Admission & Fees

At Kimberley we foster involvement with residents and their loved ones with our dedicated health care team to ensure our resident’s physical and mental health is promoted and achieved at an optimum level.


Pre Admission

When seeking permanent care, Kimberley welcomes your enquiry and invites you to book a one-on-one appointment to tour the Kimberley Residential Aged Care facility. During the tour, staff will provide an overview of the care and services on offer, address individual requirements, and discuss availability as wait lists may apply.

What to bring:

  • Aged Care Client Record (ACCR)
  • Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), Guardianship or Administration Orders (if applicable)
  • Assets Assessment (where completed)
  • Medicare Card
  • Pension Card (if applicable)

To book an appointment, please phone (08) 9381 1428 or click here

Please note: as Kimberley is a high care facility, a current Aged Care Client Record (ACCR) is required. This is granted by the Department of Health


Fees and charges are determined by Department of Health based on the residents’ ability to contribute and individual circumstances at time of admission.

There are 3 levels of fees that could apply.

  1. Basic Daily Fee

  2. Means Tested Care Fee

  3. Accommodation Payment

More information is available on the myagedcare website, where you can access a Fee Estimator that may assist in determining the expected fees and charges.

1. Basic Daily Fee

All residents of an aged care home are required to pay a contribution towards their daily care and living expenses. This is called the ‘basic daily fee’ which is set by the Australian Government and is reviewed twice a year, in March and September, in line with aged pension increases.

The fee is set at 85 per cent of a single basic aged pension amount. Each resident pays this fee regardless of whether they are in receipt of a pension or not.

2. Means Tested Care Fee

The means test looks at the residents financial assets and income to determine how much can be contributed to the cost of residents care.

The Government sets the amount a resident must pay direct to the aged care provider and reduces the subsidies paid to the provider by the same amount. This figure is subject to change, up or down, depending on income and assets levels.

There is an annual price cap on this fee, currently $27,532.59* which is reviewed regularly by the Government. Residents cannot be asked to pay more than this capped amount.

*This figure is current as at 20 March 2019 and is subject to change.

3. Accommodation Payment

An accommodation payment is applicable if residents have more than $49,500** in assets or annual income.

If residents have less than this figure and are assessed as a low means resident, the government pays an accommodation supplement on their behalf.

Click here to see our room costs which are depicted.

Residents have three options to pay their accommodation payment. They are:

  1. By a single lump sum payment called a RAD (Refundable Accommodation Deposit). This amount is totally refundable to you or your estate when you leave the home.

  2. By a daily payment called a DAP (Daily Accommodation Payment) which is billed on the monthly account. These payments are not refundable.

  3. A combination of a RAD and a DAP. You may choose to pay a smaller RAD, and pay the balance by a DAP. The DAP is therefore calculated as a percentage of the remaining RAD at the Government set interest rate known as the MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate).

Prospective residents agree to the method in which they pay the accommodation payment at the time of their admission but can have a change of mind in the first 28 days only. 

The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) at time of admission is applicable until part or the full Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is received.

For a breakdown of Aged Care Funding provided by the Government please click here.

**This figure is current as at 20 March 2019 and is subject to change.


Kimberley Residential Aged Care Testimonials

  • We looked at many nursing homes throughout Perth for our Mum who has dementia and decided on Kimberley. The reason, the staff!! They love their jobs and really look after for the people under their care.

    John Fowler

    June 2014

  • A quick, heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Kimberley Residential Aged Care! A lovely place in a difficult time.

    Rick Dempsey

    June 2016

  • Kimberley Residential Aged Care is a great place and we are very happy with the care being given to our Mum. We are able to visit often and anytime we like.


    September 2015

  • The level of care my Father received and the professionalism of the staff was excellent. I could not be happier with what we received.

    Julian Matthews

    May 2016

  • It’s the little things that can make a big difference; the human connection, a hug, a touch of the shoulder, a smile and the right words at the right time. It all helps to make my mum’s life better.

    Steve Smith

    July 2016

  • Every time we visited our Father at Kimberley, we always found the staff and management to be a pleasure to deal with and the way they cared for him made us feel very comfortable that he was in the right place.

    Robert and Alison Farley

    October 2015

  • We’ll always remember the love and care you provided Bena and appreciate your hard work, dedication and compassion you extend to her and our family.

    Hari Shah

    April 2016

  • Thanks to the team at Kimberley for the care you gave my Mum. You manage a great facility which provides high quality care for residents with complex care needs. Just as Kimberley was recommended to me, I would have no hesitation in recommending Kimberley to others.

    Wendy Davis

    September 2016

  • Thank you Kimberley. The care provided to the residents and their families is exceptional. The residents were always clean and tidy, as were the facilities. Visitors were welcome and always treated with consideration. The staff are warm and friendly and work extremely hard.

    Theresa Howe

    July 2017

  • I live 360 km from the city and I’m so grateful for the care given to my mother. The staff at Kimberley are extremely helpful providing clinical and lifestyle care in a respectful and dignified manner, making my mother’s life pleasurable and giving me peace of mind.

    Glenys Kendrick

    June 2017

  • Possibly the best Aged Care Facility in WA.

    Brad Smyth

    September 2107

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