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If you would like to book your residential stay at Anam Cara, please contact us at
We aim to reply to your email within one business day, and will send out a booking form for you to complete.

​Requests for day and lunch visits should be emailed or phoned into to us before 4.30pm the preceding day. 

For dinner visits, including Friday evening gatherings, bookings should be emailed or phoned into us by 12pm the day of the visit. 

If you have any questions, please email us at or call on 03 5962 5051


Anam Cara is a non-profit-making collective. As such we suggest donation amounts toward the running of the homestead and to cover the basic costs of your visit, with a sliding scale 'paying-it-forward' option. 




We offer a sliding scale approach to payment, to ensure that experiencing Anam Cara remains possible for all.

Friends of Anam Cara Weekly Dinner

$25 - $20 - $15

Children under 4 - Free

Children age 5 to 17 - Half price

Lunch Visit

$15 - $12 - $10

Children under 4 - Free

Age 5 to 17 - Half price

Dinner Visit

$20 - $15 - $12

Children Under 4 - Free

Age 5 to 17 - Half price


Your monetary contribution covers the cost of your accommodation and all meals, which are mostly vegetarian and organic. A sliding scale approach for suggested donations is used. We request a deposit to be paid at the time of booking in, and at the end of your week you will be invited to ‘attune’ to the final amount you pay and to settle the balance.

Anam Cara Experience Week 
Adults - Sliding scale of $500 – $400 – $300 
Children up to 4 years – Free
Ages 5 to 17 – Half price

Guests may book in for a 1, 2, 3 or 4 week Anam Cara Experience at this price.

Experience Week - Longer Stays
It is possible to stay for longer at Anam Cara on the Experience Week Program, but stays of longer than 4 weeks are at the discretion of the community. We welcome conversation with all who may be interested. For those guests staying longer than 4 weeks there is a reduced cost, reflecting a higher level of responsibility and commitment by the long term guest towards the running of the homestead.
Costs per week from week 5 are:
 Adults - $250 
Children up to 4 years  - Free
Ages 5 to 17 - Half price
Guests Experiencing Financial Hardship 
We offer a small number of Experience Weeks for guests at a reduced cost if they are experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact us directly by email at

Retreat Prices

Please see individual retreats for their prices.

Private Rooms

For those guests who would like to secure a private room for their stay, please add an extra $100 per week onto the price of your retreat, to be paid at booking in deposit. 

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