Star of the Sea Elders Village sits high above the ocean on Thursday Island, where two wings of large rooms hug the cliffside, offering sweeping views of the sky above, the sea below, the coral reefs and the palm trees.

When you make Star of the Sea your home, you will sit with people from all over the Torres Strait, from Boigu to Bamaga, and from Mabuaig to Mer. Share a meal or a drink in the magnificent Ocean View Room, enjoy the garden, or observe the ever-changing sea. Visit the chapel or take an outing on our site-owned bus.

Our residents are a vital part of the wider community and participate in cultural events such as the Coming of the Light Festival. Traditional culture and knowledge are respected and supported, with activities based on what is important to you, from basket weaving to traditional dancing, storytelling to music, hymns and songs.

We take pride in empowering Elders in your day-to-day lives and improving health outcomes for Torres Strait Islander communities. We understand that we must care for not just the body, but the spirit and the whole community’s wellness.

Many of our staff are local and speak language or Torres Strait Creole. We do our best to recognise Ailan Kastom, working with the Island groups to ensure we provide culturally safe and appropriate care, so we can build a stronger future together for the communities of the Torres Strait Islands.

Our services are delivered by Pinangba, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group of services, where family and belonging are at the heart of everything we do. We are part of the UnitingCare family and operated by BlueCare. To find out more about life in an aged care home, read BlueCare’s Resident Information Book.

BC Bright Blue rooms
Rooms

Single rooms with private or shared ensuites; plus shared rooms with ensuite; access to staff 24 hours for your safety; and emergency call system.

BC Bright Blue lifestyle
Activities

Enjoy music, singing and traditional dancing; weaving; sewing; church services and bible reading; movies; one-on-ones; and art.

BC Bright Blue out and about
Out and about

Take bus trips to the shops, Gab Titui Cultural Centre and other local cultural and historical sites; attend cultural celebrations such as the Coming of the Light and other festivals.

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Feeling good

Enjoy pamper days with nail polish, coconut oil and hair braiding.

BC Bright Blue health
Health

Access to a range of health professionals including dentists, podiatrists, doctors, speech therapists, dietitians and physiotherapists.

BC Bright Blue food
Food

Food is cooked fresh on site, and we work you and your family to incorporate traditional favourites such as fresh fish, sop sop, damper, and Kup Murri feasts of turtle and dugong cooked underground for special occasions.

BC Bright Blue carer support
Respite care

We provide residential respite care.

BC Bright Blue dementia care
Dementia care

We support people living with dementia.

BC Bright Blue palliative care
Special care

We provide palliative care services and work with family and community to observe cultural protocols and respect sad news time.

Location

121 Waiben Esplanade
Thursday Island,
QLD 4605

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Costs

Single (Private room)
ensuite
$91.84 per day or $400,000 lump sum
Combination example:

$45.92 per day and $200,000 lump sum combination (based on 50/50 contribution).


Located within BlueCare Star of the Sea Elders Village, this room is 60.00 m2 and is of good quality and is in good condition.

  • Cooling
  • Television
  • Nurse Call
No Vacancies
Single (Private room)
ensuite
$78.06 per day or $340,000 lump sum
Combination example:

$39.03 per day and $170,000 lump sum combination (based on 50/50 contribution).


Located within BlueCare Star of the Sea Elders Village, this room is 60.00 m2 and is of good quality and is in good condition.

  • Cooling
  • Television
  • Nurse Call
No Vacancies
Single (Private room)
shared ensuite
$75.53 per day or $329,000 lump sum
Combination example:

$37.77 per day and $164,500 lump sum combination (based on 50/50 contribution).


Located within BlueCare Star of the Sea Elders Village, this room is 60.00 m2 and is of good quality and is in good condition.

  • Cooling
  • Television
  • Nurse Call
No Vacancies
Double (Shared room)
ensuite
$75.53 per day or $329,000 lump sum
Combination example:

$37.77 per day and $164,500 lump sum combination (based on 50/50 contribution).


Located within BlueCare Star of the Sea Elders Village, this room is 60.00 m2 and is of good quality and is in good condition.

  • Cooling
  • Television
  • Nurse Call
No Vacancies
Triple (Shared room)
ensuite
$75.53 per day or $329,000 lump sum
Combination example:

$37.77 per day and $164,500 lump sum combination (based on 50/50 contribution).


Located within BlueCare Star of the Sea Elders Village, this room is 60.00 m2 and is of good quality and is in good condition.

  • Cooling
  • Television
  • Nurse Call
No Vacancies


Why BlueCare?

Experience

Trusted for generations, we’ve provided dedicated in-home care, aged care and retirement living since 1953.

Personalised care

We’ll work with you to design and deliver the support you need, building a relationship to make the everyday easier.

People

Our big-hearted team are in communities across Queensland, so you can access a broad range of services in more locations.

Service

Proudly not for profit, our expertise and insight enable the highest quality of care to empower you to live life your way.

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