Let’s get active!

Brand new for 2023!

After extremely successful trial weekends in 2022, we are excited to share the launch of our Short Term Accommodation activity weekends!

Bayley House has two specifically designed respite houses that can each accommodate five guests. Over the coming months, exciting activities will be on offer during selected stays. These activities are designed to support you to learn new social skills as you get out and about in the community and also meet new people who may be staying at the same time you are.

Our STA activity weekends provide the perfect opportunity for you to try something new in a supported, safe way. Why not buddy up with your friends and book a weekend together?

How does this work?

Activities will run across both houses, where possible and commence on a Friday afternoon once you arrive. Any key activity dates will be listed in the description below.

March Activities:

MarchFriday 3Explore Melbourne laneways, visit ACMI: The Story of the Moving Image and explore the different tastes of Melbourne.
MarchFriday 10Labour Day Long Weekend: Visit the Melbourne Zoo, take a trip to Myuna farm and feed the animals, take a virtual trip across the world and visit other zoos worldwide.
MarchSaturday 11Combined Lonsdale and Asling Disco
MarchSunday 12Australian Music Vault
MarchFriday 17Connecting to Nature and St. Patricks Day! Green Nature Scavenger Hunt, Nature Rainbow Craft, Make an Irish Stew
MarchFriday 24Pitch Perfect: Join in the fun with some famous singing and dancing movies


April Activities:

AprilFriday 31Super Science weekend! Spend the weekend learning all about experiments, topped off with a visit to Twisted Science in Moorabbin.
AprilWednesday 5Easter Extravaganza! A huge range of activities to participate in from bowling, art and craft, pizza night and a visit to Kryal Castle for the Unicorn Festival.
AprilFriday 14Lots of Laughs! Join us for a comedy extravaganza beginning with some favourite movies then heading into the city for the All Star Circus at the Comedy Festival.
AprilFriday 21Games Weekend! Your favourite board games mixed with an interactive team game called Clued Upp!
AprilFriday 28Superhero Weekend! Bring your cape and join in the fun of National Superhero Day.


Mid-week Guests Staying can enjoy:

  • Karaoke
  • Line Dancing
  • Drumming Fitness

Decorate your own set of drumsticks and let’s get physical with some drumming dance moves.

Simply head to the booking page and choose your dates

For more information about any of the activities or our Short Term Accommodation service, please contact our STA Team.

We can’t wait to see you!

In case you were wondering:

We are new to Bayley House how do we join these activities?

Welcome, we look forward to speaking with you. If you are interested in commencing our intake process, please email Bernadette our Intake Coordinator.

We are existing STA users how do we book?

You can book here online for both Lonsdale Avenue and Asling St

I have a few questions about booking?

Please email us

Will the activities run across both houses?

Wherever possible activities will run from both Lonsdale Avenue and Asling St

What if I do not want to join a particular activity but want to book in at that time?

We fully support choice and control at Bayley House so no one is made to participate in any activities. Alternate activities will be offered.

Will day to day activities like walks or going for a coffee still occur?

Certainly, we wish to engage our clients in all types of daily activities which will still go ahead.

How does this contribute to reaching my NDIS goals?

Many NDIS participants have goals in their plans such as accessing the community, building social connections,  developing independence.  These activities are designed to work towards achieving your goals.

Will you still be offering Life Skills Programs during my stay?

Yes the Life Skills Program is designed around individual needs to we are able to still work towards the program while participating in a range of activities that are on offer.

How long does it take until I can use STA?

Please allow a minimum of three weeks to complete the intake process

Do you have vacancies?

Yes we currently have vacancies at both of our STA house however activities fill fast so get in quick!



For further information and an overview of our Short Term Accommodation service please click here.