The first facility in Sydney dedicated to serving the needs of elderly from Muslim and culturally diverse background commenced its first intake from Monday 2 July 2018.

Gallipoli Home is an upmarket 102-bed residential complex located next to the iconic Gallipoli Mosque on 11 Gelibolu Parade, close to Auburn train station.

The uniquely designed purpose built 3-level building incorporates state of the art facilities, alongside a beautiful aesthetic fusing of modern architecture with traditional Turkish, Arabic, Indigenous, Australian, and Islamic elements.

The first residents were welcomed to their new home on Monday 2 July 2018. The facility will aim to accommodate resident admissions during the coming year. Interested residents and their families are encouraged to come in for a tour of the facilities and discuss options with the team.

From right: Dr Abdurrahman Asaroglu with the first resident of Gallipoli Home.

The formal opening of the facility has been planned for the middle of October this year.

The Editor-in-Chief of AMUST, Zia Ahmad was given an exclusive guided tour of the complex by Dr Abdurrahman Asaroglu, The Executive Director of Gallipoli Home on Tuesday 3 July.

From Right,  Dr Abdurrahman Asaroglu, Zia Ahmad and Andi Richardson in the internal courtyard..

He also had an opportunity to meet Dr Yusuf Bulbulia, another Board Member, Ms Andi Richardson, General Manager and Mr Hasan Alca, Finance Manager.

From right: Dr Abdurrahman Asaroglu and Dr Yusuf Bulbulia in the reception area.

With regard to the funding of the facility,  Dr Asaroglu advised, “The total project cost is $33 million; $10 million from a Federal Government grant, $20 million through Shariah compliant finance and the remaining $3 million from the generous donations of the community.

The facility is comprised of three level of residential suites built around a central internal courtyard with a garden which includes a fountain. The underground level consists of a car park with 43 spaces and services including industrial-size kitchen, laundry and amenities for staff.

The residential suites are comprised of 82 single rooms with ensuites and 10 double rooms with ensuite to accommodate admission of couples. The bedrooms, amenities, communal, dining and activity area are generously proportioned.

The state of the art building has high tech facilities in terms of security, communication and quality of furniture.

Residential aged care becomes a complex issue for those Muslims who try to observe their faith and to be able to continue with a lifestyle that follows the tenets of Islam even when they become old and frail.

Previously known as Rahma Aged Care, Gallipoli Home is run by the same group of people who began this project, with the same vision to serve our elders. Rahma is our core value. It is what drives us and focuses our delivery of our commitment based on active compassion, kindness, and respect for our clients and their families from all cultural & religious backgrounds.

Mainstream aged care centres have limitations when it comes to delivering cultural, linguistic and spiritual care, particularly to residents of an Islamic background. It is for this reason that Gallipoli Home has been developed to cater to these residents.

Gallipoli Mosque and affiliated community associations based in Sydney came together to develop Gallipoli Home. Their knowledge and understanding of their communities has played an integral role in the planning of Gallipoli Home.

The well-trained staff at Gallipoli Home speak a diverse range of languages, including; Turkish, Arabic, Urdu and Hindi. The team reflects the diversity of the community that we operate in with over 50 diverse cultural communities represented.

The Directors of Gallipoli Home include:
Dr Abdurrahman Asaroglu
Dr Yusuf Bulbulia
Mrs Nihal Uckan
Dr Hassan Kadous
Mr Yucel Cifci
Mr Said Comert

For further information, please contact:

Andi Richardson
General Manager
11 Gelibolu Pde, Auburn NSW 2144
P: 02 8644 0630 M: 0428 909 221  |

E: andi.richardson@gallipolihome.org.au

Crockery, paintings and rugs imported from Turkey to give cultural familiarity to Gallipoli Home.