Germanus Kent House – Broome

Broome, Western Australia

Germanus Kent House is located at 20 Dickson Drive, Broome WA 6725.

Built in 2008 with our residents comfort and care needs in mind, Germanus Kent House has all the features of a modern, state of the art facility while still incorporating the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Kimberley region into its design. Broome’s distinct way of life is reflected in the house’s earthy tones and floor to ceiling windows, which let in the magnificent tropical light and display the surrounding landscaped gardens.

The name of this facility derives from the late St John of God Sister Germanus Kent, who spent four decades working amongst the Aboriginal people of the North West.  In her work, she became concerned about the lack of aged care facilities for indigenous people.  In September 1991, her dream was fulfilled when Germanus Kent House opened.  Southern Cross Care took over management of the facility in 2001 with a new building being built in 2008.

Germanus Kent House provides accommodation and support to 55 residents and is conveniently located near a supermarket, chemist, post office, bank, local medical centre and hospital.  The facility is co-located with our Bran Nue Dae centre. It is only a short drive to the world-renowned Cable Beach where white sand, turquoise water and red soil epitomise the beauty of the Australian outback.

We also provide short term respite accommodation, from one day to a number of weeks, providing peace of mind for carers.  It can also be an important step in the smooth transition of the care recipient into permanent placement in the care facility.

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Residential Aged Care Fees

When entering aged care, the Centrelink assessment of your assets and income determines what you may need to pay towards the cost of the accommodation and services. You may be asked to pay a basic daily fee, a means tested fee and an amount for your accommodation. The basic daily fee is to cover living expenses such as meals, power and laundry. The means tested care fee contributes to the cost of your care and you may also be asked to pay an accommodation contribution to either fully or partially cover the cost of your accommodation.

Paying for residential aged care can seem complex and we are here to help you navigate the options available to you based on your situation.

Payment Options Defined

Residents have a choice on how they wish to pay for their accommodation. Residents are required to complete a Centrelink assessment which determines eligibility for Government financial assistance for their accommodation.

  • Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), which is an upfront amount paid by a resident for entry into residential care, or
  • Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP), which is a daily payment amount, or
  • A combination of RAD and DAP, which is where a resident makes an upfront payment of a portion of the RAD and the remainder is paid as a DAP. For illustrative purposes, this has been shown in the table below as 50% RAD and 50% DAP.

The table below shows the RAD and DAP costs as well as the figures of a 50% RAD and 50% DAP.


Room Type RAD 100% DAP 100% 50% RAD / 50% DAP
A $450,000 $87.04 $225,000 upfront
/ $43.52 per day
B $350,000 $67.70 $175,000 upfront
/ $33.85 per day
C $350,000 $67.70 $175,000 upfront
/ $33.85 per day


Please note these figures relate to accommodation costs only.

There are a number of options or combinations in which to pay for accommodation at Germanus Kent House. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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  • Phone

    1300 669 189

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    9282 9999

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  • Location

    20 Dickson Drive BROOME WA 6725