The Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) provides nursing care for people living at home. Services are available for everybody, regardless of their circumstance. In addition to nursing, RDNS home care services provide domestic help for those who need support to live in their own home.

Services provided

  • Dementia care
  • Ongoing support for people living with diabetes or HIV
  • Home care packages
  • Services for veterans
  • Services for people experiencing homelessness
  • Workplace healthcare service


Appointments may be made directly without a doctor’s referral.

How to access

Call 1300 334 455.

Visit the RDNS online referral system.


24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


RDNS service fees are not covered by Medicare. Services are available on a fee-for-service basis. There is no cost to veterans, war widows or widowers who are eligible under the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Community Nursing Program.