About Us

Community Rehabilitation services provide time-limited home or centre based services for people of all ages according to a care plan that is based on goals agreed with the client. Community Rehabilitation is provided to people in the councils of Yarra, Boroondarra and Darebin following a hospital stay or may be accessed directly from the community.   

Criteria for Community Rehabilitation Services

Clients must:

  • be medically stable
  • have clear rehabilitation goals
  • be cognitively able to actively participate in a rehabilitation program
  • consent to participate

Maintenance or ongoing therapy or assessment only is not provided by St Vincent's Community Rehabilitation Services (please refer to local Community Health Centres). If uncertain, please call the Health Independence Program Central Intake on ph 1300 131 470, or fax referral to 03 9231 2202 and Central Intake will contact you if required.

Our Team

  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Allied Health Assistants

Our Services

  • Community Rehabilitation Centres & Rehabilitation in the Home
  • Group and Individual programs
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Allied Health Movement Disorders Service & LSVT BIG program
  • Chronic back pain group 
  • Aquatic physiotherapy
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment clinic
  • Rehabilitation Spasticity Management clinic  

Our Location

St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Services operate from two centres. 


St George’s Hospital 

283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101



440 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield 3078

Clinic Times


Monday to Friday                
8:00am - 4:30pm


Monday to Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm


Community Rehabilitation Services are not open on weekends or public holidays.


There is an administrative fee of $7.00 for each attendance.

Referral Forms

Referral Forms and Guidelines

Refer to the Aged Care & Community Services area

  • Paper version
  • Best Practice template
  • Medical Director template
  • ZedMed template

Useful Links


Contact Us

All referrals and queries should be directed to:

Health Independence Program Central Intake:
Phone: 1300 131 470
Fax: (03) 9231 2202
Email: HIPCentral@svhm.org.au

Service Phone numbers:
Kew Community Rehabilitation Centre: (03) 9231 8660
Fairfield Community Rehabilitation Centre: (03) 9906 5600     
Home based services:   (03) 9231 8342