Residential Care, Dunsborough

Capecare Dunsborough is the first residential care facility for the rapidly-growing Dunsborough community.

The 82-bed residential care facility caters for people with high physical needs in a dementia-enabling environment. Admissions are now underway. Residents enjoy an environment designed with them in mind. Much research, care and time has been taken in designing the residential care bedrooms, living, dining and outdoor areas to ensure the best possible quality of life for our new Dunsborough residents. Art by an array of talented Margaret River artists features throughout the facility and high standard Australian-made furnishings have been selected with resident comfort the top priority.

Capecare Dunsborough’s residential facility features plenty of natural light and fresh air and stimulating outlooks. Bedroom are positioned around central courtyards and many have bay windows. Each dining area caters for only 10 residents to ensure a more intimate experience.

The complex also features a café, cinema room and adaptable open space, perfect for family gatherings.

At Capecare our residents are treated with dignity, respect and compassion, and supported to live the life they choose. We take the time to listen and understand personal experiences as we partner with our residents to deliver care and services tailored to their needs.

To receive an Admissions Information Pack, contact:
Robyn Pearce, Admissions Co-ordinator;


To receive information on Independent Living Apartments, contact;

or Contact Us online.

Please note that we are welcoming Dunsborough residents one wing at a time to ensure a smooth transition. We thank you for your patience in this process.

Assessment and Fees

Assessment – Preparing for Care

If you find aged care eligibility and financial contributions to be complex and confusing, you’re not alone. The Commonwealth government website  is your “one stop shop” when preparing for aged care services. Contact us and we will provide you with an information pack to help you, including the Steps to Enter an Aged Care Home booklet.  

To ensure we can be of assistance as soon as a suitable places becomes available, it is important you are assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). You can apply for an assessment by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.


When applying for a permanent or respite place, please provide us with the following:

  • A signed copy of your completed application form
  • Your My Aged Care support plan, or your referral code
  • A copy of your fee advice letter from Centrelink / Department of Veterans’ Affairs if you have it.

If you have any difficulties, you ca:

Residential Costs

The Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD) start at $500,000 for our residential care rooms at Dunsborough. This RAD fee is returned on discharge from the facility or to the estate. Full details on how room pricing in aged care works and what different payment options can be made, can be found on the Government My Aged Care website here.

Subsidised rooms are available at both our Busselton and Dunsborough sites for those assessed as requiring these during the application for Government funding.

Room pricing is available on the My Aged Care portal here (click the rooms and costs tab).

MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate) as at 1st October 2023 – 8.15%

Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) Estimator


When caring for your loved one at home, it is important that you take some time to recharge. Respite is one of the ways we can support you to maintain your caring role and look after your health and wellbeing. Capecare offers respite for ACAT approved clients within the dedicated room in our residential facility. As there is a lot of demand within the community for this unique service, we recommend that you contact us as soon as you think you may have need of residential respite.

While most client’s book stays in advance across the year, we do try to meet any needs for emergency respite. Our Admissions/ILA Co-ordinator is more than happy to discuss options with you. Please contact us for information and booking enquiries.


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20 Ray Ave, Busselton WA 6280
Ph: 08 9750 2000
Fax: 08 9755 4696

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


171 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281
Ph: 08 9786 5555
Fax: 08 9786 5508

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


If you’d like to make a difference to people’s lives, you can by making a donation to Capecare. You can donate now with your credit card via PayPal.

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