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20 Wharf Road
New South Wales

Estia Foundation of Australia

ESTIA provides 24 hour respite and group-home supported accommodation services for young Australian adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.
The respite homes are located at Gladesville and Roselands, and the group home "Lixouri House" is at North Ryde. The services are available to people of all nationalities and denominations who reside in Sydney, pending an interview and assessment process. Each home has the capacity to cater for five clients and a sixth bed is available for crisis situations. Full-time cooks prepare meals for our clients, and support staff are on duty around the clock to provide assistance in all essential living skills. Estia's respite homes service 150 families per year.
Estia's first group home "Lixouri House" has four young adults who reside permanently in a happy family environment. This service arose out of the need for ageing parents to feel confident that their child will be well cared for on a permanent basis. Accessing this group home service is subject to an intake process dependent upon the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care. ADHC implement a Policy to allocate people requiring support into permanent group homes.
Regardless of whether service users are accessing Estia's respite facilities or group home, there are many activities they can participate in, such as therapeutic programs, arts and craft, music appreciation, sensory therapy and hydrotherapy. Our service users also enjoy community access to many venues and attractions across Sydney too.
Estia is partly funded by the State Government of NSW. In its 15 years of operation, Estia has been recognised and acknowledged by Government departments, peer organisations and families in the community for its high standard of care and facilities. To enable Estia to continue this high standard of service, it relies heavily on fundraising and donations.

Phone: 02 9816 1859


  • Assessment and case management
  • Community access/Social participation
  • Community transport
  • Domestic services
  • In-home personal care
  • Meals and food services
  • Respite and support
  • Skills development

  • High and low support

  • Administration
  • Community Care Worker
  • Coordinator
  • Employment Development Officer
  • Social Educator
  • Training and Development Coordinator