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Commonwealth respite and Carelink centres provide support, respite and information to carers across Victoria. 

Respite and carer support services are provided throughout Victoria by a range of different organisations. It can be difficult to know where to start when you first consider accessing respite, need support as a carer or even when you move to a new area.

Respite Victoria
1800 052 222


Respite Victoria links you to the eight regional disability respite websites in Victoria. Respite Victoria has been established as part of the Victorian Department of Human Service's initiatives to improve access to information about respite for carers and people with a disability in Victoria.

What Is respite?

Respite support is when carers can take a short-term or time-limited break while someone else supports the person with a disability. It aims to provide a positive experience for both the person with a disability and the carer.

Respite support is where a person with a disability is engaged in:

Respite support is flexible and can be:

For more information, visit the Department of Human Services website.

Respite Victoria useful links