Bidgee Haven Retirement Hostel

24 Mayall St, Balranald NSW 2715

Bidgee Haven Retirement Hostel is owned and operated by Balranald Shire Council.

Located within landscaped gardens, Bidgee Haven is a modern fully accredited 15 bed residential aged care facility providing low care for older people who find it difficult to live at home for a variety of reasons such as illness, disability, reduced mobility, isolation or the problems of maintaining a large property.

Offering the warmth of home, all residential care rooms have an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and access to the communal dining and lounge areas.

And, just a short walk away, discover the town’s bustling shopping precinct.

The friendly, professional staff are always on hand to assist residents with their daily needs, including:

  • Three nutritious meals, plus morning and afternoon tea
  • Laundry and room cleaning (Individual arrangements need to be made for special care items such as dry cleaning and hand washing)
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Making phone calls, writing letters and reading
  • Craft, music and social activities
  • 24-hour emergency call systems
  • Visitors are welcome and encouraged daily – (it is a legal requirement for visitors to have had a flu vaccination and documentation will be required prior to entry)

Becoming a member of S355 Committee

The Committee will be formed to provide forward planning direction, management oversight and recommendations subject to the direction of the Council of the Shire of Balranald in the operation of Bidgee Haven Retirement Hostel for the Aged.

Council is calling for 4 positions on the newly established s355 Committee.

Applications must be accompanied by details of professional experience, qualifications or relationship to a resident of family members in the hostel.

Current and Ex-Employees who have resigned in the past 12 months of Council are not eligible to apply.

Applications are to be addressed to the General Manager, Balranald Shire Council and may be emailed to or posted ensuring Councils receives prior to the closing date to PO  Box 120 Balranald 2715.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022.

Membership Application Form


Becoming a Bidgee Haven resident

The first step towards becoming a Bidgee Haven resident is to have your doctor arrange an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Your eligibility will then be further assessed based on your needs and will take into account:

  • Your health
  • Your social needs and circumstances
  • Your current housing situation
  • Your family and other available support

For further information contact the Hostel Manager

Mayall Street


Telephone: 03 5020 1035