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Kidney Transplant House Program

Our Kidney Transplant Houses are designed to help people in rural areas who live far away from treating hospitals. See if you’re eligible for free accommodation.

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Thanks to the incredible support of our donors, Kidney Health Australia is able to provide free accommodation in South Australia, Western Australia, and Victoria to patients from rural and regional areas undergoing a kidney transplant.

Ultimately, we want to keep families together, and ease as much of the financial and emotional burden as we can during this time. Our Kidney Transplant Houses offer comfortable, quality accommodation where rural and regional patients undergoing a kidney transplant can rest and recover, with their loved ones close by.

Eligibility criteria

Our Kidney Transplant Houses in South Australia, Western Australia, and Victoria are available for free to people undergoing a kidney transplant (and their families or carers) who live more than 100km from their nearest treating hospital (conditions apply). To be eligible, patients must:

  • qualify for funding from their state transport assistance scheme
  • pay a $200 refundable bond
  • sign a lease agreement
  • stay for a minimum two-week period.

Carers and families are also able to stay, although maximum occupancy rules apply for each property. Be sure to check the specifics of your nearest Transplant House when you apply. Stays are usually for 6-8 weeks but can be extended if a medical professional approves it.

Express your interest

1. Check with your relevant state Patient Transport scheme office to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria.

South Australia

Victoria

Western Australia

2. If eligible, download and complete the EOI form for the specific state from the tiles below.

3. Once complete, send the EOI to transplanthousing@kidney.org.au

4. Upon receiving your EOI, Kidney Health Australia will access your eligibility and the availability of the house at the dates you have requested.

Please note, while we are committed to helping as many patients as we can, we may not be able to cater to all requests pending bookings.

To find out more, you can call 1800 454 363.

Our Kidney Transplant Houses