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    BlueCross Riverlea

    Warm, welcoming care with
    ageing in place in the centre
    of the Avondale community


57 Intervale Drive,
Avondale Heights
VIC 3046
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Phone:03 9325 4733

Fax:03 9325 4819

Enquiries:1300 133 414

Residence Manager

Faye Audino

Client Services Manager

Jo Eeles


Permanent Care
Ageing in Place
Number of places available
Permanent Care
Ageing in Place
Number of beds

Welcoming BlueCross Riverlea in Avondale Heights, provides 75 permanent care places with ageing in place as well as respite care (short term care in a nursing home).

Riverlea enjoys a peaceful position walking distance to local shops, cafes and amenities of Milleara Shopping Centre. At the residence, the single level floor plan allows for easy access for residents while gracious décor and soft blue and cream tones make Riverlea a warm, friendly home.

We have a Registered Nurse and two Enrolled Nurses available seven days a week, and our well-trained and attentive personal care attendants and residential services staff ensure your needs are met.

We don't compromise on quality and invite you to come and experience all we have to offer at Riverlea.


BlueCross Riverlea offers comfortable living for all residents. The social hub is the spacious main lounge with comfortable armchairs, side tables and a piano. Adjacent to this is Riverlea's generous dining room and colourful outdoor courtyard, while a recently re-developed private dining room is available for special celebrations with family.

The elegant fireplace lounge with its well-stocked library is ideal for when you want to escape with a book in front of the gas log fire, play a quiet card game or simply relax.

A few small sitting rooms spread throughout the residence are ideal for enjoying afternoon tea with visitors, while Riverlea's larger Barramundi Lounge can also be hired for special occasions.

A number of courtyards are interspersed between the residential wings, with gardens and pergolas to spend time in enjoying the fresh air.

Further amenities include self-service tea and coffee stations, a hair and beauty salon, central climate control, outdoor areas with barbecue facilities and gardens.


BlueCross Riverlea offers 75 good-sized rooms with Standard, Standard View and Superior rooms. The rooms are generous and comfortable and have views on to one of the inner courtyards, boundary garden or the large sunny courtyard with pergola.

Descriptions of the three room types and the associated costs are detailed on the link below.


To ensure the highest possible quality care, our Residence Manager oversees a team of dedicated and qualified care professionals, including a Clinical Care Coordinator, nurses and personal carers.

Our care model is flexible and responsive to individual care needs even as they change, including the provision of specialised nursing care and palliative care if needed. This person-centred approach is designed to support each resident to maintain their dignity and independence wherever possible.

We are committed to consistency and quality of care and implemented an initiative in 2016 to reduce (and ultimately cease) use of agency staff in our residences. This means our nurses and carers are regular staff who know the residents and are familiar with their needs and preferences.

We also work with a range of partners on programs to support social, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing to ensure the best overall health outcomes for each resident.


BlueCross Riverlea's leisure and lifestyle program is designed to engage you and keep you feeling your best with activities such as regular outings, domestic therapy and craft groups.

Movie matinees, live entertainment, and sing-a-longs here are hosted in the main lounge, while the Barramundi Lounge is the venue for card games as well as a weekly kiosk and coffee club.

A winding footpath around the extensive perimeter allows you to enjoy Riverlea's landscaped outdoor spaces on your daily walk and garden lovers will relish the chance to get their gloves into the raised garden beds in the sunny courtyards. The pergola courtyard is perfect for barbecues with friends, or enjoying the company of the resident cat Maggie, or regular visits from Jasper the dog.

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At BlueCross Riverlea you can expect high quality service and care. There are homemade, fresh and nutritious meals prepared for you by our on-site chef, and you can look forward to manicures and hairdressing services in our hair and beauty salon a few times a week on a fee for service basis.

Multicultural and non-denominational church services take place in the peaceful fireplace sitting room.

BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.


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