About Us

Our History

Villa Dalmacia was born out of a need to provide culturally specific care to the aging European community in Spearwood and beyond. We have an incredibly proud history of achieving this goal and we continuously improve the services that we offer.

Our home was officially opened in April 1989 after a successful public fund-raising drive and assistance from a lottery west grant. The home was originally designed with 40 beds but over the past 30 years we have increased the size of the building and increased the amount of beds to 75. The home is truly independent and prides itself on providing true choice to the residents that live here whilst respecting their dignity and heritage.

Our Mission and Vision


To provide quality and enjoyment of life for culturally specific aged clients in an environment that is continuously improving in its viability, vibrancy and dynamics.


Striving for excellence in the provision of a range of relevant and flexible services for older citizens primarily from a Southern European Background

Board and Management

Villa Dalmacia is a registered charity and is governed by a board. The board are a group of volunteers that have been given the task of ensuring the organisation is managed correctly, financially stable and continually evolving with the changing needs of Aged Care. The board meet a minimum of 8 times per year and hold an AGM every December.

The current Board is made up of the following people

Michelle Rocchiccioli – Chairman

Katia Matic – Vice Chair

Adam Jakovich – Treasurer

Teo Prka

Brad Miocevich

Glenn Pesich

David Della Bona

Zlatko Kulenovic

Lee Hickman – Secretary (Non- Board Member)

Management Team

The management team at Villa Dalmacia has a unique mix of both clinical and business leaders. At the core of the team is a requirement to deliver the best quality care to our residents and to genuinely make them feel like family.

Lee Hickman – Chief Executive Officer

Teresa Hickman – General Manager

 Clinical Nurse Manager

Jadrana Surjan – Day Centre Manager

Jo-Anne Graves – Clinical Nurse

Mary-Ann Coleman – Administration Manager

Karen Suarez de Castro – Chef


We have a large roster of volunteers that visit the facility and help with lots of different jobs. We have volunteers that come and do some general garden work, people that assist us on day trips, mini-bus drivers, bingo callers, singers, dancers, the list goes on! Giving something back to your community is a fantastic gesture and we appreciate the work and care volunteers provide for our residents.

If you would like to offer some time to our residents and get involved with activities or help support our lifestyle team, please contact our lifestyle coordinator on [email protected]


Our staff are exceptional. We pride ourselves on hiring the best people to deliver a high standard of service to all of our residents. If you think you would be a great addition to the team at Villa Dalmacia, please forward a resume and a covering letter to [email protected]

We currently have the following positions available click through to send us your cover letter and CV.


Contact details

Villa Dalmacia Aged Care
27 Gorham Way
WA 6163
Tel: (08) 9418 5222
email: [email protected]

Villa Dalmacia