About UsBanksia Palliative Care Service Inc.
Banksia Palliative Care Service (Banksia) Banksia is a not-for-profit organisation and the sole Victorian State Government funded community palliative care service for the 3 local government areas of Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea.
Our services are provided at no cost to our clients and their carers.
For more than 30 years Banksia has provided free home based palliative care for children and adults living with a progressive terminal illness, supporting them in their homes and decreasing their need for hospital visits.
We define palliative care as client and family centred care, which is equitable, holistic, dynamic and inclusive, and enables people with a life-limiting illness to live their best life.
While we offer compassionate care for our clients, we also offer support for families and carers. This includes support groups, walking groups, counselling, bereavement support and more.
Our service area
We provide services at no cost to an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometres in a high population growth corridor in Melbourne, with a diverse community of approximately 420,000 people. These include the 3 local government areas – Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Anyone in these areas with a life limiting illness has access to our services.
City of Banyule
|Ivanhoe East||Lower Plenty|
|Arthurs Creek||Bend of Islands|
|Diamond Creek||Doreen (part of)|
|Kinglake West||North Warrandyte|
|St Andrews||Panton Hill|
|Christmas Hill||Cottles Bridge|
|Kangaroo Ground||Kinglake (part)|
|Bundoora||Doreen (part of)||Epping||Epping North|
|Lalor||Mernda||Mill Park||South Morang|
|Thomastown||Whittlesea Township||Beveridge (part)||Donnybrook|
|Eden Park||Humevale||Kinglake West||Wollert|
|Woodstock||Yan Yean (part)|