We have been notified by NSW Health that all Residential Care Services in Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) must exclude visitors until further notice. This includes McCauley Lodge. Read more here.

Fresh Hope Care McCauley Lodge at Thirroul is residential care in an intimate, relaxed community, at a quaint seaside village on the picturesque south coast.


Phone: (02) 4250 1900
Email: hello@freshhopecare.org.au
10 Tasman Parade, Thirroul NSW 2515

Nestled on the picturesque south coast at Thirroul, Fresh Hope Care’s McCauley Lodge is an intimate, relaxed community within a quaint seaside village. Residents share the joys of friendship, respect and caring that this boutique community brings. Fresh Hope Care has a fresh approach to aged care.



Positioned in a quiet cul de sac close to the beach and town centre, McCauley Lodge is also just off the M1 motorway and nearby to the rail link at Thirroul station. In keeping with the lifestyle of the Illawarra, our landscaped gardens and level terraces provide residents with easy access to the outdoor living, and the beachfront.


McCauley Lodge offers 34 places for people requiring residential aged care support, in single rooms, many of which have private ensuites. Many rooms also have ocean, escarpment or garden views and the large windows in all our rooms provide an abundance of natural light. Fresh Hope Care operates a nearby retirement living service.


McCauley Lodge caters for people with low level and intermediate level care needs. We provide a great sense of community and belonging, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Healthy meals that are cooked onsite, laundry, housekeeping and personal care services are just some of the benefits we provide. The trained, caring staff ensure that our homely environments are friendly, safe and fun, with a diverse activities program offering something for everyone. Some of the services offered at McCauley Lodge include:

  • Chaplaincy support
  • Church services
  • Hairdresser
  • Healthcare professionals visiting regularly
  • Library services
  • Planned social and recreational activities including bingo, bowls, BBQs, shopping trips, club outings and scenic drives.

Our respect of different interests, customs, beliefs and backgrounds for all residents, means everybody is welcome.

McCauley Lodge has been accredited by the Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. Management is in accordance with State and Federal Governments legislations and regulations and the service is subject to inspections by their relevant departments.