St Laurence Court - Eaglehawk - California Gully

St Laurence Court Eaglehawk was established in 1968 and is one of two Benetas facilities in Bendigo, 150kilometres northwest of Melbourne. St Laurence Court merged with Benetas in 2006 to become the organisation’s first regional residential facility. St Laurence Court Eaglehawk offers quality care services within a strong community-based environment. This ensures that clients are provided with access to local organisations, churches and social groups, within a warm, home-like atmosphere.

St Laurence Court - Eaglehawk

112 Upper California Gully Road
California Gully
VIC 3556
67 places, ageing in place
Respite subject to availability
24/7 nursing
Beds Available: 
Yes available
Low Care: 
Yes available
High Care: 
Yes available
Dementia Specific Unit: 
Not available


The hostel facility features single room accommodation, each with their own full en-suite. Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture when they move in, such as a favourite chest of drawers or armchair for reading. Benetas provides a bed. Phones can be connected at each resident’s expense. Full laundry services are available and each room can be individually climate controlled.

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Room pricing

As a not-for-profit, Benetas is committed to providing accommodation to ensure Victorians have access to the services they need. Services can be charged by payment of a Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) or combination of both RAD and DAP as shown below.
  • All prices listed are per person and are negotiable and we welcome supported residents.
Please contact the Benetas Customer Centre for more information. *Pricing effective 1 January 2018.

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  • Room Type One
    Room Name:
    Standard Room
    Room Type:
    Single room + ensuite
    Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD):
    Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP):
    Combination example 50%
    RAD: $175,000
    DAP: $27.42
    Key Features Statement:
    • Some rooms have beautiful courtyard or garden views, depending on the location of the room
    • Rooms have close access to common areas, including a living area, dining room and sitting rooms 
    • All rooms have built in robes and are fully lockable for resident privacy 
    • All rooms have their own private ensuite
    • Rooms are approximately 14m₂ in size

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A large, bright lounge area is used for regular entertainment activities, while a charming chapel, built in 1987, is used for regular services. A recently revamped courtyard now offers outdoor seating in a leafy, colourful sensory garden setting.

Multiple lounge and dining areas and an outdoor barbeque area ensure families can get together. Landscaped gardens over the 5.3 hectares offer residents a wonderful place for recreation and quiet reflection.

Food and Diet

At Benetas St Laurence Court Eaglehawk we are proud of the delicious, healthy meals we prepare for residents and their guests. Cooks work closely with nutritionists and dieticians to ensure all meals prepared fulfil nutrition requirements. We use fresh produce in all our kitchens and cater to cultural and religious requirements, and aim to please all individual tastes. Benetas St Laurence Court Eaglehawk holds regular ‘food forums’ for residents and kitchen staff to discuss new ideas for the menus.

Staff and volunteers

We encourage our staff and volunteers to bring a pastoral sensibility to their roles, to listen to and be truly present to our residents. Our specialist team of non-denominational Pastoral Care Practitioners provide individualised and ongoing spiritual and emotional support. In addition, through our Lifestyle Program, denominational visitors and volunteer companions foster an ongoing connection with our residents’ chosen faith tradition and provide church and chaplaincy services.

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Are you prepared for residential aged care?

To be prepared for the move into a Benetas home plus to determine some of the costs for your care and whether you qualify for additional Government funding, you should apply for the Government's Combined Assets and Income Assessment (valid for 120 days prior to moving in). Benetas welcomes people without this Assessment, as you may choose not to apply but instead pay the full costs for your care needs and accommodation.