Wooden dining table with four chairs, linked to open plan loungeroom which leads to the back yard and outside undercover patio.
Open plan kitchen with white benchtops and green splash back.  Includes oven, microwave and stove top.
Second living space with grey carpet, three seater green lounge facing a television on a wooden cabinet.  There is a sliding door leading to outdoors.
Undercover patio with red brick walls and post, dining table and chairs, plus BBQ.
Ashwood, VIC

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) registered as design category ‘Fully Accessible’

Enjoy the best in accessible living in this spacious, sunlit 5-bedroom home. The property features generous indoor and outdoor shared spaces, including multiple living areas and an open-plan design that ensures easy movement throughout. The undercover patio, complete with a table, chairs, and a BBQ, provides a perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

This home offers shared independent living with active overnight support. We are currently looking for two tenants to join the existing mixed-gender household. It’s important that new housemates enjoy an active and social lifestyle, aligning with the current residents' preferences.

Room information

Two vacant rooms with built in wardrobes, heating and cooling.

House information

This lovely home features:

• 5 bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, cooling, and heating.

• Spacious, undercover patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ, perfect for relaxing and entertaining.

• Modern kitchen overlooking the open-plan dining and lounge room, plus a second living area.

• Two accessible bathrooms with grab rails, stepless showers, and an Arjo bath.

• Central cooling and heating throughout.

• Wide doorways internally and wide pathways externally.

• Internal laundry equipped with a washer and dryer.


Three (3) long-term, housemates, a mix of two males and one female, aged between 49 & 66 years old. The residents have strong friendships and a supportive environment.

Interests: The residents have a variety of interests, including going out in the community, socialising, cooking, reading, drawing, and being creative. They also enjoy gardening, going for walks, kicking and throwing a ball, listening to music, and attending discos. The housemates are very helpful around the house and share interests in war movies, history, and general films. They enjoy going to the pub for meals and drinks, as well as engaging with sensory items and music.

Location information

Ashwood is located approximately14 kilometres southeast of Melbourne's Central Business District, offering convenient proximity to the city. It features amenities such as Ashwood Shopping Centre and the nearby Chadstone Shopping Centre, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Residents can enjoy recreational spaces like Gardiners Creek Reserve and Ashwood Reserve.

Public transport is well-serviced, with Holmesglen and Ashburton train stations nearby and several bus routes connecting Ashwood to surrounding areas. Medical facilities include Monash Medical Centre in Clayton and Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, along with various local GP clinics.

Ashwood hosts attractions such as Holmesglen Institute of TAFE and the Gardiners Creek Trail, ideal for walking and cycling. The suburb has several community facilities like the Ashwood Community Centre, libraries, and sporting clubs.


This property is fully accessible with wheelchair access throughout the home and outdoor spaces.

Current support model

Active Overnight

All staff have current First Aid and medication training.

Regular household safety checks are conducted.

Factors to consider when applying

Life Without Barriers will conduct a screening and suitability assessment to ensure housemates are compatible.

  • You are aged 18 years or over.

  • You are eligible for, and able to secure, an appropriate level of NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding.

  • You have the financial means to pay rent and utilities and are prepared to sign (or for a representative to sign) a service and accommodation agreement.

  • SDA Design Category "Fully Accessible'.

The property is owned by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing with staff support provided by Life Without Barriers.

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