What the service does
ACAS is a multi-disciplinary team who assist older people and their carers to identify what kind of care will best meet their needs when they are no longer able to manage at home without assistance.
ACAS provides a comprehensive assessment of care needs and information on suitable care options including community care services, community aged care packages or residential aged care services.
They help to arrange access or referral to the appropriate care needs.
Bendigo ACAS provides services for the Loddon Mallee region, except the Mildura area.
Service clinical staff
Includes geriatricians, nurses, and allied health staff.
ACAS office contact
Referral centre office hours
8:45 am – 5:00 pm, Mon to Fri
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
(referral screening clinician)
Bendigo Health Referral Centre accepts referrals from inpatient services, hospital outpatient and ambulatory services, general practitioners, allied health and self referrals.
The preferred referral method is via the SCTT form, although Medical Director summary templates from GPs are accepted.
Basic demographic information is required including full name, date of birth, contact details including address and telephone number, gender, GP details, consultant details if applicable and the medical condition/reason for referral.
Referrals may be sent via post to:
Bendigo Health Referral Centre
PO Box 126
Phone: 5454 7059 or
1300 733 581 toll free
Fax: 5454 7099 or
1300 733 589 toll free
Approximate wait time for referred patients
Referrals are prioritised depending on the circumstances of the individual.
Home Assessment and Rehabilitation Team, Anne Caudle Centre campus, click here for map (reference C7).
Outreach offices are situated at Echuca, Maryborough, and Swan Hill.
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