Cancer Council WA accommodation in Perth


From Saturday 5 February onwards, all clients and visitors to Cancer Council WA sites will be required to be fully vaccinated, including both doses and required boosters of a COVID-19 vaccine, with proof of vaccination required upon entry. This includes entry to our Cancer Council WA Shop and our offices state-wide.

We are deeply committed to keeping our people, clients, and communities as safe as possible and recognise that in the current environment, a full COVID-19 vaccination status is an essential element of our overall COVID-19 response planning.

Accepted forms of proof of vaccination are:

  • A COVID-19 digital certificate from the ServiceWA App
  • A COVID-19 digital certificate from the Express Plus Medicare App
  • A COVID-19 digital certificate from myGov, in app or stored in an iPhone wallet
  • A digital or printed immunisation history statement
  • A printed copy of your certificate from the myGov (accompanied by a form of identification)

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our community! For more information, please read our proof of vaccination for visitors to Cancer Council WA sites article or visit the WA Government website.


What accommodation does Cancer Council WA offer?

Our two self-catering accommodation lodges in Perth offer a home-away-from-home for regional cancer patients and their carers. In the 2019/20 financial year 4,891 cancer patients and carers stayed with us at one of our lodges while they accessed treatments and appointments in the metro area.

The video below explains a little more about the services and support available at Milroy Lodge:

  • Crawford Lodge is situated in Monash Avenue, Nedlands. It comprises 6 single units, 49 twin units and 4 family units. Priority is given to patients who need to have a carer with them during the course of their treatment.
  • Milroy Lodge is situated in Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park. It comprises 24 single units, 3 double units and 2 twin units. Priority is given to patients who are staying alone, however a carer can be accommodated for short periods of stay if required.
  • Both facilities offer free transport to hospital appointments and for shopping.
  • Guests must be able to either look after themselves or be accompanied by a carer, as neither facility provides personal or nursing care.
  • Both facilities are strictly smoke-free.

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What costs are involved?

Rates per night :

  • Cancer Patient (1st person) $100
  • Carer (2nd person) $15
  • Carer whilst patient hospitalised $100
  • Extra person 16 + in family unit $37.50
  • Children 12 - 15 $5
  • Children under 12 Free

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What financial assistance is available?

If you need to come to Perth for cancer treatment and live 100kms or more from the city, or in Northam or York, you may be eligible through the government's Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) for assistance towards the cost of your travel and accommodation.

Application for this assistance must be made in advance via the PATS Clerk at your local hospital or through your treating doctor, prior to commencing your journey.

If you are eligible for PATS cover, you may not have to incur any costs other than personal telephone charges to stay at a Cancer Council WA lodge, as the Cancer Council will invoice PATS direct for the cost of your accommodation.

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Crawford Lodge

Crawford Lodge is a two-storey building, set in beautiful landscaped gardens within the grounds of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. There is a lift to the second storey.

Milroy Lodge  

Milroy Lodge is a single-storey building situated within easy walking distance of local transport and surrounded by tranquil, natural bushland. 

Both Lodges offer comfortable motel-style accommodation with:

• Ensuite bathroom
• Refrigerator
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Telephone, television and reverse cycle air-conditioning
• Patio/balcony
• Disabled access

On-site support and services include:

• Free transport to hospital appointments and for shopping
• Communal kitchen/dining and recreational areas
• Continental breakfast supplies
• Frozen microwavable meals available to purchase
• Barbecues
• Kiosk
• Community garden
• Gymnasium
• Weekly access to exercise physiologist
• Theatre room
• Library with internet access
• WiFi & Skype facilities
• iPads for loan
• Free laundry facilities
• Weekly room service (towels and linen provided)
• Weekly social functions
• Cancer Council WA Wig Service (Milroy Lodge only)
• 24hour on-call assistance in case of an emergency


Our Cancer Council WA Cancer Support Coordinator is available at the Lodges to provide support to those newly diagnosed and/or undergoing treatment for cancer, their families and/or carers through the provision of social, emotional and practical support.

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How do I make a reservation?

Crawford Lodge

Tel: (08) 9489 7333
Fax: (08) 9489 7314
Address: 55 Monash Avenue Nedlands WA 6009

Milroy Lodge

Tel: (08) 9382 9333
Fax: (08) 9382 9330
Address: 15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park WA 6008

Office hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 8am to 12 noon

Sunday / Public holidays: 12 noon to 4pm

Rooms will be available from 1pm. Guests are asked to check-in during reception hours unless transport arrival times prevent this. Check out time is 11am.

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Is there more information about living in the country with cancer?

Go to our Regional WA services page for further information.

Did you know you can "Adopt a Room" at one of our Lodges?

Adopt a Room

The Adopt a Room program allows members of the public to help provide a home away from home and vital support for country families during cancer treatment by adopting a room at the Crawford or Milroy Lodge for a year.

To find out more information about our Adopt a Room program, please contact Gabrielle Nind on 08 9212 4331 or download our Adopt a Room brochure (pdf, 1.6mb).