Oncologist Dr. Belinda Yeoh and a patient




Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre is a specialist provider of intensive rehabilitation programs catering to people with a wide range of disabilities.

  • Services include inpatient programs and extend into the community offering a range of outpatient program and home based programs. Innovative flexible services are offered to empower patients to live with dignity and self-respect.
  • Dedicated therapy, nursing and medical staff use specialised team approaches.
  • Family and patient education is an important aspect of the rehabilitation program.
  • Prior to admission to Royal Talbot, a prompt assessment service by experienced medical, nursing and therapy staff is conducted.

Home and Community Care (HACC) Programs are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre services comprise:



The Austin Health Sub-Acute CSU will deliver person focused high quality holistic care.

This will be achieved by fostering a skilled and resilient health care team whose members are accountable for their performance and provide leadership in clinical care, service development, education and research.

Our services will be innovative, integrated and responsive, supporting a seamless healthcare journey that facilitates the achievement of a persons potential and participation in the community.

We support and promote the strategic directions of Austin Health through:

  •  Enabling and empowering people.
  •  Encouraging innovation.
  •  Facilitating high levels of professional performance.
  •  Attracting and promoting the best use of resources.
  •  Providing flexible and accessible services responsive to client needs.
  •  Providing inspiring and committed leadership.


Rehabilitation is a dynamic process in which a team of health professionals works with the patient, their family and friends to maximize their recovery and achieve as independent a level of function as possible following injury or illness.

A rehabilitation service provides a bridge between acute hospital care and a return to community living.

Our dedicated staff and world class facilities provide a centre for growth and rejuvenation, healing and learning.


Set in pleasant garden surroundings with views of the Dandenong Ranges, Royal Talbot is less than 20 minutes from the city of Melbourne by car.

The rehabilitation facilities are state-of-the-art including:

  • A hydrotherapy pool
  • Gymnasiums
  • Leisure facilities
  • All faiths chapel
  • Health Sciences Library and General Library
  • A varying range of accommodation to suit various independence levels
  • Onsite accommodation is available for families if the need arises
  • Orthotics & prosthetics design and fabrication facility

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre staff are pleased to provide advice about rehabilitation options, facilities, services and programs, to health care professionals, patients and their families.

Sharing the Royal Talbot site

  • Technical Aids for the Disabled (TADVIC) - http://tadvic.asn.au/
  • Ability Works Australia - www.abilityworks.com.au
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre (including a Movement Laboratory)
  • Brain Disorders Program (a Mental Health Service)
  • Rally Health (RDNS) -