Sumner House

Sumner House, our comfortable residential aged-care facility in the heart of inner Melbourne, offers quality care, friendship and lifestyle choices in a location close to shops, parks and public transport.

Resident of Sumner House playing chess

Situated in Fitzroy, Sumner House is a warm and welcoming environment. Residents are involved in all decision-making about their care and are able to choose activities from a diverse lifestyle program so that they can enjoy independence and choices in how they live.

Our staff encourage and assist them to pursue the interests and activities they had before they moved into Sumner House and maintain their connections to the community.

If, over time, residents need more care, we can provide it so that they can remain living at Sumner House and avoid the disruption of moving. We have nursing staff present around the clock, and also visiting doctors and other health practitioners including physiotherapists, podiatrists, dieticians and psychologists.

We provide specialised care and tailored activities for residents with dementia.

Our 43 large individual bedrooms all have en suites, televisions, phone connection and wifi. Each cluster of bedrooms has its own lounge-dining room with kitchenette.

Meals served in the central dining room are cooked in our own kitchen. Sumner House also offers a hairdressing salon with visiting hairdresser and an activities room that includes a small gym.

Our lifestyle programs include painting, handcrafts, film and book discussion groups, an iPad training group, a public affairs discussion group and visits by school groups. We also keep computers and iPads for residents’ use and have wifi access throughout the building.

Residents can relax outside in the tranquil landscaped courtyard and in the sunny rooftop garden, and enjoy regular outings in our bus, which has wheelchair access.

Who can live at Sumner House?

You may be eligible if you are an older person who has received an assessment from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). A health professional can refer you to the Aged Care Assessment Service for an assessment. More information is available on an Australian Government website:

In addition, don’t hesitate to contact us at the Brotherhood for advice on aged care options and pathways.

Accommodation fees

Fees are calculated according to government guidelines.

The maximum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) is 300,000. The maximum daily accommodation payment (DAP) is $47.34

Example of a combination payment of 50% refundable deposit and 50% daily payment:

RAD – $150,000, DAP – $23.67

Please note that these prices are maximums.

Contact us

Sumner House
Robin Fuller, Manager
128 Fitzroy Street,
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Phone: (03) 9483 1314
Email: rfuller(at)

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