In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)


Clare Holland House provides palliative care including pain and symptom control, respite and end of life care.

About this service

Clare Holland House is located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. It is the location for Specialist Palliative Care Services in the ACT for which all patients must have a referral.

Our palliative care services are tailored to each patient and are delivered by our team of Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Social Workers and Pastoral Care professionals. We focus on supporting patients and families who are dealing with a life limiting illness. Our goal is to help patients achieve dignity, comfort and maximise the quality of life as they progress into end of life. This service cares for all age groups.

Who we care for

We care for people from the ACT and surrounding region of all ages.

How to access this service

You need a referral for Clare Holland House. Referrers, please see information below.

What to expect

Our Hospice is a 27 bed facility. Patients are admitted for pain and symptom control, respite and end of life care. Patients access the inpatient services at Clare Holland House with a referral from a General Practitioner, a Medical Specialist, or Medical Officers in a public or private hospital.

Visitation arrangements will be discussed with the patient and their family or carers during their admission to Clare Holland House. The current preference is for visitation to be limited to two visitors per patient per day, with them not being with the patient at the same time. Our care team understand the importance of visitation to support and comfort patients and will strive to accommodate your preferred visitor arrangements.


We have frequently asked questions and helpful information about Palliative care and Clare Holland House.

Where we’re located

Our address is 5 Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600.

We have directions to Clare Holland House.

Information for referrers

Please see Community HealthPathways for detailed referral criteria and information

You can download the referral form and email it to:

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact us

Switchboard Canberra Hospital
(02) 5124 0000

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000

Switchboard North Canberra Hospital
(02) 6201 6111

International callers
+61 (2) 6201 6111

Switchboard other hospitals and services
(02) 5124 0000

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week