Accommodation

We have a 15 accommodation units located close to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre (ALCC) available for patients undergoing radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy treatment. This accommodation is available patients and their carer/escort that live/travel more than 100km from the centre. If you require accommodation, our staff will arrange it for you. Further information can be obtained at your first appointment.  

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Patient and carer suitability

These units have no medical assistance on hand. Consequently we require that patients and their carers who stay in our units are able to manage their day independently, are mentally competent and alert, able to cook, clean and shop for themselves, able to manage medications without our assistance and able to manage their own hygiene. The accommodation units are located approximately two blocks from the ALCC, and you must be able to walk or travel from the units to ALCC without our transport assistance.

Financial assistance

The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) offers financial assistance for travel and accommodation for patients who travel more than 100km to our centre for treatment. The ALCC Oncology Accounts team will assist you with the necessary paperwork and at the end of the stay will send your travel claim and account for the accommodation directly to VPTAS for you.

Patients are responsible for the first night of their accommodation only and payment is required on the day of arrival. An invoice will be given when you collect your keys. Payment can be made at the Accounts Department located on level 3 of University Hospital Geelong.

Unit information

St Mary's Terrace

St Mary’s Terrace opened in 2017 and consists of 10 units, three of which are two-bedroom. These units have their own bathroom, a microwave, cooktop and stove, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, linen, adjustable air-conditioning, TV, telephone, washing machine and dryer, and Wi-Fi. 

St Mary’s Terrace is located on the corner of Bellerine and Myers streets, Geelong.

Ba-Lee Lodge

Ba-Lee Lodge consists of one two-bedroom unit and four one-bedroom units. Each of these units has their own ensuite and share a laundry. In each unit, the kitchen has a two-burner cook-top, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, bar fridge, TV, telephone, reverse cycle air-conditioner/heater, and linen. 

Ba-Lee Lodge is located at 33 Swanston Street, Geelong

For more information, please contact the Oncology Accounts Department on phone (03) 4215 2727