Karingal Community

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Baptcare Karingal Community residential aged care is set over three wings in beautiful landscaped gardens. We offer quality accommodation comfortable and welcoming shared spaces and courtyard areas. Our residents experience a rich and varied lifestyle and leisure program and quality care.

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

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At Baptcare Karingal Community our qualified and experienced staff provide nursing-led care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our residential aged care features convenient on-site hairdressing, kiosk, chapel and provides laundry services. We offer a choice of tasty, healthy meals that are prepared onsite and served individually in our dining area.

Emotional and spiritual support is provided through our pastoral care program and Chaplain. We have a committed volunteer network and strong links with local organisations, offering additional companionship and opportunities to connect with the broader local community.

Baptcare Karingal Community also includes co-located retirement living units.

We provide quality accommodation for 112 residents.

  • Bright and fresh single rooms with private ensuite.
  • Double room with ensuite accommodation also available.
  • Rooms feature tasteful décor and quality fittings.
  • Lockable storage in all rooms.
  • Rooms have landscaped courtyard and garden outlooks.

Care tailored to your specific needs

Karingal 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, Karingal 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 allied health services available on-site at Karingal include:

  • foot-care and podiatry
  • physiotherapy
  • speech therapy.

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, Karingal 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 Karingal. 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 in Devonport

New enquiries

Call 13 22 78

Direct number: 03 6422 7000

Baptcare Karingal Community
Residential aged care
32 Lovett Street
Devonport Tas 7310
Man and Woman Chatting on couch

Baptcare Karingal Retirement Living

Co-located retirement living residences

Our retirement living residences sits alongside Baptcare’s highly sought-after Karingal Aged Care Community. Located in leafy garden surrounds with facilities and public transport nearby, Karingal Retirement Living ensure you are part of a lively, caring and supportive community. With preferential consideration for available spaces in the residential aged care if your health needs change in future years, Karingal allows couples with different care and support needs the opportunity to live within the same community.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 become a volunteer at Karingal

Volunteers enhance the lives of our residents every day by visiting them one-on-one and contributing  to activities in both our lifestyle program and residential aged care communities. As a volunteer  you can use your energy, skills and life experience to make a difference in the lives of people in your community.

What level of care can I expect at Karingal?

Our highly experienced, nursing-led team at Karingal provide all levels of residential aged care, ranging from  lower-level care through to more complex, high-level care requirements, including  respite care.

Our residents and visitors enjoy bright, light  and attractive shared spaces, with lots of great places to share a cup of coffee and a chat.

To help you or your loved one to maintain interests and enjoy time with others, we  provide a rich and varied lifestyle and  activities program, with options ranging  from individual hobbies through to group activities and popular bus outings.

Our community is run by Baptcare, a not-for-profit organisation with more than 75 years of experience in caring  for older people.

Who is eligible for a place at Karingal?

Karingal is a residential aged care community for older people who need a higher level of care than what can be provided in their own home. With registered nurses on-site at all times, we are accredited to provide all levels of residential care, short term (respite) care, specialist dementia care and end-of-life palliative care.

The scope of care we provide means we are equipped to accommodate our residents’ changing needs, should it be required.

How do I apply for a place at Baptcare Karingal?

1. Apply for residential aged care through the My Aged Care website. Call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) and we can guide you through the process.

2. My Aged Care will arrange an ACAS assessment visit to determine your care needs.

3. Appoint an authorised representative (Power of Attorney) if necessary.

4. Get an income and asset assessment. This will determine your aged care fees and whether you qualify for government funding.

5. Choose the Baptcare residential aged care community that’s right for you. You may wish to consider a respite stay to see if the community meets your needs.

6. Call 13 BAPTCARE (13 22 78) to arrange a tour of your chosen community and fill out an application form.

Is Karingal a social community?

Residents enjoy time with others through our social and therapeutic activities program. We offer a broad range of social activities, including music, art, entertainment and regular bus outings. As part of providing a homely environment for residents, we welcome visitors at any time of the day. We invite family and friends to use our shared spaces and be part of activities and mealtimes.

What are the costs of Residential Aged Care?

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.

What’s in the local area of Karingal?

Babtcare Karingal is located in Devonport, a city in northern Tasmania, situated at the mouth of the Mersey River.

The main Central business district (CBD) is on the west side of the Mersey River and includes a pedestrian mall, cinema, specialty stores, chain stores, hotels, local restaurants, and cafes. Stores in Devonport include Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Harvey Norman, Bunnings Warehouse, The Reject Shop, Best & Less, Cotton On and Kathmandu.

The Devonport Regional Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and public programs including events and workshops.

Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum displays petroglyphs, designs in rock and exhibits that depict the traditional lifestyle of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

The Bass Strait Maritime Centre housed in the former Harbour Master's House has objects, models and photographs that tell the stories of Bass Strait and Devonport. A volunteer-run vintage railway and museum, the Don River Railway, is situated at Don, a suburb of Devonport.

The Mersey Community Hospital at Latrobe serves the Devonport community for their health needs.

Devonport Airport is located at Pardoe Downs approximately 7 km to the east of the city of Devonport, about a 15 min drive by car. The airport is serviced by Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop aircraft, operated by QantasLink, with four daily services to Melbourne, Victoria.

There are several bus companies serving Devonport including Merseylink, Redline Coaches and Phoenix Coaches. Metropolitan Devonport bus services are limited on Saturdays and there are no services on Sundays or Public holidays.

Devonport is the southern terminus for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries – Spirit I and II travel the 11 hours to Melbourne.

Devonport neighbours Stony Rise, Spreyton, Forthside, Forth, Acacia Hills Latrobe, Wesley Vale, Moriarty and Turners Beach.

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