our on-site kitchen, Wi-Fi connection and lots of different activities.

Description of optional additional costs (ie not including the accommodation price for the room) associated with the room

Services that require an additional fee include hairdressing, physiotherapy and podiatry (Low ACFI residents), phone connection and Foxtel connection.

Do you still have questions? Please make an appointment to see us. We look forward to meeting you so we can better understand your needs and hopefully be able to assist you. If you would like a tour of the service or if you urgently need care, we will refer you to one of our admission officers or to someone at the residential service who will be able to help you.

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Activities and Lifestyle

At Concord Community Hostel, we strive to provide events and activities to keep our residents’ lives active and fulfilling. To that end, we have an onsite hairdresser; we host residents’ parties and concerts, and celebrate special occasions. We are lucky enough to be assisted by the Concord Ladies Auxiliary, and therefore also provide special weekly morning teas, a Friday afternoon Happy Hour and a Hostel bus for weekly trips.

Local Information

Concord Community Hostel is located in Rhodes, New South Wales. We have easy access to public transport, via bus or train and Rhodes Shopping centre is within walking distance. Our Hostel is close to local parks and gardens, and the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is within walking distance. We are serviced by Concord hospital.

Further Information

To find out more about Concord Community Hostel, please call Ms Tecla Mururi on (02) 8765 9011.

If you wish to write to, or visit us, our street address is 4A Cavel Avenue, Rhodes, NSW 2138. If you need to fax a resident or staff member, please send it to (02) 8765 9019.