Caring for people with special needs

Estia provides short term overnight accommodation and permanent group-home accommodation for young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. Estia is a registered provider with the NDIS and provides services to NDIS participants.

Estia is also a registered charity with ACNC and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) which means it can receive tax deductible donations for its charitable work.

The Estia Foundation of Australia (also known as 'Estia') is not affiliated with Estia Health - which is an ASX listed, public company providing aged care services. Estia Health is not a registered charity or Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

Thank you Costi Brothers

On Saturday, 25 November 2023, Costi Bros Seafood at Roselands Shopping Centre will once again be hosting a charity day where proceeds from their hot food bar will be donated to the Estia Foundation of Australia.

We humbly thank Costi Bros Seafood for their unwavering support and generosity. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible there on the day in support. Further information can be obtained by visiting the Costi Bros Seafood website.


St Andrews House

Estia has two group homes for permanent living in Gladesville, St Andrews House and Estia House. Permanent accommodation allows independence and a sense of stability.


Elpida House

Elpida House in Roselands is a respite home offering short-term overnight accommodation. The respite programs are an important service for both our clients and their families.


Estia House

Estia has two group homes for permanent living located in Gladesville, Estia House and St Andrews House. Both of these group homes are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Lixouri House
North Ryde

Lixouri House offers group home permanent living. All Group Home facilities are clean and modern with up-to-date equipment and boast professional cooks.


Kyle Williams Home

The Kyle Williams home in Blakehurst is complete and houses five individuals in a supportive environment in a beautiful waterfront property.


News and Events

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios - Name Day Celebration

Our resident Mary had the pleasure of once again meeting , primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and President of the Estia Foundation of Australia at his Name Day celebration in January 2024.

Cultural Awareness Workshop

On Thursday, 11th May 2023, staff participated in a Cultural Awareness Workshop.

Estia is a multicultural organisation not only providing service to individuals of different backgrounds but staff too are of varying nationalities. Staff dressed in their traditional costumes followed by a shared lunch, whereby different dishes and flavours from a variety of countries were tasted.

The Kytherian Association of Australia

Visit of the Kytherian Association of Australia to the Estia Foundation of Australia. The young Kytherian debutantes entertained some of the residents on Sunday 30th April 2023.

The residents had fun in the inclusion of the festivities and a great day was had by all. A generous and much appreciated donation was presented to Father Angelo on behalf of the Kytherian Association of Australia. We wish the debutantes every success on their upcoming ball and profoundly thank them for a wonderful day.

The first Sunday of the month

On the first Sunday of every month, our residents combine for church service in the morning, followed by a BBQ at lunch.

Star of the Sea

Recently a group of our Estia residents and carers went on a getaway to 'Star of the Sea' in Terrigal. The residents enjoyed swimming, dining out and socialising.

Despite the weather, residents still managed to use the heated pool at Star of the Sea. The residents stayed in ocean view apartments, where the views were incredibly breathtaking. An enjoyable time for all those who went along.

More images in the Gallery.

Registered COVIDSafe disability provider

The Estia Foundation of Australia is a registered COVIDSafe disability provider. A copy of the Estia Foundation's COVID Safety Plan can be obtained by request or can be accessible in all Estia facilities. We welcome two visitors at any one time, however, we do ask that these visitors agree to wear a mask, sign into the Estia facility by documenting their name as well as mobile number and must have a temperature check performed by an Estia staff member. In addition, visitors need to answer a COVIDSafe Questionnaire upon entering any Estia facility.

Both Estia staff and visitors are to refrain from entering any facility if they present with a temperature higher than 37.5, have any cold/flu symptoms including a sore throat and runny nose, loss of senses, diarrhoea, nausea or any other symptom stipulated by the NSW Government as being possibly associated to COVID-19. Such individuals will be asked to get tested and will be asked to remain isolated until they obtain and present to Estia authorised COVIDSafe clearance.

The Estia Foundation of Australia sincerely thanks you all for working in collaboration to keep everyone safe. Further information can be obtained by phoning head office.

Estia's architect Angelo Candalepas on building design

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will support $700 million in specialist disability accommodation payments annually, creating opportunity for the private sector to deliver new specialist dwellings.

Knowing that thoughtful design, light and space plays an essential role in the health and wellbeing of inhabitants, Estia House St Andrews provides such a model—balancing the need for independence and care.

'People are the only important thing', architect Angelo Candalepas says of the building’s design process.

'The key to the project is a focus on community.'

Medal of the Order of the Christ-Loving

On Sunday, 19th January 2020, our much respected Chief Operations Officer, Mrs Helen Tzikas, was awarded the Medal of the Order of the Christ-Loving by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios for her tireless work in assisting those with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Helen was given this award for being a person of high moral standards, living a life of good conscience and for her dedication to the Church and to the ideals of our Nation.

We take this opportunity to congratulate Helen on this achievement and all involved at the Estia Foundation of Australia are very proud of her.

Some of our Major Supporters

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PO Box 17
Gladesville NSW 1675

(02) 9879 8000