Meet your local Home Care Advisor

Deb works with clients across Melbourne, with a particular focus on the Eastern and Outer Eastern Suburbs. For the past 10 years she has been working in the Aged Care and Disability Sectors to deliver information sessions via In-Home Consultations to assist with solutions to help maintain mobility, independence & quality of life in the home. Previous professional experience includes private sector and self-employed management in various industries including Finance, Hospitality, Textiles, Mobility & Therapeutic Goods.

Deb has first hand experience navigating home care packages as she assists her elderly mother with her funding, and is committed to advocating for people who wish to maintain their independence and lifestyle choices while remaining in their own home.

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Home Care in Melbourne East | Outer East

Home Care Packages – How To Apply

An ACAS assessment is required if you need to access any level of Home Care Package or entry to Government Funded age care basic in-home services.

In order to arrange an Aged Care Assessment (ACAS) you will need to contact My Aged Care Customer Service Centre or fill out the online form. Alternatively your own Doctor, Nurse or other Health professional can organize this for you on your behalf and with your consent.

My Aged Care Contact Centre – 1800 22 22 00

My Aged Care will refer your application to an ACAS team that is in your Local Government Area (LGA). For example if you live in the Outer East, your referral may be sent to Eastern Metropolitan ACAS Outer East which covers the Local Government areas of Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Or you may live in the Northern Metropolitan LGA, your referral will go to The Northern Metropolitan ACAS Bundoora which covers the LGA of Banyule (part), Darebin (part) Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Eligibility is based on your care needs determined through a face-to-face assessment.

Local Contacts | Resources

Local Men’s Shed

  • Croydon 0490 329449
  • Ringwood 0457 093278
  • Croydon Hills 98764503

Activity/Social Support

  • Caladenia Dementia Care 97272222
  • Kerrabee 92945530
  • Donwood Community Centre 98458632
  • North Ringwood Seniors Centre 0488 111050

Leisure & Recreation

  • Aquanation Ringwood – Hydrotherapy Pool 92984600
  • Aquabuddies – Aquahub Croydon 92945500

Adult Education

  • U3A Croydon Inc 97249544
  • U3A Ringwood Inc 98762925

Health & Fitness

  • Maroondah Diabetes Support Group – Sugarbeats 97233137
  • Back in Motion Bayswater 97203007
  • Trim n Tone East Ringwood 98702777

Mobile Music Therapy

Music Therapy (MT) is an evidence-based allied health profession, whereby music is used in a therapeutic manner to help people enhance their well-being and function.

Phone 1800 166 167

Community Gardens

Community gardens and city farms are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends.

  • Bedford Park Community Garden – Rosewarne Lane Ringwood
  • Ringwood Community Garden – Selkirk Avenue Wantirna
  • Glen Park Oaks Community Garden – 30 Glen Park Road Bayswater
  • Mooroolbark Community Garden – 8 Station Street Mooroolbark
  • Croydon Community Garden – 5 Trawalla Road Croydon
  • Warrandyte Community Garden – Police Street Warrandyte


To receive a copy of the Full Maroondah Community Directory with the complete list of all Community Organizations contact Maroondah City Council on 1300 88 22 33 or 92984598 and a copy of the directory can be sent to you.

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