Carer Support – Respite Care

We can help support primary carers to take a planned break from their usual role of caring for a family member or loved one.  Respite Care might be provided in your home or it could include support to access an activity in the community. Respite care may be planned regular respite services or occasional respite only booked when needed.

If you need emergency respite you can contact the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) on 1300 277 478.  

How to access services

How you access services will depend on your age.

People aged over 65 years (over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

Before you can access services you will need to register for an assessment with My Aged Care by visiting or by calling 1800 200 422. 

After you are assessed, our Aged and Disability Support Services team can provide services. A subsidy may be provided by the Australian Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

People aged under 65 years (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

Services may be available for a short period or on a regular basis according to your assessed needs. A subsidy may be provided by the Victorian Government through the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP).

Please talk to our team about organising an assessment, by emailing or by calling 9840 9700.

How much does it cost?

Clients contribute towards the cost of government subsidised services. We will talk to you about any costs before we start providing services.

Carers Support

The Senior Carers Support Group and the Chinese Carers Support Group provide an opportunity for carers, who are caring for a frail older person or a person with a disability, to get together, share ideas, experiences, information and concerns about their caring role. The groups meet monthly and are supported by a facilitator.

Need more details?

Visit us at Manningham Council Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108. You can also call us on  9840 9700, or email us at