Respect, Restoration, Hope



Benwerren provides stays in a caring environment, with home-cooked meals and peaceful surroundings.

Nestling amongst the beautiful hills of Yarra Junction, Benwerren is a lovely old rambling guest house. Complete with an open log fire and a picturesque setting on two acres of land with the Little Yarra River running by. It’s the ideal place to heal, reflect and find restoration.

Need A Break?

Are you a woman in need? Are you stressed, tired, worn out and facing difficult decisions? Benwerren is a place a woman can come to rest, reflect and find restoration. It’s a place where you can retreat from life’s pressures, stop, and breath.

Benwerren offers time out in a safe and caring environment from 1 to 5 days. Staff are friendly, warm and available if you need a listening ear.

Benwerren provides

  • A caring supportive environment
  • Homestyle meals
  • Peaceful country surrounds
  • Scenic walks
  • Caring staff
  • A short-term break from life’s pressures
  • Kids Play Program while mother’s rest

To find out if you are eligible or to make a booking, please call the office on 03 5967 1021. PLEASE NOTE bookings cannot be made by email.

We Believe

  • We believe that every mother needs time out to rest, reflect and be restored physically, spiritually and emotionally.
  • We believe connection, love and acceptance is paramount to mental, emotional and spiritual good health.
  • We believe every person, man, woman and child, deserves to be treated with respect.
  • We believe children need fun, laughter and good memories to grow into healthy individuals.
  • We believe that God has a plan and purpose for every person.

Guest Reflections

“It’s not the house, it’s not the food, it’s not the countryside – but it’s the people.”


“Feels like coming home to Nana’s”


I loved the care and nurturing love and support I got. No judging, no criticism, no bossing me around.


At one of the most difficult times in my life, staying at Benwerren has given me the courage to continue on, and the encouragement to feel more positive about our future.


Thank you for the difference you have made to my life since I first visited this year. The space, time, generosity, kindness and love I have experienced has allowed me to heal, recharge and return to my family, and also to myself, with more to give. I have felt so nurtured and cared for, and the effect this has ripples out to the special people in my life, as they now get the best of me.”


“Our experience of Benwerren was life changing, my little girl is a non-verbal autistic who struggled with the everyday life of people, noise and the unknown. Then she received the “touch of Benwerren”. A miracle happened – my daughter kicked so many goals it was exciting.

My greatest wish was granted, all thanks to holiday at Benwerren. They’re in our hearts forever.”


I felt warm safe and wanted. I felt my feelings mattered and I felt I could relax and not be a controlling person because I felt wanted.


“I’ve never felt safe before in all my life, until now”


“Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, thanks for the warm bedding, thanks for the good food, thanks for meeting every woman at the point of their needs.”



Benwerren’s COVID-19 Response Update

As an essential service, Benwerren continued to support women and children in need during and after the worldwide pandemic.  The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, volunteers and staff continues to be of the highest importance. Benwerren has a COVID Safe Policy to uphold the safety of all those who visit and stay, this includes regular cleaning of highly touched surfaces, screening of guests at intake, and Rapid Antigen Tests available as required.  If you wish to find out more about our programs or for eligibility to to make a booking, please call the office on 5967 1021.  If we are not there when you call, feel free to leave a message and we will ring you back.
Benwerren aims to provide support, encouragement and hope during these challenging times.  In addition, Berry Street and Beyond Blue have some great COVID-19 resources available for individuals and families with children and young people that are worth taking a look at.
We would also encourage you to tune into radio station 89.9FM The Light for positive music and stories of hope.

Need A Break?

Come to rest, reflect and find restoration.