Good Shepherd Lodge and Kerrisdale Gardens

About Us

Good Shepherd Lodge and Kerrisdale Gardens are situated in Mackay at 2 convenient locations on the south and north side of the Pioneer river.

With an established, excellent reputation operating Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd. since 1974,
Kerrisdale Gardens was opened in 2015.

Our Awards

  • Winner: Master Builders state award for community accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes
  • Winner: 2016 Master Builders QLD project of the year: Paynter Dixon
  • Winner: 2016 LASA Queensland Excellence in care awards
  • Winner: 2016 Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, Better Practice award (Integrated Supported Living)

Executive Staff Committee

Day to day running of Kerrisdale Gardens and Good Shepherd Lodge is undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer – Mr Greg Skelton, and Chief Financial Officer – Mrs Kerri Donnelly along with other executive committee members. Our executive meetings are held fortnightly to discuss each area of both facilities moving forward.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd consists of nine Local Business and Community Members.

Our History

Founding in 1974

Good Shepherd Lodge was officially opened in 1974 to cater for the growing needs of the ageing local residents.

GSL Day Therapy Centre Opened 1985

The Good Shepherd Lodge Day Therapy Centre was officially opened on 28th September, 1985, and from the 1st July, 2009, changed its name to SB Wright Therapy Centre.

Kerrisdale Opening 2015

After much anticipation Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd. proudly opened the doors of their new facility on the north of the Pioneer River named Kerrisdale Gardens in 2015.

Our Plan for the Future

The Board of Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd is committed to developing and enhancing the unique service that has been the foundation of the Good Shepherd Lodge for over 40 years. The role of the Board is to provide guidance through its governance to maintain and, where necessary, to improve the standard of care and facilities so that Good Shepherd Lodge and Kerrisdale Gardens remain at the pinnacle of aged care services in the district.

Click here to view our Strategic Plan

Aged Care Standards

From 1st July 2019, Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd is required to comply with the Aged Care Quality Standards and will be assessed for compliance with and performance against the Standards. These standards focus on outcomes for consumers and reflects the level of care and services expected. More information regarding these standards can be found here: Aged Quality Standards


We publicly commit ourselves to uphold a Code of Conduct. We have attained a Certificate of Compliance for The Retirement Living Code of Conduct at both locations. 

The Code of Conduct lets residents know which operators have committed to delivering the best possible experience for them. 

It can provide peace of mind for families of residents entering retirement living.


Charter of Consumer Rights

From 1 July 2019, a new Charter of Aged Care Rights will provide the same rights to all consumers, regardless of the type of Australian Government funded aged care and services they receive. The Charter of Aged Care Rights describes your rights as a consumer of Australian Government funded aged care services. More information regarding these rights can be found here: Charter of Consumer Rights


About Us



I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Management and Staff of Kerrisdale Gardens.

I have been overwhelmed with the kindness and love shown to me from your caring staff, who have helped and supported myself and David prior to his recent passing.

Since moving here 18 months ago, David and I have been able to share special times together, due to the modern approach to supported living Kerrisdale Gardens offers. Being able to sit out on either of our balconies and take pleasure in the view and cooling ocean breezes.

We have shared moments over a glass of wine or seafood meal that David enjoyed so much but wasn't previously possible.

David loved having a good laugh - and so enjoyed the light hearted banter with the fantastic staff.

I was very fortunate to be able to stay with David in the last hours of his life, because of the access and convenience of living in an apartment only one level away.

Yours Sincerely,

Irie Dalrymple

Kerrisdale Gardens Resident