Breezes at Bargara beachside

Palm Lake Care Bargara is the Bundaberg region’s most modern and premier aged caring community. As a family owned and operated business, we take great pride in providing reliable, high-quality, safe and secure residential aged care.

The moment you set foot in our ground level premises, you will see and feel the difference. Palm Lake Care Bargara features loads of space and natural light. Private suites are spacious enough for couples to personalise or available for single occupancy regardless of budget. With Palm Lake Resort’s independent living community right next door, families and partners can remain connected even if their needs are different, and move between our two vibrant communities. There are no strict visiting hours – this is home.

Introducing Additional Services

Residents can enjoy modern amenities, extended meal and beverage offerings, and access to a range of on-site amenities such as hair and beauty salons, Silver Memories direct to their TV, a bus for community outings , outdoor bowling green and a movie theatre.

Our commitment to providing an enhanced environment is reflected in our additional daily fee, which covers the costs associated with maintaining this level of care and service.

Available for permanent, short term respite, palliative and specialist secure dementia care.

  • Residential Aged Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Respite Care
  • Independent Living Nearby

Residential Aged Care

Family values are the basis of our 24 hour residential care, supported by a full range of services, and a dedicated team of chefs, therapists and activities co-ordinators.

You can Learn more about residential aged care here.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care requires deep and personal understanding, sensitivity and experience. At Palm Lake Care we consider it a privilege to support our residents and their family and friends in this emotionally challenging stage of their care.

You can Learn more about palliative care here.

Dementia Care

Palm Lake Care Bargara provides specialist care for memory support including our purpose-designed community called Wisteria.

You can Learn more about dementia care here.

Respite Care

Palm Lake Care provides the residential respite care in luxury suites with the very best community facilities.

You can Learn more about respite care here.

Palm Lake Resort Bargara

Located within a leisurely stroll to our Caring Community, means couples can stay near each other, when only one partner requires care.

Key Features

  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Communal BBQ areas
  • Raised garden beds for resident gardening
  • In-house postage service
  • Choice of freshly cooked meals
  • Bar – wine and beer included with lunch and dinner and Happy Hour
  • Laundry service
  • Internet access & Direct dial telephone
  • Community bus
  • Library
  • Movie theatre
  • Piano
  • Billiards
  • Café & in room café service
  • Onsite hair and beauty salon
  • Regular live entertainment
  • Single ensuited rooms with courtyards

Bargara Suites

Spacious 30m2, single rooms with ensuite bathrooms and courtyards, all our suites have been carefully designed to allow each resident to have direct outdoor garden access and fresh air. Most days you will find residents happily enjoying a little sun and the beachside breezes. Fully electric beds are also a feature of our caring community, ensuring a good night’s sleep by letting a carer quietly reposition a sleeping resident without disturbing them.

Each suite features:

  • Private suite with ensuite
  • Furnished patio with direct access to outdoor garden
  • Movement and lighting sensors
  • Fully electric king single bed
  • Pressure relieving mattress
  • Armchair
  • Large TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Wi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone (Local & interstate calls are included)
  • Individual control air conditioning
  • Privacy blinds, curtains
  • Carpet and built-in cabinetry with stone benchtops

We're here for you every step of the way

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No Application Form Required

When you decide to apply to live at a Palm Lake Community, you simply need to contact our Customer Experience Support Team.
They will discuss your individual needs including personal information, details about your health and care needs, legal and financial information.
Palm Lake Care’s focus is ensuring our Communities are the best solution for your ongoing care needs. Our Customer Experience Team will guide you through the enquiry process and advise if we are able to assist you or if other solutions may be more suitable.

Provide supporting documents

To help us understand your care needs in more detail, we will ask you to provide clinical/care documents such as:

GP Health Summary – within the last 30 days and signed by the GP

Hospital Care Summary and medication charts – if a current patient.

Income and Assets Summary from Centrelink – for pensioners OR

Financial Summary from your accountant – for self-funded retirees

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) or QCAT Orders: This confirms the person making decisions on the client’s behalf has the authority to do so.

Admission Suitability Review

Once we have all the necessary documents, we commence our review. A member of our clinical team will call either the client or their delegate to discuss care needs.
The Customer Experience Team will keep you updated on progress towards a decision.
It’s important to note that the admission suitability review process can be complex, we work closely with you to ensure that you feel supported and informed. We understand that this can be a complex and emotional time, and we strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Organise a Pre-admission

Just like preparing for a hospital admission, out Pre-admission Phase requires you or your representative to ensure important clinical and non-clinical forms have been completed and returned prior to admission date. Our Customer Experience Team will guide you through what is needed and why.
Attendance at a Pre-admission Meeting to ensure all documents have been completed correctly and the clinical team can start preparing for the admission.
It’s all aimed at making sure the admission date is NOT delayed and admission day is smooth and as stress free as possible.

Move in day

On the day of admission, the Palm Lake Caring Community will welcome you to your new home and help you to settle in.
We will show you all the features of your room, introduce you to key people and other residents. Don’t worry- we know you probably won’t remember everything, so its ok to ask questions. Over the next few days, we will show you more areas and get you as involved as you would like to be.
There is lots of information including a Resident Handbook provided in your Welcome Pack.


Maximum prices shown may not apply to you

Some people may only be required to pay the basic daily fee if their assessable assets are below the threshold and their only income is the standard aged pension.

Understanding the fees and charges associated with aged care is made easier by the knowledgeable Palm Lake Care Customer Experience Team, who will explain them in a simple yet comprehensive manner using our Quoting Tool.

You will also receive a current Pricing Guide.

We have 3 payment options


A lump sum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or Contribution (RAC).

The RAD or RAC is a lump sum payment for accommodation in an aged care home.

This amount is fully refundable when you leave, less any amounts you have agreed to be deducted.


Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) or Contribution (DAC) (Rental style/non-refundable).

Instead of a lump sum payment, you can choose to pay a daily fee based on the room price.

The DAP is calculated using a government-set interest rate- known as the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate.


Combination part lump sum (RAD) and part ongoing payments (DAP).

You can choose to pay part of the accommodation cost as a RAD and the rest as a DAP.

This can reduce your daily payments while still providing a refundable amount for the future.

Accommodation Type
Room Price
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Premium Suite
Deluxe Suite
Superior Suite
Permanent or Respite
Basic daily fee of $61.96

I just want to thank each and every one of your staff for the love and care you have shown Mum and myself and my family during this year.

- Lorraine Keen

What wonderful staff you have. Every day I am so grateful that mum was accepted into your care.

- Lorraine, Shirley Hurley’s daughter

We are very grateful for everything that we received, and we feel that the people of Bundaberg need to know that there is excellent elderly care available.

- Flora Barwick, Apple Tree Creek

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