Bookings & Eligibility
The Otis Foundation provides retreat accommodation at no cost for anyone dealing with the challenges of breast cancer. This is achieved through offering time away to relax and reconnect with loved ones. The Otis gift of a stay is made possible by a combination of generous donations from property donors and partners, fundraising, sponsors and community partners who are all passionate about supporting individuals and families during this difficult time.
Your partner, family and friends are most welcome to come along with you on your stay. Linen and bedding are generally provided. In return we ask that the property and its contents are looked after respectfully. Food, toiletries and personal items are the responsibility of the guests.
As our property owners donate time to Otis for designated periods, it may not always be possible to accommodate your specific dates. Property availability is limited during weekends and school holidays, a waiting list system is used to manage bookings.
Anyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis is eligible for a stay at an Otis property.
If you are a health-care professional, please refer your patient to the website for information and then ask them to call us to enquire about a booking.
We aim to make the booking process for a stay at an Otis property as simple as possible. We recommend that you contact our Bookings Coordinators either by phone or email to allow them to assess your requirements and discuss property availability.
You can assist us by emailing your full name, address, date of birth, an indication of how many people will accompany you and a brief description of how far you are through your breast cancer treatment.
Once we have booked a stay suitable to your needs, we simply require you to return a signed Booking Form, countersigned by a health professional (GP, Breast Care Nurse, Oncologist). Closer to your stay we will ask you to complete a COVID declaration form.
Call us: (03) 5444 1184 (9am-5pm AEST)
All guests at the time of enquiry will be placed onto our waiting list. Our booking coordinators will then personally contact each guest as stays are made available from the owners of the properties.