Home maintenance

Do you need help with repairs, maintenance or installations in your home? Our home maintenance team can help with a range of tasks and can also respond quickly to urgent safety and security issues.

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Who is it for?

Our home maintenance service is available for eligible frail older people or people with disabilities.

Ways we can help

Our home maintenance team can help you with a huge range of jobs, including:

  • installing handrails and mobility aids
  • repairing door and window locks
  • minor carpentry repairs to doors, windows, and gates
  • fixing leaking and hard-to-turn taps
  • changing light globes
  • repairing cisterns
  • cleaning windows
  • cleaning light fittings
  • moving furniture
  • pruning overhanging branches where they pose a safety risk

Our staff are also police and reference-checked.

How much does it cost?

  • Low fee: $15.50 per hour
  • Medium fee: $22 per hour
  • High fee: $54 per hour

The cost varies according to your financial income.

Income range

Low fee

Medium fee

High fee

For a single person

Less than $37,405

$37,406 to $82,225

More than $82,226

For a couple

Less than $57,268

$57,268 to $109,922

More than $109,923

* A per kilometre rate of $1 is charged for any service that requires travel. In a few instances, a higher fee may be charged. This will be determined at the time of accepting a referral.

Please note: we require at least one business day notice for service cancellation and if this is not received, the usual fee will apply.

Accessing the service

The way you access our home maintenance service depends on your age.

If you're over 65

Visit the My Aged Care website or call them on 1800 200 422, and get a referral to our aged care services.

If you're under 65

Call us on 9524 3333 to see what services you can access.

Payment methods

Direct debit

Direct debit is our preferred method of payment. To pay via direct debit, please complete and return our Direct Debit Request Form (PDF, 130KB) to:

Accounts Receivable
Glen Eira City Council
PO Box 42
Caulfield South 3162


To pay online, visit our payment portal and add the reference number from your bill.

Online via Centrepay

If you're a pensioner, you can ask Centrepay to deduct money before it goes into your bank account.

To pay via Centrepay, link your Council services through MyGov. Find instructions here


To pay via BPAY, please use biller code 73106 and the reference number on your bill.

In person

To pay in person, please visit our Service Centre on the corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.

How is it funded?

These services are paid for by the Australian Government's Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Victorian Government's Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP).



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