John James Village is Canberra’s home-away-from-home for people with life-threatening blood cancers.

Opened in 2016 in the suburb of Garran, John James Village provides a sanctuary for patients undergoing treatment at nearby Canberra Hospital for conditions such as leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and others.

John James Village is proudly operated by the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Village comprises 6 purpose-designed self-contained units and support facilities in landscaped gardens. Patients, their families and carers can live at John James Village for as long as required without charge.

The Leukaemia Foundation provides additional support and care from on-site offices.

Canberra medical charity the John James Foundation proudly funded construction of John James Village with a project cost of more than $7 million. Land was provided by the ACT Government.

Donations to support furnishing and fitting out of John James Village including gardens and other facilities are welcome.

Take a virtual tour of John James Village now courtesy of  Rodrigo Vargas Architectural Photographer.


In Australia 35 people a day are diagnosed with blood cancer.

In the ACT region about 400 people are diagnosed with blood cancer every year.  Blood cancer can affect anyone from infants to the elderly and claims more Australian lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

John James Village provides a comfortable home-away-from home environment while people are treated at nearby Canberra Hospital. Patients often have to leave home and work for months at a time to get treatment, so secure accommodation is vitally important.

John James Village is managed by the Leukaemia Foundation from new office facilities in the Village.


See John James Village take shape

From overgrown vacant block to 6 sparkling new self-contained units in beautifully  landscaped gardens – watch John James Village take shape.  Have a look at our fun time lapse video to see how it all happened. Find out more about the John James Village project here. And keep up-to-date using the Facebook and Twitter buttons at the bottom of this page.

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There are 5 major sponsorship levels at John James Village. Or be a Friend of the Village!

Sponsors are recognised on a special Thank You wall in the  administration building.  A honeycomb of timber cells highlights the many individuals and organisations that  have contributed to John James Village so far. If you donate $100-$999 to be a Friend of the Village you’ll also be part of the Thank You wall. There’s space for lots more donations!

Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

Diamond $100,000+ Platinum $25,000 - $100,000 Gold $10,000 - $25,000 Silver $7,500 - $10,000 Bronze $1,000 - $7,500 Friends $100 - $999
How your donation can be used

You can direct your donation to any of the facilities at John James Village - here are some ideas. Or make a general donation and we'll find a great way to use it!

$100,000 - $300,000 - naming rights

If you're interested in securing naming rights or have other inquiries about John James Village, please contact the John James Foundation for more information using the form below. Or phone us on 02 6281 6695.


One of more than 40 feature trees


One of 9 walkway pavilions


Furnish / fitout 1 bedroom unit


Furnish / fitout patient facilities


Furnish / fitout 2 bedroom unit


Furnish / fitout counselling office


Furnish / fitout 3 bedroom unit


BBQ area for patients & families


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John James Village

14 Rusden Street


ACT  2605




T (02) 6215 7000

M 0466 421 140


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