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Residential Care

Vivian Bullwinkel Lodge


Vivian Bullwinkel Lodge opened in late 2007 and is a 79 bed Residential Care Centre located in the northern suburb of Merriwa in the heart of the RAAFA retirement village. The lodge offers permanent and respite care and whilst we are proud of our heritage, you do not need to be ex-service to live at RAAFA.

The centre has varying sized single bedrooms with ensuites over two levels and those on level one have access to private or shared balconies, many with uninterrupted views of the surrounding suburbs and picturesque parklands.

Many rooms have direct access to courtyards that have an abundance of sunlight and beautifully manicured gardens with places to relax and enjoy the fresh air.  There are many lounge areas with kitchenette facilities where residents can attend activities or enjoy time relaxing with family and friends.

The centre has a comprehensive activities program which includes exercise groups, physio, Tai Chi, quizzes, craft activities and regular bus trips.  Meals are cooked fresh on site with a variety of summer and winter menu choices available.

Room Features

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Adjustable bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Many rooms have direct access to courtyards or balconies
  • Curtains for maximum privacy
  • Built in robes
  • Bedside cabinets

We encourage you to bring in some of your favorite things such as your own paintings, pictures and other personal items that are important to you so that you feel at home when you join us at RAAFA.


Like all RAAFA Residential Care Centres, Vivian Bullwinkel Lodge has a wide range of amenities free of any extra charges.

  • Individualised care across all levels complimented by excellent quality hospitality services
  • Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
  • Allied health services (Occupational Therapist, Physio Therapist onsite), contracted Speech Pathologist, dietitian and podiatrist
  • Separate dining areas with cooked meals prepared on site
  • Homely, comfortable and modern well-appointed lounge areas with kitchenette facilities
  • Light, airy communal activity rooms
  • Attractive gardens and courtyards
  • Multi-faith services available and chapel within estate grounds
  • Foxtel and Wi-Fi available throughout the facility
  • Library and theatre

While some amenities are provided at affordable rates.

  • Hairdressing services
  • Medical services
  • Additional allied health services (eg. for rehabilitation)


CategoryRefundable PaymentDaily payment50/50 Split Combination Payment
1 $295,000 $67.57 $147,500 + $33.78 / day
2 $395,000 $90.47 $197,500 + $45.24 / day
3 $415,000 $95.05 $207,500 + $47.53 / day
4 $450,000 $103.07 $225,000 + $51.53 / day
5 $530,000 $121.39 $265,000 + $60.70 / day
6 $550,000 $125.97 $275,000 + $62.99 / day

*As at 1 July 2024

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Vivian Bullwinkel Lodge - Cambrai Village

85 Hester Avenue, Merriwa WA 6030

T: (08) 9206 6000
F: (08) 9206 6160

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