Welcome to The Mariner (formerly South West Rocks)

Nick Bannon - Home Manager

Japara The Mariner (formerly South West Rocks)

110 Gregory St
South West Rocks
NSW 2431
Call us: 1800 52 72 72
  • Memory Support Unit
  • Private rooms with private ensuite
  • Shared rooms and ensuite

We’ve got a new name!

Japara’s home in South West Rocks recently underwent a renaming to find a name that would reflect the history of the local community and those who call South West Rocks their home.

We’re still providing the same leading aged care services with the same friendly faces – our name just sounds a bit different!



Nestled next to Hat Head National Park, and just moments from the coastline, Japara’s aged care home in South West Rocks offers complete tranquility and friendly community living.

With a range of stay options to suit your needs and our caring staff on hand, everything has been considered so you can enjoy a complete quality of life. From bus trips to barbecues, there’s always something happening at Japara. Our personalised lifestyle program offers a rich and rewarding range of activities designed for the wellbeing of everyone.

So, whether you’re looking for permanent aged care services, short-term residential respite care or looking for specialised dementia memory support, our services are designed to suit everyone.

Download your copy of our brochure here.

Where are we?

Nearby amenities and attractions:

  • Kempsey District Hospital

    30 km, 35 min drive from home.

  • South West Rocks Cricket Ground

    1.8 km, 3 min drive away.

  • Trial Bay Front Beach

    1.5 km, 3 min drive away.

Features & Services

Place your cursor over the icons below to find out more about our leading services:

Bus trips
Enjoy excursions and regular visits to local attractions with your fellow residents.
Special occasions
We like to cherish your special moments, such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and festive celebrations.
Professional chef
Our professional chef uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare healthy, hearty and delicious meals.
Free WiFi
Free WiFi is available throughout our home, so you can stay connected with your loved ones.
Hair & treatment salon
Our onsite hair salon will take care of all your routine hairstyling needs, leaving you looking and feeling re-energised.
Free parking
Ample free parking on site for all visitors.
Patio & garden areas
Beautiful gardens and courtyards where you can enjoy the fresh air, relax in the sun, or practice your gardening skills.
Leisure & lifestyle programs
Our extensive lifestyle programs provide entertainment, socialisation and therapeutic activities both on and offsite.
All our homes are dementia-friendly environments, ensuring safety and wellbeing of all our residents, helping everyone to live life as usual.
Respite care
Short-term respite stays designed to give both you and your carer a well deserved break from daily routine.
24/7 nursing care
Qualified nursing staff are available round the clock to ensure your clinical needs are met with continuous support.
Personalised care plans
Our person-centric approach means you'll receive a bespoke care service tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

Accommodation fees

Description RAD DAP*

Single room, shared ensuite

$220,000 $24.17

Single room, private ensuite

$250,000 $27.47

Single room, private ensuite

$290,000 $31.86

* Prices correct as of 1 April 2021 and are subject to change.

DAP calculator


How much can you pay outright?

Part-payment deposit

How much can you optionally contribute? (Based on current MPIR of 4.01%)

Daily Accommodation Payment

Based on the asking RAD of $220,000 and an optional part payment deposit of $0, the DAP is $24.17. This DAP calculation is to be used as a guide only.

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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