Independent Living

Quinlan Court Independent Living, Whanganui.

In the early 1990’s the sisters in Whanganui were aware of the need for accommodation for sisters who were seeking convenient and supportive living space as they moved from active ministry. They were also aware of elderly who were looking for affordable rental accommodation close to local amenities.

A group of sisters charged with the necessary research prepared a proposal for the Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth Trust Board.   This was taken forward and Quinlan Court opened in 1998 with 15 units, now 20.

The complex is named after Hyacinth Quinlan, one of the first four sisters to arrive in Whanganui from Perthville, New South Wales in 1880.

Quinlan Court provides affordable rental accommodation for the elderly.  Located in central city Whanganui, it is a block away from the river and within walking distance to the Main Street, library, and medical surgeries.

The complex is a modern attractive building in a beautiful private setting.  Individual units consist of lounge, single bedroom with ensuite, kitchenette and personal garden space.  Units are self-contained with inner access to the main vestibule and hallways. Garaging is available on-site.

A home-cooked mid-day main meal is served in a central dining room, and breakfast and evening supper food is provided.  Power, heating, all food requirements and laundry facilities are included in the rent.

The building is centrally heated and as well as a common dining room, there is a large lounge, atrium, laundry and guest room.

Contact Information

Quinlan Court
59 Harrison Street
Whanganui 4500

Ph: 06 348 9505
E: quinlancourt@sosj.org.au