Council offers hostel and independent living quarters for the aged and low income earners, details of which can be found below. An application and availability process applies for occupation of these units.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Council provides eight Independent Living Units. Four are located in Bettington Street, Merriwa and four are located in Vennacher Street, Merriwa.
Gummun Place Hostel is located in the picturesque town of Merriwa on the Golden Highway between Newcastle and Dubbo.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.