Barkala Flats

Barkala Flats are situated in a residential area of Edenhope a short distance for the CBD.  The flats are also within walking distance of the Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital, the Hospital Medical Clinic and the Elsie Bennett Day Centre.

Barkala Flats comprise of 19 independent living units, owned and managed by the Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital, 17 of which are available for rent by the public. The flats are currently undergoing renovations and maintenance program as they are vacated to ensure modern interiors are available.
All flats are suitable for individual living and comprise of a lounge with curtained bedroom area, kitchen and bathroom with laundry facilities within the closed-in rear porch area. The flats are suitable for people with disabilities and any modifications required can be made by the skilled hospital maintenance team. Tenants are required to supply their own furniture and utensils.

Each flat has its own front garden with some of the flats having under cover areas for parking vehicles.

At the rear of the flats is a large communal garden area. This area has recently been upgraded with assistance from the Edenhope Branch of the Lions Club and primary school students from St Malachy’s. The Barkala Flat Gardens are maintained by the hospital maintenance staff.

Additional services are available to Barkala Flat Residents whom meet the eligibility criteria by contacting the relevant organisations, including:

  • Community Care
  • Home Help
  • Meals on Wheels
  • District Nursing

Edenhope is home to a number of sporting and recreational clubs including an 18 hole golf course, lawn bowling, football, netball, tennis, the Lions Club and RSL.  A Senior Citizens organisation and meeting place is located in Langford Street and a well-attended adult activity centre is located at the Elsie Bennett Community Centre adjacent to the hospital which offers exercise and educational programs to the community.

Edenhope is situated close to the South Australian Border, only a 30 minute drive to Naracoorte, an hour to historical Penola or an hour to Horsham.
Enquiries regarding Barkala Flats should be forwarded to the Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer.

Written application forms are available here or from the hospital administration office.

All applicants are placed on a waiting list until a unit becomes available. For more information see the Barkala Flat Flyer.