Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem), Queensland

A thriving community close to the heart of Cairns.

A beautiful new home set amid luxurious gardens, Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem) is situated just minutes from tropical forests and the vibrant heart of Cairns.

With gorgeous, sun-soaked grounds and a welcoming community of friendly and independent residents, Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem) is a warm home environment in every sense.

With a dedicated team of lifestyle assistants planning activities with residents, every day is different. Volunteers and entertainers visit regularly to participate in arts and crafts sessions, inter-generational programs, performances and more.

Alternatively, relax with friends over a cuppa at our very own café. Our on-site physiotherapist and other visiting health professionals offer convenient care, while services at our chapel are popular for spiritual nourishment.

Visiting hours may have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please call the home for details.

Contact Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem) today

Phone: (07) 4046 1900
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Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem)
257 Gatton St
Westcourt QLD 4870

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Available Services

Speech pathology

Our home offers speech pathology services to assess, diagnose and treat communication or swallowing disorders. Our local allied health therapists can provide speech pathology services in-home as you require, or as part of a high-care plan. If you’re generally well and would like speech pathology, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.

Respite care

We can provide support to your family and other primary carers who need additional assistance, or who simply need a break and time to themselves. Our home offers respite care in the form of short-term accommodation for your family members or primary carers.

Religious services

Chaplains visit our home, and are available on-call for pastoral ministry and specific religious rituals. We can also arrange pastoral care from a religious representative from your own faith for your convenience.


Podiatry services are available for medical conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg. Our local allied health therapists can provide podiatry in the home as part of a high care plan. If you’re generally well and would like these services, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.


Physiotherapists help people move more easily and improve their physical ability. You may undertake physiotherapy as part of a high-care plan or rehabilitation program. If you’re generally well and would like access to physiotherapy services, or if you have higher needs and require extra support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.

Pastoral care

Pastoral Care Associates can offer you and your loved ones spiritual and emotional support. We can also coordinate prayer groups or church services, including regular Mass, sacramental care and denominational services.

Palliative care

For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.


Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.

Leisure and lifestyle activities

Wherever possible, our lifestyle therapy team supports you to pursue your interests and actively participate in life. We invite you to enjoy a range of social, cultural and physical activities and to suggest any we do not currently offer. Please note, some activities may incur a charge.

Hair and beauty salon

A hairdresser regularly visits our salon to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Eye health and ophthalmology

Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions or disorders.


Audiology involves treatments to improve communication and participation for people with hearing loss, to promote a fuller and more enjoyable life. It can also help with conditions affecting balance.

Allied health

Allied health describes the range of health professionals involved in your care who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health includes services such as podiatry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and dietary advice.

Ageing in place

Our homes offer you the security and comfort of ‘ageing in place’. Regardless of your care needs now, or how they may develop in the future, you can continue to live at our home and access the care you need while maintaining your quality of life.

Café on site

Our home includes an on-site café and kiosk with a fresh food and hot or cold drink menu for you and your guests to enjoy.


This is a great place to live out your later years. I enjoy a daily walk to the café. It's always good to meet up with friends and enjoy a cuppa.


Aged Care Accommodation

Our modern, spacious home offers 86 bright and comfortable single rooms with ensuites for privacy and convenience.

Your treasures and furniture may also be accommodated to personalise your space. Rooms come comfortably appointed with a bedside table, fitted wardrobe and bedside chair, while electric beds and a 24/7 nurse call system are standard features for comfort and assurance.

Our home is well lit, with the warm natural light of Cairns beaming down upon our home and gardens. Upper floor rooms feature a garden or mountain view, depending on their location.

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Type Room Bathroom Size Features
Classic Single Private 20m²
Grande Single Private 20m² Views in some rooms
Deluxe Single Private 22.9m² Views
Deluxe+ Single Private 22.9m² Private courtyard, views
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Our rotating menu is prepared in consultation with a dietitian, and the kitchen accommodates all special or modified dietary needs. The menu rotates and offers a choice of meals. For snacks in between major meals, you can also enjoy afternoon tea or supper in the lounge or in the comfort of your own room. Alternatively, have a cuppa at our on-site café.

  • Breakfast: hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, toast and spaghetti, cereal with fruit juice.
  • Lunch: chicken casserole with potato mash and greens, apple crumble dessert.
  • Dinner: soup of the day, seasonal salad with ham or vegetable quiche.

Aged Care Lifestyle and Community

Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem) enjoys close proximity to the local DFO Cairns shopping centre.

We are also only 10 minutes from the centre of Cairns, with the Botanic Gardens and Cairns Esplanade offering highlights in and around the CBD. For residents who prefer to relax at home, our tropical courtyard terraces provide seating and shade in an oasis of green and calm. Our on-site chapel and function room are available for residents to book for mass and other activities.

Residents enjoy a vibrant calendar of social events, with entertainers visiting for sing-a-longs, happy hour, intergenerational programs with local schools and kindergartens, craft sessions with representatives from the nearby Bunnings, and visiting pets.

In the area

  • On-site Coral Sea Café
  • Cairns Esplanade: 4.4 km
  • DFO Cairns: 750 m
  • Cairns Aquarium: 5 km
  • Cairns Art Gallery: 4.4 km


We have a minibus to take residents to and from outings.

Directions and parking

Westcourt is 10 minutes away from Cairns CBD. There is a large on-site car park with plenty of disability parking available.

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What next

Moving into an aged care home can be a challenging and emotional time for you and your loved ones. We’re here to help.

There are some steps you can complete at any point — even before you’ve decided on your home — to make things easier.

Find out more about moving into aged care

Get prepared

There are things you can do right now – including assembling documents and completing forms – to make your move smooth and easy. Many of these things are useful even if you don’t end up moving into aged care.

Learn more about getting prepared for transition to an aged care home

Confirm the details of your finances

By confirming the details of your finances through completing certain forms and choosing your specific room, you can ensure you pay the correct costs and receive the right care from the moment you move in.

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Apply for your chosen home

Arrange a meeting with a local representative of your chosen home to ensure you understand everything and receive the right help in applying for your move.

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Understanding the costs

Once you’ve chosen your home, it’s natural to start thinking about the costs involved.

How much will I have to pay? What is covered? Are there flexible payment options? Find the answers to your questions and get familiar with the costs.

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Ask about life at Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem)

If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem) the process of preparing for a move, or anything else, please get in touch and let us know. We’ll find the answers and be in contact with you shortly.

    Contact Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem) today

    Phone: (07) 4046 1900

    Mercy Place Cairns (Bethlehem)
    257 Gatton St
    Westcourt QLD 4870

    Get directions

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    Last reviewed January 1, 2018.