Vizard House

Subsidised accommodation

for people supporting hospital patients

Welcome to the Vizard House website. Vizard House in East Melbourne has been providing subsidised, caring accommodation to people supporting hospital patients for over 20 years. These pages provide information about the house and staying in the local area.


Vizard House

Vizard House is an inner suburban “home away from home”, providing temporary subsidised residential accommodation for family and friends visiting patients at city or inner suburban Melbourne hospitals, at a time of financial need and emotional stress.

Recognising a public need, the Vizard Foundation purchased Vizard House in 1992 and donated use of the facility to provide temporary subsidised residential accommodation for more than four thousand people each year. Since it was established, Vizard House has provided more than 125,000 room nights to people who need to be close to their loved ones whilst they are receiving treatment.

The pair of historic homes were built in 1906 and overlook the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. In 2015 a significant renovation and refurbishment of Vizard House was completed to ensure a high quality of accommodation in all 15 of the guest bedrooms. Day to day management of Vizard House is the responsibility of the Vizard Foundation.


The House provides subsidised accommodation designed for simple comfort and relaxation. The emphasis

is on providing a friendly, caring environment and making visitors feel

at home, despite them often being

in difficult financial and personal circumstances.

All guests are accommodated in their own individual room. Family rooms are also available. Guests have access to amenities including: wi-fi, a large communal living room, a laundry, an outdoor pergola and barbecue area,

and a fully equipped kitchen.


Vizard House is situated at 68 and 70 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne,

in two historic terrace houses

overlooking the beautiful

Fitzroy Gardens. 

Rail, bus and tram services are all

within easy walking distance.

Those travelling 100kms or more could also be eligible for the

VPTAS rebate that subsidises travel and accommodation. (Please check the VPTAS eligibility criteria)

Reservations at Vizard House are available by referral from the doctors, social workers or welfare workers at the hospital the patient is attending. Please note that Vizard House does not have the capacity to provide accommodation for hospital patients themselves, only their carers.


© Vizard Foundation 2019

68-70 Clarendon Street,

East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002

Manager: Monica Dixon
Call: (03) 9419 8628

E-mail: reservations@vizardhouse.com.au



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