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Gordon Farm Accommodation

The Property

We are around 90 kilometres from Melbourne and about 20 minutes from Ballarat, and we are situated on a tranquil 10 acres in the charming tiny town of Gordon. We transport patrons inside the boundaries of Victoria and drop them off as needed, but designated meeting points can also be arranged.

The property features a spectacular view of a Black Hill and well-established trees that are the breeding grounds for a wide variety of avian life, Kookaburras being the most popular choice. We are only a short distance away on foot from stores, as well as a hotel and a café.

The Animals

We have a diverse collection of sociable creatures eagerly awaiting your attention. You will get the chance to gain hands-on experience by interacting with the animals, providing food for them, and learning the fundamentals of animal care.

Caring for and spending time with animals may have a wide range of positive effects, including creating a sense of closeness, warmth, and tranquility;  annihilating problems and troubles, and contributing these effects to human growth. People with impairments may also discover that working with animals improves their quality of life. It has likewise been demonstrated to lessen both the sensation of pain and the intensity of feelings of worry.


Clothing and Personal Belongings

The facility provides all meals, linens, and beds, except for personal toiletries. Guests are strongly encouraged to pack enough clothing for their stay. When possible, a worm jacket is recommended for winter stays.

Guests are responsible for bringing their toiletries, including but not limited to a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, sanitary products, shaving tools as needed, and disposable pads or continence aids when necessary.

Please ensure that the name of the guest who will be using the respite facility is written on all their belongings, including their clothing, footwear, and toiletries. This will assist our helpful and accommodating staff in ensuring that respite users take all their belongings with them when they leave.


Connectedness to Nature

Spending time in natural settings is proven to be rejuvenating and nourishing. It has been shown to lower stress levels, promote great mental and physical health, lessen feelings of worry and sadness, and improve one’s ability to be self-sufficient.

Connecting oneself through nature also helps with socialising, motor skills, engagement, involvement, and acquiring work skills, reducing anxiety. It is a location where individuals may come to forget about their anxieties and worries, be encouraged and involved in activities that they like, or assert greater control over their life with the availability of rural fresh air. Additionally, it helps enhance people’s sleeping patterns. It also broadens the options that those with intellectual disabilities may pursue. A farm-respite experience presents an opportunity for stakeholders working in the field of intellectual disability services to fulfil their commitments to person-centeredness, social and community inclusion, equality, and supporting people to achieve their personal goals and aspirations, as well as to be active, independent members of society and community.



Every client is expected to have funds that the NDIS has authorised to cover any costs of their entire respite stay.



Our visitors and participants are always welcome to voice any concerns they may have regarding the quality of the services they have received from us.

The information packet contains in-depth information about the complaint-filing process, including specifics regarding both the policy and the procedure.