respite for older carers

supporting older carers of adults with a disability.

Our Respite for Older Carers program is designed to help people who are over 60 years of age and looking after an adult with a disability, by giving support so they can take a break from their caring responsibilities.

How we can help

We recognise that both family carers and the person they care for need opportunities to pursue their own independent lives, and this program offers ways for each to spend time socially and take part in activities that they enjoy.

Depending on your situation, we may be able to offer up to three hours per week of in-home or community and group-based respite.

Eligibility for this program

Note that if you’re eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you won’t be eligible for the Respite for Older Carers Program. If you’re in this situation, we recommend you contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 to see how they may be able to help.

More information

To find out more about this program and how it can assist you, speak to our Disability Services team on 1300 735 653 or email us at


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