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In 1988 the community of Bingara recognised the need to provide a service to take care of it's elderly community members.  Following a community meeting a voluntary board was elected to form the first "Bingara Hostel Committee" who began the process of planning the development of what would become Touriandi Lodge.  

The first Residents arrived at Touriandi in December 1992, with the official opening taking place on Australia Day 1993.

Today our Board of voluntary members oversee our facility ensuring that the Vision, Mission and Philosophy statements are met, and exceptional care is provided to our Residents.

Touriandi Lodge has two wings the Jacaranda Wing which is for Residents who are able to maintain a level of independence with assistance from our staff, and the Willow wing which s a specific secured area for Residents with conditions such as dementia.  Touriandi endorses the ‘ageing in place’ philosophy and provides the level of care required for each specific resident. 

Our meals are prepared on site, to ensure that our Residents are able to enjoy a home like atmosphere with home cooked meals.  Everything is prepared in our purpose built kitchen under strict food safety regulations and compliances.  Our menu is designed to meet the dietary requirement of each resident as this is paramount to their general health & well being.

Each resident has an individualized activity program to ensure their recreational and leisure are met in line with their interests and goals.  We encourage Residents to continue with current interests and partake in new activities, and to advise us of anything that they may like to see added to the lifestyle program.

The facility is run by our Facility Manager, Darralyn Cleary, who is responsible for the day to day operations of the facility, assisted by our Care Manager, Christal, who ensure all residents care and clinical needs are attended to.  Together with our dedicated staff we strive to provide the best care possible while maintaining a home like environment for visitors and Residents alike.

Touriandi endorses the Vocational Traineeship Program and works with the local schools to provide Traineeships and work experience placements.  This assists us in ensuring that we have qualified and experienced staff to provide care for our Residents.


Touriandi is a Not-For-Profit organisation, and while Government Funded, often rely on community donations to assist us in maintaining the level of services offered by our facility. All donations are greatly appreciated to support the provision of high quality aged care and community services, programs and facilities to our residents and clients.


You can donate directly to Touriandi through electronic fund transfer

BSB: 082-454

Account Number: 65 482 3153

Name: Touriandi Limited

Bank: NAB


Touriandi is accredited through the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and operates under the Aged Care Quality Standards.

These standards can be viewed at the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Website, or by clicking on the button below:



Our Vision is to meet the need for quality residential care and services for the aged and frail members of the community whilst maintaining a sound financial position


Our Mission is to recognize and meet the expanding needs of the community with regard to the required levels of care for the elderly.  Our Mission is to provide services that meet different levels of care needed to support the ongoing development of these services. Our aim is to provide quality residential care in a home-like environment together with supplying services for the aged and frail in the wider regional community in alliance with existing services.  The care provided is to be flexible and responsive to each individual person.  The care should preserve independence and enhance a lifestyle amenable to each resident in an atmosphere which acknowledges their needs.  The care should be holistic, embracing physical, emotional, cultural and / or spiritual


  •  Those who live in Touriandi Lodge shall be referred to as “residents”.

  • A safe, comfortable and homely environment is provided for residents.

  • Residents shall be encouraged to make decisions and enjoy a full and meaningful life.

  • Residents shall have the right to choose the activities in which they will participate.

  • Residents are paramount and entitles to a Duty of Care

  • Residents shall be addressed by their preferred title

  • Residents shall be encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves

  • Residents shall be given the opportunity to attend functions and church services in the community

  •  Staff shall demonstrate a professional attitude and genuine concern for residents

  • Confidentiality should be maintained at all times 

  • Staff shall respect resident’s privacy and dignity.

  • Staff shall respect the spiritual and cultural beliefs of the residents.

  • Staff shall have a safe working environment and access to training and education resources

  • We develop and maintain a close relationship between Touriandi and the wider community

  • We will meet or exceed legislative requirements and industry standards

  • We will have sound financial management

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