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    BlueCross Tarralla

    With a distinctive family atmosphere,
    this residence is a quiet gem in the
    midst of the Croydon community


9 Jackson Street,
VIC 3136
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Phone:03 9726 2500

Fax:03 9723 6786

Enquiries:1300 133 414

Residence Manager

Shirley Frigo

Client Services Manager

Lindy Le Page


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

BlueCross Tarralla in Croydon, offers 78 permanent places with ageing in place, the ability to live in one place although care needs may increase, as well as respite care (short term accommodation in a nursing home).

This peaceful residence is set back off Dorset Road, close to the shops and amenities of Croydon, and offers cosy, homestead style living. The comfortable interiors, soft décor and cheerful outdoor spaces give Tarralla a distinctive family atmosphere.

Our nurses, personal care attendants and hospitality services staff are all well-trained and attentive to your individual needs.

With the shopping hub of Croydon within walking distance and a bus stop just outside Tarralla, accessing all the local community has to offer is very simple.

BlueCross Tarralla achieved a 95% agreement score on the last Consumer Experience Report in May 2018. 

We invite you to come and tour Tarralla and see for yourself the tangible and intangible things that make this residence a happy and welcoming one.


BlueCross Tarralla has multiple common areas and residential wings that wind around internal courtyards. At the centre of the residence is the main dining room and lounge, which features a gas-log fireplace, library, and comfortable seating. These spaces open out onto the internal courtyards, with bench seats and gardens for residents to enjoy.

There is a smaller dining space which doubles as an activities room, plus several sitting rooms named for flowers that offer quiet spots for reflection, gathering with family or small social groups. Some feature balconies from which to enjoy the fresh air.

There are a number of self-service pantries throughout the residence. These have fridges, microwave ovens, dishwashers, tea and coffee and extra cutlery and crockery so that you are able to entertain guests or enjoy a cup of tea whenever the mood strikes. Further amenities include a hair salon, plus central heating and air conditioning.


BlueCross Tarralla offers 78 rooms with Standard and Standard Twin Share accommodation. Rooms are generous and offer a view of the surrounding streetscape, the inner courtyards or boundary garden.

There are also 33 independent living units at Tarralla for people who are happy to manage their own living arrangements. They are ideal for family members or spouses who wish to be close to the main residence and be a part of the Tarralla community.

Descriptions of the two 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.


At Tarralla, every one of our team strives to devise 'best practice' initiatives and leisure and lifestyle programs that develop and maintain the social, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of our residents. These programs include intergenerational classes, wellness programs, regular outings on the Tarralla bus and social events that encourage meaningful connections with the local community.

Tarralla's main lounge provides a venue for many activities including carpet bowls, bingo, sing-a-longs and concerts. Nature lovers will take pleasure in the variety of outdoor spaces and there are boundless opportunities to flex your green thumb in the large sunny gardens.

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At BlueCross Tarralla, caring for you is our priority. From the homemade, fresh and nutritious meals that are prepared for you by our in-house chef, to the wide range of leisure and lifestyle activities on offer, and more, we're committed to your comfort, safety and wellbeing.

Residents can also access hairdressing, podiatry and physiotherapy services on site. A bus stop and train station are less than a 10-minute walk away.

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


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