Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

SDA Registered: YES Building Class: Existing Building Building Type: Larger dwelling Design Category: Fully Accessible


Number of Bedrooms for Rent: 1 Total Number of Bedrooms: 6 Number of Bathrooms: 2


Wheelchair accessible Close to busClose to trainClose to shopsClose to park


Other Tenants: 5 Age of tenants: 22 - 59 Gender of tenants: There are currently female residents. Age of applicants: Open to Adults


Disability Support: YES (Other) Support Provider: Aruma

This house currently offers staff support seven days a week. The house is staffed overnight and is a sleepover model.
Staff support is provided by Aruma.


Where is this house?

  • The house is located in the tree-lined suburb of Thomastown in Melbourne's North.
  • The property is close to Thomastown train station, local shops (on High Street) and the recreation and aquatic centre. 
  • The local bus stop is a six minute walk away. 

 About this property

  • The house comprises six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry.
  • The spacious open plan kitchen leads to a meals and living area. 
  • A separate lounge room is currently set up as a sensory room. 
  • The rear of the house provides a pleasant outdoor space for relaxation. 


  • The house is wheelchair accessible, however there is currently no capacity for an overhead hoist.
  • The SDA design category for this property is Fully Accessible.  


  • Support services are delivered by Aruma.
  • The house offers support seven days a week with a sleepover support model at night.

About the vacant room 

  • The vacant room has a large window and measures approximately three by three metres. 
  • The room has built in robes  with shelving.

Who lives in this house?

  • The current residents are all female between 22 and 59 y
  • The current residents prefer a structured routine and enjoy activities at the house including drawing, watching TV and listening to music. They also enjoy drives to the country, going for a picnic and dining out. 

Things the applicant needs to know

  • You must be must be 18 years old or over.
  • This is an enrolled Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) property. Therefore, the applicant would need to be eligible for the appropriate SDA level of funding in the applicant's NDIS plan.
  • The applicant will need to be able to pay rent and utilities.
  • The applicant or their important person will need to establish a Residential Agreement.
  • The  SDA building type for this house is Group Home.
  • The  SDA design category for this house is Fully Accessible.

Further information

  • Please contact the North Division Vacancy Coordination Team on northvct@dhhs.vic.gov.au if you would like more information on this property.