Gummun Place Hostel


Gummun Place Hostel is located in the picturesque town of Merriwa on the Golden Highway between Newcastle and Dubbo. 

The Facility

  • It is an aged care facility with an approved bed allocation of 16 beds
  • Rooms for singles and couples. All rooms are private with ensuites
  • Two sittings rooms with tea and coffee making facilities
  • Meals cooked and served daily
  • Air conditioned
  • Expansive gardens with barbecue facilities
  • Outings and activities to participate in at resident’s discretion

Approved Provider

Upper Hunter Shire Council is the approved provider and Trustee of the facility. Council administers all of the facilities financial operations and employs all of the staff.

Council gives a written guarantee in regard to the refunding of any Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD’s). Council holds all deposits in cash equivalent investments.



Where residents are required to make entry payments, they can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment or a combination of both.

A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly.  A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

Refundable Accommodation Deposit for residents entering the facility between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 is $220,000. There is only one classification for rooms.