Respite care

Respite care aims to support the carers of a frail older person or a person with a disability by providing them with a break from their caring role. Respite care can be provided as planned regular respite, emergency respite or occasional respite (including evenings and weekends). The service is usually provided in the carer’s home but may include participating in community activities.

This service is for the carers of a frail older person or a person with a disability.

Service cost

A fee is charged for respite care and varies according to income. Monthly accounts are mailed out can be paid at our Service Centre, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield or at any post office.

Respite care staff

Experienced staff provide a professional, personal and caring service which is sensitive to individual needs and which ensures that the carer has piece of mind, knowing that their loved one is being cared for appropriately. All staff have qualifications and extensive experience and have undergone Police and reference checks.

Accessing the service

To access support for people aged 65 and older contact My Aged Care. My Aged Care provides a clear entry point to the aged care system and is a key point of interaction with consumers including clients; carers; service providers; and health professionals.

Anyone can contact My Aged Care to find out how to access services, referrals or to seek help.

To be referred to Glen Eira City Council’s support services for the aged, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm or visit

To access support for people aged less than 65, contact Council on 9524 3333 to confirm eligibility for services.

Funding is provided by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Victorian Government’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program to assist Council in providing these services.