Fight Cancer Foundation’s John Opie House benefits the Tasmanian community by providing comfortable and affordable accommodation for seriously ill patients and their carers during treatment and recovery.
Housed in a listed historic building, John Opie House is only a five minute walk to the Royal Hobart Hospital. The facility can accommodate up to 24 patients and carers each night.
The building was named after Fight Cancer Foundation then Bone Marrow Donor Institute founding member and former President, John Opie AM.
John Opie House contains 15 well-appointed rooms, including a welcoming Family Room that can comfortably accommodate up to five guests per night.
The house features two communal lounge areas designed to cater to guests of all ages, and a spacious dining and kitchen area where guests can relax and mingle with one another.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the building for guests to use during their stay. The Guest Office can also be accessed which features a computer with internet access.
** It is a requirement that all prospective guests provide a negative Covid-19 test result that is not more than 48 hours old in order to book their stay. All people staying under the booking MUST be tested. If you have been vaccinated, either partly or fully you still must be tested.
Masks are required in all common areas of the House.
Unfortunately, at this time until further notice, visitors are not permitted in the House.
All guests, by law, must utilise the Check In Tas QR code at the front Lobby. **
Staying With Us
John Opie House has 15 comfortable rooms including a welcoming family room. Rooms are single, twin, triple or 5 bed capacity and are allocated according to availability on the day of booking.
The House features two lounge areas, with large TVs and DVD players, with a well stocked DVD library available to all guests. There is a spacious communal kitchen for all guests to cook and dine in.
Wifi is provided free of charge. Please ask upon arrival for the log in code.
There is a washer and a dryer available for your use for a nominal charge. They both take $1 coins only. You will need to provide washing powder.
All bedrooms are made up with fresh linen and towels, and serviced after your departure thoroughly. Please ask at the office if you require fresh linen.
We ask that you provide your own meals and have sufficient funds to purchase food during your stay. We have a wonderful kitchen for you to cook in. Tea/coffee/milk is provided in the kitchen thanks to our generous donors.
Safety and Security
John Opie House is equipped with smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and the alarm system is directly linked to the Fire Brigade. The house is also patrolled regularly by security during evenings and weekends.
Families with Children
Children are most welcome at John Opie House! Our family room sleeps up to five (please ask about availability when booking). John Opie House can also cater for babies so please ask if you need to book a porta cot and linen. We have a large basement lounge where families can mingle and let the children play safely, with a variety of toys for all ages.
Parking is available for a reduced rate at the Hobart Central Carpark, on Melville Street, Please refer to the Hobart City Council website for hours of operation.
Check in and Out
Check in time is between 12 noon and 5pm, check out is by 10am Monday to Friday. Check in or out outside of these times is by arrangement with management.
The nightly rate is $76 per room per night. If you are eligible for PTAS we will have been informed prior to your stay and you will only need to pay a $16 gap per night. If we have not received your purchase order from PTAS then you will need to pay your account in full and seek reimbursement when you return home.
If you or a loved one need to travel to Hobart for treatment, John Opie House, will provide a welcome and comfortable environment close to hospital.
To make a booking call: 03 6234 4030
Monday – Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm
Check-in time is between 12.00pm and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you are unable to check in within this time-frame please contact the House Manager on 03 6234 4030 to make alternative arrangements.