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James Barker House - Melbourne

Photo of the entrance of James Barker House

Contact Us

03 9283 4000 between 9 am–5 pm weekdays

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64 Buckley St
Footscray VIC 3011
Ph: (03) 9283 4000
Fax: (03) 9283 4055

About James Barker House

For more than 15 years, James Barker House, a Footscray aged care program, has met the needs of the older person. James Barker House is run by The Salvation Army, a Christian organisation, specialises in meeting the needs of marginalised and homeless persons, and people who are at risk of becoming homeless. 

We have created specialised procedures that cater for those persons whose lifestyle is adversely impacted by alcohol and tobacco usage. The house’s eight wings and four nursing stations enhance these programs, upholding the dignity of the individual.

View the James Barker House information brochure by clicking here. 

Pricing Information

View pricing information for James Barker House Aged Care by clicking here. 

Services provided

James Barker House cares for up to 120 residents in eight wings. Each resident has a single room, spaciously set out, with ensuite facilities. 

It also provides palliative care and respite bed days. The manager leads a professional, friendly and multicultural nursing and care staff, with high levels of qualifications and expertise. There are also numerous lifestyle, leisure, service and maintenance personnel, and a chaplain who offers companionship, support and friendship. 


People who have been formally assessed by an authorised ACAT (aged care assessment team) agency as being eligible for aged care support are eligible to access Salvation Army residential aged care, depending on availablity.

ACAT is a Commonwealth funded program which assists older people and their carers identify what kind of care will best meet their needs.

To find your local ACAT assessor ask your Salvation Army aged care provider or visit https://www.agedcareguide.com.au/acats


Who can refer to this service?

  •  Self referral
     Family
     Friends
     Your GP
     Allied Health service provider
     Hospital
     Other community service provider