FAQ 2020-03-24T12:39:34+11:00

Southern Cross Care (SA. NT & VIC) Inc (“Southern Cross Care”) own and manage the site. Southern Cross Care is a charitable, non-profit organisation.

The Clubhouse is available for use by residents and family and friends are welcome to spend time with residents in the Clubhouse facilities and Café as their guests.

Pets are welcome at The Mornington subject to their owner complying with the Pet Policy.

Owners must take responsibility for the control of their pet and show consideration for other residents when exercising them in common areas.

Visitors are most welcome at The Mornington however residents must ensure that their visitors abide by The Mornington regulations in regards to parking, staying and common areas.

The Seabird Restaurant

Our Seabird Restaurant is open to residents wanting to book a table if they would like to come in for a meal.

Residents can also purchase meals as a takeaway. Takeaway menus are available at the Seabird Restaurant.

If you’re celebrating an event that you would like to have catered by the Seabird Restaurant staff, please speak with the Catering Manager.

You can also book a space to celebrate in the Clubhouse by speaking with our Reception Staff.

Clubhouse Barista Café

Enjoy a barista made coffee or freshly brewed tea along with a varied selection of light refreshments at the Café located in the Clubhouse. Open Monday to Saturday  from 10am until 2pm.

Monthly Dinners

The Residents Social Committee also holds a monthly dinner which is very popular and is advertised widely for residents to attend. These are catered for by our Seabird Restaurant staff and are of the highest quality.

The Mornington Village Bus

The Mornington Bus operates every weekday for trips to Mornington.The bus departs from the Clubhouse at 10am Monday to Friday and returns at 11.30am on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and returns at 12noon on Wednesday and Friday

The Mornington Courtesy Car

Subject to staff availability, The Mornington provides a transport service for residents who might need to be driven to an appointment, which can be booked at Reception. There is a fee to use this service.

A maintenance fee is charged and designed to simplify household budgeting.  Additionally, it also funds the ongoing operation of the facilities and services provided at The Mornington as detailed in your residence agreement.

The fee is levied to meet the cost of:

  • Emergency call system
  • Insurance (excluding contents) of building, common areas, plant and equipment
  • Public lighting
  • Repairs, painting and maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment and common areas
  • Use and maintenance of communal Wellness Centre facilities
  • Administration costs – wages for manager, administration, cleaning, gardening and maintenance staff
  • Cleaning of common areas, rubbish removal

Other costs which are the resident’s responsibility, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Council rates, water rates and usage
  • Utility connections and usage
  • Telephone and internet connection and usage
  • Personal contents and public liability insurance for inside your home above the value of $39,900.00

Serviced Apartments – In addition to the Independent Living Unit inclusions, the fee is levied to meet the cost of:

  • 3 meals per day, plus morning & afternoon tea
  • Weekly cleaning of the apartment
  • Weekly provision of clean linen and bath towels
  • Electricity, water, council rates

Other costs which are the resident’s responsibility, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Telephone and internet connection and usage
  • Personal contents and public liability insurance for inside your home above the value of $39,900.00

Yes. However, in each unit there must be at least one retired person. This means that at least one resident in each unit must have attained 55 years of age and be retired from full-time employment.

Our retirement properties are designed for retirees or those over 55 years that are able to live independently. Living at one of our sites enables residents to enjoy all the normal aspects of living in their own home, but without many of the burdens of home and garden maintenance that are required at a standard residential property. Southern Cross Care is committed to providing a place for all residents to live a connected, relaxing and enjoyable life after retirement.

Residents pay a premium to Southern Cross Care. This premium is paid as follows: First, a reservation fee of $1,000 is paid to Southern Cross Care when application for a villa is made. The balance of the premium is paid on the date specified for settlement.

The amount of the premium varies depending on the villa size, number of bedrooms, floor plan style, location, aspect, flooring type, etc. Each architecturally designed villa has been styled by an interior designer and comes complete with extensive, high-quality fixtures and fittings, including Westinghouse kitchen appliances. Detailed specifications are available.

The Mornington does have limited space for caravans & boat storage. Subject to availability and management discretion, there is currently no extra charge for this.