Warrigal Shell Cove Spinnaker (Stage 4) apartments selling now – Click here to find out more!


Hero Image

The Warrigal Way

Here you can learn more about what we mean when we say the phrase ‘The Warrigal Way’… so take a look and see how we work to inspire a whole generation of older people to have great lives.

Home Services

Get the support you need in the comfort of your own home.

Residential Aged Care

Around-the-clock care with services tailored to your needs.

Community Villages

Live life on your terms within an engaging and vibrant community.

Get Started

Use our service finder to guide you through your next steps.

The Warrigal Way

Let’s define it.

The Warrigal Way is putting older people first in everything we do; engaging them at every level of the organisation; smashing ageist paradigms and changing mindsets about aged care and community villages; and building an intentional culture that celebrates all of this and more.

We’re an award-winning, community-owned aged care organisation serving the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Queanbeyan, and Canberra regions. Our core belief is in tailoring care and support to your individual needs, regardless of your financial situation.

Learn more

Warrigal was established in 1964 when the Shellharbour Lions Club identified the need for a provision of safe services for older people in the region. Discover more about our journey and history.

Learn more

Every older person deserves to live their best life – on their terms. Read more about the guiding principles that drive our commitment to serving older people.

Learn more
Staff members collaborating and working together.

We’re committed to demonstrating our Signature Behaviours and working in accordance with The Warrigal Way. What does this actually mean on a day-to-day basis?

Learn more

Our Founder

Norm Rowland, OAM

As President of the Shellharbour Lions Club, Norm identified a need for services between Mount Kiera in Wollongong and the Victorian border. With the support of Shellharbour Council and the local community, he spearheaded the establishment of Warrigal in 1964 on Mount Warrigal. What began as a ten-bed rest home staffed by volunteers has since evolved into 26 services, reaching over 4,000 older Australians across 15 locations in NSW and the ACT.

Listen as Norm tells his story.

Residents sharing joyful smiles in a heart-warming moment.

Wellness and Lifestyle

Live Life to the Fullest

From fitness classes to cultural festivities, holistic wellbeing to delectable culinary delights, we offer a vibrant and diverse lifestyle experience that caters to everyone. Our wellness and lifestyle programs, created in close collaboration with our customers, villagers, and residents, are thoughtfully crafted to encourage and nurture active living in older people. By focusing on social, physical, and spiritual wellbeing, we recognise and cater to distinct needs through a versatile array of services.

Program and Activities

Warrigal Social

Imagine a place where the foundation of a happy life is built on social connections and community engagement. That’s what Warrigal Social is all about. We believe that relationships within our community are the keys to happiness, providing not only a sense of security and support but also a profound sense of purpose. It’s why we’ve created the Warrigal Social group – a place where you can connect with your community and do the things you love.

Warrigal resident enjoying therapeutic gardening, nurturing plants with care.

Social Impact

Creating Positive Change

For us, “social impact” is more than just words – it’s a driving force. It represents our commitment to go beyond providing exceptional aged care services. It’s a reflection of our deep sense of purpose, always striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of older people and leave a lasting, positive mark on the world.

Inspiring Stories

Inspiring People

“Live an honest life and do the best you can –
that’s all you can do.”

Ray, 82 years | Warrigal Resident

Skip to content