Need a holiday? Take a break with the Big Red Kidney Bus!

Michelle Kelly, Royal North Shore Hospital dialysis nurse Sue, and NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner on the Big Red Kidney Bus

Haemodialysis patient, Michelle Kelly, Royal North Shore Hospital dialysis nurse, Sue, and NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, aboard the Big Red Kidney Bus at Royal North Shore Hospital during Kidney Health Week this year.


Holiday locations and vacancies in Victoria

See all locations the Big Red Kidney Bus will be visiting over 2016 -2018 here.

 

Big Red Kidney Bus booking form 

Admission criteria

See admission criteria here. Monash Health provides clinical and medical aspects of haemodialysis and confirms bookings. Please note admission criteria must be met.

Information for your holiday dialysis

Check for things to arrange prior to your holiday, and see our checklist of things to bring with you on the Bus, on our Information for your Holiday Dialysis document here.

Big Red Kidney Bus  postcard

See how the Big Red Kidney Bus works on the back of our Big Red Kidney Bus postcard here.

Big Red Kidney Bus newsletter

With the help of the NSW Health Minister, the Big Red Kidney Bus is coming to NSW soon! Read about this and more in the latest Big Red Kidney Bus newsletter here.

About the Big Red Kidney Bus 

  • Open to all Australians on haemodialysis in hospital, satellite unit or on home haemodialysis.

  • Located for 6 weeks in caravan parks at popular Victorian holiday destinations - the Grampians, Mildura, Bright, Albury-Wodonga, Yarrawonga and Melbourne.

  • All you have to do is arrange your own holiday accommodation and get there.

  • Kidney Health Australia owns the Bus and manages the bookings online, via email or phone.

  • There are 3 dialysis chairs for 12 people each week, staffed by a highly experienced dialysis nurse and renal technician.

  • Read the Big Red Kidney Bus newsletters to find out about holidaymaker's experiences.

Enquiries: Please phone 1800 454 363 or email bigredkidneybus@kidney.org.au.

2016 to 2018 Big Red Kidney Bus Victorian holiday locations

HOLIDAY  DESTINATION

LOCATION

BOOKINGS CLOSE

VACANCIES

Halls Gap, the Grampians      
5 September
– 29 October 2016

BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort
2372 Grampians Road
Halls Gap VIC
1800 810 781  |  03 5356 4215
stay@parkgateresort.com.au
www.parkgateresort.com.au

21 August 2016

Bookings closed

 

Anglesea 
7 November
– 26 November

Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park
35 Cameron Road
Anglesea VIC 3230
1800 040 455 |  03 5263 1583
info@angleseabeachfront.com.au
www.angleseabeachfront.com.au

23 October 2016

See vacancies here

Melbourne 
9 January
– 28 January 2017

Royal Botanic Gardens
Birdwood Ave
Melbourne VIC 3000
Accommodation available on St Kilda Road Melbourne, in South Yarra, St Kilda Beach and City of Melbourne. 
For example: Seasons Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Serviced Apartments
348 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9685 3000   
reservations.sbg@sahg.com.au
www.sahg.com.au/seasons-botanic-gardens-melbourne

18 December 2016

See vacancies here

Lakes Entrance 
6 February
– 25 March 2017

BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village
55 Roadknight Street
Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
1800 039 006  |  03 5155 1343
info@whiters.com.au
www.whiters.com.au

22 January 2017

See vacancies here

Bright
3 April
– 13 May 2017

BIG4 Bright Holiday Park
1-11 Mountbatten Ave
Bright VIC  3741
1800 033 188  |  03 5755 1064
info@big4Bright.com.au
www.big4bright.com.au

19 March 2017

See vacancies here

Yarrawonga 
22 May
– 1 July 2017

Yarrawonga Holiday Park
Burley Road
Yarrawonga VIC 3730
03 5744 3420
info@yarrawongaholidaypark.com.au
www.yarrawongaholidaypark.com.au

7 May 2017

See vacancies here

Mildura
10 July
– 19 August 2017

BIG4 Mildura Getaway Holiday Park
472-468 Deakin Ave
Mildura VIC 3500
1800 060 705  |  03 5023 0486
stay@milduragetaway.com.au
www.milduragetaway.com.au

25 June 2017

See vacancies here

Echuca
28 August
– 7 October 2017

Echuca Holiday Park
52 Crofton Street,
Echuca VIC 3564
1800 555 640  |  03 5482 2157
info@echucaholiday.com.au
echucacaravanpark.com.au

13 August 2017

See vacancies here

Halls Gap, the Grampians
16 October
– 22 November 2017

BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort
2372 Grampians Road,
Halls Gap VIC 3381
1800 810 781  |  03 5356 4215
stay@parkgateresort.com.au
www.parkgateresort.com.au

1 October 2017

See vacancies here

Warrnambool
29 November
– 21 December 2017

BIG4 Hopkins River Holiday Park
125 Jubilee Park Road
Warrnambool VIC 3280
1300 718 030 | 03 5565 1327
stay@hopkinsriver.com.au
www.hopkinsriver.com.au

15 November 2017

See vacancies here

Melbourne
8 January
– 3 February 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC
Accommodation available on St Kilda Road Melbourne, South Yarra, St Kilda Beach and in the City of Melbourne. 
For example: Seasons Botanic Gardens, Melbourne - Serviced Apartments
348 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9685 3000 
reservations.sbg@sahg.com.au
www.sahg.com.au/seasons-botanic-gardens-melbourne

19 December 2017

See vacancies here

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