Caring for someone
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
This section provides links and information about Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres, including Centre locations and programs designed to support and assist relatives and friends caring for someone at home.
The Australian Government has established a network of Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres around Australia. Centres provide a link to and information about a wide range of community, aged care and support services available locally or across Australia, including services for older people, people with a disability, and those who provide care and services. Centres can also assist carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite services, based on assessed need, and provide advice on and coordinate access to respite services in a carer’s local area.
The location details for all Centres can be found at the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre website www.commcarelink.health.gov.au.
You can contact your nearest Centre on FreecallTM 1800 052 222* during business hours or, for emergency respite support outside standard business hours on FreecallTM 1800 059 059*. (*Calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates.)