We’re excited to be opening Emmaus Village to the community on Saturday 01 June from 10am to 2pm. We've planned a great day jam-packed with free information sessions, tours, stallholders, and activities for all ages.

Event Schedule

Information Sessions

Annette Noffke, Dementia Australia

Learn more about Dementia Australia, its services, and other useful resources and support mechanisms you can access if you are living with dementia or supporting someone who has dementia. 

Pastoral and Spiritual Care team, St Agnes' Catholic Parish

Learn about the vital role out Pastoral and Spiritual Care team plays in supporting residents in aged care and their families, particularly when transitioning into new situations and environments.

Clare Wallace, Emmaus Village Dementia Support Consultant

Discover what makes living at Emmaus Village a unique experience. We will discuss our innovative approaches to helping people living with dementia including our use of technology and person-focused strategies.


Healthy North Coast

Healthy North Coast is a not-for-profit organisation who aims to provide better health for North Coast communities. Healthy North Coast has been heavily involved in support people living with dementia and their families, including through the development of the Living With Dementia on the North Coast booklet.

Dementia Friendly Community Alliance Port Macquarie

The Dementia Friendly Community is made up of people living with dementia, their families and carers, along with volunteers and members of the community and aims to improve community inclusion and the quality of life of people living with dementia. 

Carers NSW 

Carers NSW supports and represents carers of individuals with support needs related to dementia, ageing, disability, health issues, and mental illness. They also offer a range of resources, training, and events to empower carers and enhance their overall wellbeing.

Client Relationship Team, St Agnes' Catholic Parish

The Client Relationship Team support residents and families with enquiries and admissions into residential aged care, home care, and retirement living. They will be there on the day to answer any questions you have about the application process and support you to take the steps required for entry into Emmaus Village.

Recruitment Team, St Agnes' Catholic Parish

If you're interested in volunteering at Emmaus Village or learning more about what a career with St Agnes' Catholic Parish might look like, say hello to our friendly team! From arts and craft volunteers to aged care workers, there are a range of different paid and unpaid roles on offer. 


Virtual Reality experiences


Arts and craft activities

Short film screenings in the cinema

Gardening activities

Jam session in the music room

Chicken naming competition



We will be running tours of the village and the homes every half hour. 

Food and Drinks

Breaking Bread Café will be open and serving a range of delicious treats and drinks. Want something quick and easy? No problem! We will also be running a gold coin donation sausage sizzle in our new BBQ area.

Keep an eye on this page or our Facebook page to learn more about what will be on offer on the day. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you are welcome to attend even if you are not directly affected by dementia. Although Emmaus Village is a dementia-specific village, we acknowledge the countless members of our community who have been a part of the Emmaus Village journey, both with and without a lived experience of dementia. As the saying goes, it takes a village!

All activities, tours and information sessions are free. A BBQ lunch will be provided for a gold coin donation. If you prefer something more substantial to eat or drink, our new onsite café, Breaking Bread, will be open to the public for purchases. 

Absolutely! Emmaus Village is a community and we welcome people of all ages to attend. From arts and craft to music to gardening activities (and even a chicken-naming competition!) there will be something for everyone.

There is a carpark at Emmaus, however, this is a shared carpark for staff and visitors to Emmaus Home and Emmaus Village so there is limited availability. If there is no availability in the carpark, please park on the road. Please be mindful that Emmaus Village is in a residential area and any cars parked over driveways will be towed.

While we appreciate the love and companionship our four-legged friends bring, we kindly request that attendees do not bring pets to the event unless they are a service or support animal.

Our Client Relationship and Recruitment teams will be available on the day to assist you with any queries regarding applying to live, work, or volunteering at Emmaus Village. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us on (02) 8201 1000.

Emmaus Village is a level site that allows the use of wheelie-walkers, mobility scooters, and other mobility aids as required. Information sessions will be on level one of the community centre, which is accessible by stairs or elevator. 

Please note Emmaus Village also has a transporter buggy, however, access to use this will be limited.