Balmoral Grove

Balmoral Grove

24 - 34 Smith St
VIC 3216

Phone: 03 5243 6733


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About Balmoral Grove

Balmoral Grove is in the heart of Grovedale and just 10 minutes from Geelong’s CBD. Set amidst stunning gardens and courtyards, there are several lounge rooms and outdoor areas to relax or spend time with visiting family and friends.

Residents can enjoy a selection of single rooms with ensuite and twin share accommodation. This arrangement provides companionship and is perfect for couples that would like to live together while receiving the benefits of 24 hour care.



  • 24 hour care, with Registered Nurses onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Palliative care
  • Caring, committed, compassionate staff
  • Individualised care and therapy plans
  • Respite and permanent care available
  • Your own doctor or specialist
  • Chef cooked & prepared nutritious and delicious meals


  • Private or shared room accommodation available, all with private ensuites
  • Relaxing and welcoming lounges
  • Beautiful gardens and courtyards
  • Air-conditioned
  • Multi Purpose Room (theatre/cinema/chapel)
  • Convenient parking for visitors
  • Signature by Japara packages available

Activities and services

  • Leisure and Lifestyle program 7 days per week
  • Bus outings ( scenic drives, shopping trips, lunches)
  • aromatherapy
  • Regular lifestyle entertainers & cultural days
  • Spiritual and pastoral guidance
  • Knitting Group donates garments locally to people in need
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech therapy
  • Hairdressing
  • Signature by Japara Silver packages available
  • Signature by Japara Wellness Package available

Fees and charges

Description RAD DAP*

Shared bathrooms, accommodation or both.

$310,000 $48.58

Private accommodation with private ensuite.

$370,000 $57.98

Private accommodation with private ensuite situated in a premium location close to centralised amenities.

$470,000 $73.65

*As at 1 January 2018

What are these fees and charges?

RAD stands for Refundable Accommodation Deposit. It is a lump sum payment to the aged care provider. The full RAD amount is refunded upon departure of the facility and is 100% guaranteed by the government.

DAP stands for Daily Accommodation Payment. As an alternative to paying your Accommodation Payment as a lump sum, you can pay periodic payments, which are based on a daily fee and billed monthly. The DAP is not refundable when you leave the aged care home. The DAP amount is based on the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR), which is set by the government, and the agreed price of the room/suite you are interested in.

Daily Accommodation Payments (DAP) are calculated based on the government set Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR). As at 1 January 2018, the MPIR is 5.72%.

To calculate the equivalent DAP, multiply the Refundable Accommodation Deposit by the MPIR and divide by 365 for the daily rate. For a combination RAD/DAP payment, multiply the remainder of the RAD by the MPIR and divide by 365. For example, the DAP on 50% of a $350,000 RAD is determined by: [(50% x $350,000) x MPIR]/365 = ($175,000 X 5.72%)/ 365 = $27.42 per day.

Additional fees that may apply:

  • The above accommodation charges do not apply to concessional/fully supported residents.
  • The government-set Daily Care Fee is in addition to the above accommodation charges, and is currently set at $49.42
  • Other government charges, such as the Means Tested Care Fee, may apply. Please speak with the Manager for further information.

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How much can you pay outright?

Part-payment deposit

How much can you optionally contribute? (Based on current MPIR of 5.72%)

Daily Accomodation Payment

Based on the asking RAD of $310,000 and an optional part payment deposit of $0, the DAP is $48.58. This DAP calculation is to be used as a guide only. Read more about fees and charges to understand how this is calculated.

Read more about fees and charges or visit the Australian Government’s Ageing and Aged Care website to learn about fees, charges and payments.


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