Our story

Fairway is a fully accredited government-funded, not-for-profit 65 bed residential aged care facility operated by Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited (FBACL).

The history of Fairway is intrinsically connected to the Bayside area. It is a triumph of committed local community members who in the mid-1980s identified a need for high quality aged residential care that captured the spirit of the Bayside community. Fairway was built in 1995 as a 30-bed not-for-profit community home, offering the highest quality clinical care and an innovative commitment to overall resident wellbeing. In 2004, more Bayside residents were able to remain in the community in which they had lived, worked and raised families, with the extension to a 62-bed capacity. A further 3 beds were added in 2017-2018, and services were additionally expanded to include an innovative dementia living program.


We listen

  • We actively listen to understand your individual needs

We respect

  • We build relationships on integrity and trust

We care

  • We provide personalised and holistic care


The Charter of Aged Care Rights protects consumers so they are looked after, treated well and given high quality care and services. A copy of the Charter can be found here www.agedcarequality.gov.au


“This is an unsolicited appreciation post. My husband has been in care at Fairway Sandringham for 5 1/2 years. He was at another facility before this. He was relatively young when he entered care. It has been a roller coaster and extremely challenging time for our family. The shining light through the ups and downs (and there have been many downs!!) is that the staff, management, clinical care and support love and care for the resident and their family has been the saving grace in one of the most challenging times in our lives.

From the clinical care, catering / hospitality, housekeeping, lifestyle, volunteers, maintenance, office staff, management, gardening – you name it!! I can’t give enough kudos to this home away from home for those who require care. This is a total gem amongst us in our neighbourhood. If only there were more Fairway’s in this world.

The caring and stable staff are like extended family and not only give the resident a sense of security and love but also the family of the residents.

While we may not like having to engage care for a much loved one, if you can find a Fairway equivalent in your area then you will be totally blessed and know that you have done the best possible for your loved one.

I’m so grateful that our loved one is part of the Fairway family”. Ellen Shiels (posted to the Bayside Community Hub)


“It’s about what your team do every day to create such a comfortable safe, caring and respectful environment for such vulnerable elders.You are true heroes.” Diane

“We can only say a million thankyous for all the loving care given to our Mum. Nothing was ever a trouble and there was always time for a chat which mum just loved. She would often say how lucky she was to be at Fairway. Paul

“Words cannot adequately express our thanks for the care dad has received over the 5 years. The staff at Fairway go above to ensure that everyone has the highest possible care.” Danny

“Words cannot thank you all enough for the special care, love and attention you showed towards mum during her time at Fairway. It was always comforting and reassuring to know she was in such good hands.”


Kyan Ho


Kyan is a CPA with over 21 years of experience in Aged Care, Government and Community Programs, 17 combined years of Age Care experience at Royal Freemasons, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Old Colonists; Association of Victoria in various Senior Management roles.

Specialising in all facets of management/financial accounting, financial modelling/analysis, budgeting and business development. He has strong technical accounting and reporting skills and in depth knowledge implementing financial systems, processes and controls to improve work flow efficiencies. He joined Fairway in March 2019 as General Manager.

Julia Kotliar

Julia Kotliar

Director of Care and Clinical Services

Julia graduated as a RN in 1996 and have worked in the aged care sector since 2003. She has extensive clinical knowledge and expertise in Diabetes Management, Dementia and Infection Control. She has a strong focus on consumer centered care and always take a compassionate approach when dealing with residents and their families. Julia is currently undertaking studies in Mental Health at Monash University.

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Carolyn Rigby

Clinical Care Co-Ordinator

Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) 2003. Bachelor of Psychology 2001. Certificate IV in training & Assessment 2018. Western General Hospital.

St John of God Health Services. Registered Nurse. Anaesthetics PACU. Ozcare RACF Queensland. Eleanora RACF RN1 & Acting Clinical care Co-ordinator. Carolyn has been Fairway Clinical Care Co-ordinator since May 2014.

