St Hilary's Community

For the best of care in a warm and friendly community

Baptcare St Hilary’s Community is known for being a small, close-knit community that warmly welcomes new residents and visitors. You will immediately feel at ease among our landscaped gardens and courtyard areas, which offer the perfect setting for a moment of quiet reflection or for sharing a pot of tea with relatives or friends. Our residents enjoy well-equipped, modern rooms, along with common areas that include a lounge with a fireplace, a timber-panelled library with internet access, an activities room and a dining room. Led by experienced nurses, most of our friendly staff have been with us for years – so you can count on receiving exemplary care from familiar faces.

Talk to us today about how we can support your loved one whether you are considering respite or permanent care.

A community within a community

At St Hilary’s, our commitment to building a strong sense of community is not confined to the facility itself. As well as providing a place where residents can truly feel that they belong, we are also actively involved with the broader community through our partnerships with the local primary school, childcare centre and RSL club. St Hilary’s is conveniently located close to shops and services, and our residents have frequent opportunities to get out into the community by joining our bus trips, shopping outings and group lunches.

Designed for living

Built in 2008, St Hilary’s is a contemporary aged care community characterised by a blend of homely living spaces and modern furnishings. Our shared areas – which are filled with natural light – include a comfortable dining room and a sitting area that offers the ideal spot to relax with a book from our library. In winter, you may prefer the cosiness of our lounge room, which features an attractive fireplace. In the warmer months, our landscaped gardens and central courtyard are ideal for getting some fresh air and taking in the peaceful surrounds. We even have a vegetable garden for residents and their visitors to enjoy.

Dedicated to the best of care

St Hilary’s features some of the latest developments in aged care. Our innovative lifting equipment, bedding and chairs help us to meet the individual needs of each resident. We have exceptional systems for auditing the care we provide and ensuring continuous quality improvements. And we also provide ongoing training of our staff to respond to the care needs of our residents. We’re proud to say that all our residential aged care communities have had their services and care nationally recognised for excellence.

A place where you can feel at home

Baptcare St Hilary’s Community is a single-level building set among landscaped gardens. There are 50 rooms in total, and we cater for all levels of care requirements (low to high). The intimate layout of our community makes it easy for residents to access shared areas and socialise with others.

Our on-site amenities include a hairdressing salon, kiosk, chapel, library and laundry services. There is also a wide range of local shops and services, located only a couple of blocks away.

Room types

St Hilary’s offers private, sole-occupied rooms and shared rooms that can accommodate two residents (e.g. couples). See the pricing snapshot for full details. To ensure that you feel at home, you’re welcome to decorate the room to your own taste.

The rooms at St Hilary’s are bright and comfortable, featuring:

  • Ensuite bathroom (either private or shared, depending on the type of room)
  • High-quality furniture and fittings
  • Air-conditioning and underfloor heating
  • Lockable storage
  • Neutral palettes and tasteful décor
  • Landscaped garden views.

Couples accommodation

We try our best to accommodate couples whenever possible. We have three shared rooms that are suitable for couples.

Pet accommodation

While pets cannot stay with residents, they are very welcome to visit with family or friends.

Care tailored to your specific needs

St Hilary's is a residential aged care community that excels in providing support to those requiring a higher level of care. With registered nurses on-site at all times, St Hilary's is accredited to provide all levels of residential aged care including permanent, respite and palliative care. Each resident will have a personalised care plan, which will be developed together with the resident and their family.

Nursing care

Our qualified and experienced staff provide exceptional care and support. All our staff are carefully selected and trained to ensure that our residents receive the best possible care.

Medical care

Beyond 24/7 nursing care, other health services available on-site at St Hilary’s include:

  • Foot care and podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Diversional therapy
  • GP home visits.

The Director of Nursing attends to all acute clinical care issues, ensuring prompt consultation with the appropriate healthcare professional and community health services, if required.

Nutritional care

You will be offered a varied choice of tasty, healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All food is prepared fresh every day by chefs on-site. Meal options come at no additional cost to our residents. A dietitian helps to plan the menu and takes into consideration all cultural, religious and dietary requirements. Relatives and friends are welcome to join you for meals with advance booking.

Keep up with your favourite pastimes

Our team of lifestyle staff have created a stimulating program of activities and experiences to choose from. Activities can be tailored to meet your individual interests, cultural background, and social, emotional and physical abilities. You can maintain your hobbies and interests by joining in with any of our diverse social events, church services, library visits and films. Along with a range of cultural celebrations and special guests, we celebrate significant birthdays and dates

Connected with our local community

Because our team truly cares about the community and spirit of Norlane, we chose to develop a specialised hub alongside our aged care facility. You can connect and engage with community groups, spend time with our committed volunteers, enjoy the nearby gardens and courtyards, or join one of our regular bus outings to local places of interest.

Room to host family and friends

Above all, St Hilary's is your home, so your friends and family are always welcome here. You can choose to spend time with them in our beautiful shared areas, or we also have private function rooms that you can book for special occasions.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is an important part of life at all Baptcare communities, including St Hilary's. Our chaplains are available to listen to residents and their families and journey alongside them, whatever their background or situation. We offer emotional and spiritual support, honouring each person’s unique spirituality and how they find meaning and purpose. Our chaplains also assist with prayer, worship, sacraments and other spiritual practices, including regular devotional and church services where appropriate.

Your payment options



The costs of residential aged care are made up of different parts for the costs of day-to-day living, the care you receive and the accommodation you choose (including your room and shared spaces). Read more about  the costs of residential aged care

Our location


13 22 78

Baptcare St Hilary Community
Residential aged care
16 Elgin Street
Morwell VIC 3840

Frequently asked questions

What are the visiting hours?

As part of providing a warm and homely environment to residents, visitors are welcome at any time of the day. We invite family and friends to be part of activities and mealtimes, and to enjoy time with their loved one in our gardens and shared spaces.

How do I know if residential aged care is right for my family member?

A change in health, or increasing concern about your family member’s frailty, safety or isolation at home can mean that aged care accommodation is the next step.

Carers at aged care homes can help residents with day-to-day tasks (such as cleaning, cooking, laundry); personal care (such as dressing, grooming, going to the toilet); or 24-hour nursing care (such as wound care or catheter care).

Residential aged care can also help people to stay connected with interests and with others.

Baptcare draws on over 70 years’ experience in aged care as well as the skills and commitment of our trained, understanding staff. We’re here to support families during a transition that can be challenging.

Do you have any vacancies? How do you manage waiting lists?

We invite you to contact us to discuss current or potential future accommodation and if it matches your needs.

If you are interested but there isn’t a vacancy we’ll record your details on our waiting list and keep in touch about potential vacancies.

Potential residents, families and healthcare professionals are welcome to contact us to get an update on vacancies at any time.

We consider a number of factors to manage our waiting lists. People in urgent need are the highest priority. Other factors include someone’s readiness to enter an aged care home, and if the accommodation that becomes available suits their individual care needs.

If you are offered a room and are not ready at that time you can decline the room without it affecting your position on the waiting list.

Can I bring my furniture and possessions?

Your suite is your own and you can personalise the room as much or as little as you wish.

For example you can hang pictures on the wall, use your own quilt from home, and bring in your favourite easy chair.

We do request that rooms are kept un-cluttered, with enough space for care staff to move freely about. For this reason, we don’t recommend bringing in large pieces of furniture.

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