Day/overnight respite

Type of care

This is a type of short-term care. This is a service that helps to give you or your carer a break.


To support you and your carer by giving you both a break for a short period of time.

How it could help

  • Centre-based respite that enables you to talk and interact with other people at a day centre, club, cottage or residential setting – during the day or overnight
  • Flexible respite – A paid carer coming to your home so your usual carer can take a short break

How would I get this service?

Depending on your eligibility, it can be provided:

If you need emergency respite, contact Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737.