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Cathy Lane

ACFI Coordinator

Registered Nurse – Royal Children’s Hospital, Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing

Willsmere Hospital, Registered Nurse, Crisis Assessment Unit – Kingston Centre -2 years, Lifestyle Manager – Southern Cross Homes, Victoria (Developed and implemented dementia specific programs.) Nurse Advisor Department of Health and Human Services – Residential Care Standards Section – 3 years, Project Officer, Policy Development – Community Health Development Unit – 2 years, Accreditation Coordinator, St John of God Hospital, Brighton – 1 Year, Assistant Director of Nursing/Quality Manager, St John of God Hospital – 3 years, Registered Nurse, Fairway – 11 years.

Margaret Maher

Margaret Maher

Lifestyle Coordinator

Margaret Maher has extensive aged care experience as a personal carer and lifestyle assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Dementia at University of Tasmania and has completed a range of certifications in Leisure and Health, aged care, home and community care and information technology. Margaret previously worked at Mercy Place Fernhill and St Leigh Nursing Home. Margaret has a passion for delivering person centered care.

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Carl D’Angelo

Catering Manager

Certificate 3 and 5.  Commercial Cookery

Owner/Head Chef – New York Deli Cafe, Armadale – 4 years. Kitchen Manager – Gregory Lodge Nursing Home, Flemington Catering Manager, Fairway – 2016 – current. I am motivated by challenge and dedicated in working to the highest of my ability, demonstrating reliability, honesty and integrity.



The role of Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited Limited and its Board of Directors

Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited Limited (trading as Fairway Bayside Aged Care Limited) is an approved provider under the Aged Care Act 1997. It is a registered charity which reports to and is regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission, and its membership reflects the community of friends of Fairway who are committed to maintaining this unique facility.

The Board of Directors is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting and works tirelessly to meet all legislative requirements and plan Fairway’s strategic direction for the future. The Board works with the CEO to ensure that Fairway’s values are maintained and strengthened

2020 Fairway Bayside Aged Care Board of Directors

Michael Scully

Director and Chairperson

Michael holds a B.Econ. (Hons) and LLB and was a commercial lawyer for 38 years. He was Vice President of the Association from November 2015, when he first joined the governing body, until May 2018 and from that time has been Chairperson. He has lived in Bayside for over 50 years and is the son of a past resident. Michael chairs the Risk and Audit Committee, and is a member of the Clinical Governance Committee.


Felicity Frederico OAM

Director and Deputy Chairperson

Felicity has over ten years experience on a diverse range of boards and statutory authorities, including former mayor and councillor at Bayside City Council. She has tertiary qualifications in both marketing and tourism and currently works as a Business Advisor specialising in developing and implementing Marketing Plans and Strategy.

Anthony Price

Director and Secretary

Anthony worked in London for 37 years as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales before migrating to Australia in 2001 and settling in Sandringham.  He has been a member of the governing body since 2012 and Secretary since 2016.

Kevin McDonnell


CPA, FCIS, FGIA, FAICD (past). Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance & general management roles including directorship of both private & listed public companies in manufacturing, distribution and service industries. He has been involved with Fairway since 2006 serving as Treasurer and general committee member for 8 years, rejoined as Treasurer in 2017.

Laurence Evans OAM


Founding Member and Secretary of Sandringham Aged Care Association in 1992, Past President of FBACL, Mayor City of Sandringham 1990/1991, Mayor of Bayside City Council 2013/2014, 2017/2018, 2020/2021 and current Bayside City Councillor.

Stephanie Clark


Stephanie is a retired health care professional with a broad range of experience in both acute and aged care sectors. Stephanie’s last role before retiring was as CEO of a community based aged care organisation during which time she  was involved in the planning, building and commissioning of a new aged care home. Stephanie has lived in the Bayside area for the last 9 years.

We listen.
We respect.
We care.