History of James Milson Village

North Sydney Council in 1968 called on the community to establish a committee to explore the establishment of residential aged care facilities in North Sydney. Aldermen and community members formed the first committee which met on the 26th May 1969 and adopted the name “North Sydney Homes for the Aged Association”. Land was acquired in part from the Department of Main Roads by purchase and gift and in part gifted by the Council for the project. In 1974 the Tower and the Hostel opened.

The James Milson Retirement Village located at the corner of High Street and Clark Road, North Sydney is a community project providing accommodation for approximately 250 aged people on the lower North Shore. The Village is operated by the North Sydney Retirement Trust, (“the Trust).

The Village commenced operations in 1974 providing 60 self-care and 40 hostel units. The 57 bed Nursing Home was opened in May 1982. Initially, the Nursing Home was a joint venture between the Trust and The Uniting Church of Australia; this joint venture ceased in 2016; the North Sydney Retirement Trust now owns and operates the Nursing Home.



August 1987; a further 10 one bedroom and 6 two-bedroom self-care units were opened.

December 1992; a Memory Support Unit was opened to provide low level care for 19 residents with Dementia and further beds in the Nursing Home were converted in 1997 again for the care of people with Dementia.

November 2002; work began on a new 58-unit self-care facility named “Camaraigal House”. This building offers a mix of one and two, bedroom units, some with beautiful harbour views, while others have garden views or courtyards.

Currently 2017; James Milson Village now provides:

Self-Care 97 Units
Residential Care 108 Units
Memory Support Unit 19 Units