Regional Respite & Carer Support

Regional Respite & Carer Support

Information, carer support and respite co-ordination in your local area.

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Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC)

Your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) will offer information, advice and support to you. The carer. The role of the CRCC is to help keep caring relationships healthy and strong, that means ensuring that carers have the support that they need. This support could come in the form of:

  • Someone to talk  to who can offer emotional support
  • Short term respite or other emergency support
  • Advice or referral to other providers who are best placed to help you to solve a problem

Each CRCC is focused on a specific region of Melbourne or Victoria, which means they have a good idea of the services and supports that are close to you.

Each CRCC operates a slightly different range of programs, these can include focusing on carers who are supporting someone who is frail or aging, a person with disability or a mental health condition or specific support for young carers.

If you would like to speak to your local CRCC to find out how they can help you, call 1800 052 222 during business hours.

You can also 1800 059 059 if you need emergency respite support outside standard business hours.

If you would like to find out more about your local service click on the link for your region below. 

Carers Victoria Services

Carers Victoria provides CRCC services for Melbourne's Western Metropolitan Region, which includes the local government areas of Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Melton, Wyndham or Hobsons Bay. If you live in a local government area not covered by us choose your region from the options below to find out more about your local CRCC.

Contact the carer support services in your region directly

 

Eastern metropolitan region

Uniting lifeAssist

Uniting is the new community services arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.  Uniting is the coming together of 22 UnitingCare agencies and two church business units
Uniting lifeAssist provides government funded and self-funded community support services to the vulnerable and disadvantaged, their carers and families. 

Uniting lifeAssist support people who are aged, who live with a disability and the carers of these people. 

Uniting lifeAssist Carer Support services include government programs such as the Commonwealth Respite Carerlink Centre as well as self-funded programs.  Whether you care for someone who is frail aged, a person with a disability or a mental illness, Uniting lifeAssist can help to sustain your own wellbeing and caring capacity.  

Carer Wellbeing Division programs offer support for:

  • Carers ageing – carers of someone who is over 65 years or 50 years if they are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Young Carers – supporting young carers who are attending Primary or Secondary school and who care for someone with a disability, chronic illness, mental illness, addiction or who is frail aged
  • Carers Mental Health – supporting carers of people who live with a mental illness, intellectual disability or Autism
  • Carers Severe and Profound – supports carers who care for someone with a severe and profound disability

Am I eligible to use this service?

This service is available to individuals residing in the eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne specifically - Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse, Yarra and Yarra Ranges


Are there any services that  I may need to pay for but that are useful to me as a carer?

Some services may incur a small fee. Please call for more information.

Opening Hours

CRCC:  24 hours 7 days

lifeAssist office:  Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Website:
http://www.lifeassist.org.au 
Find us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/UCLifeAssist

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via...
p. 1300 277 478 or 03 9239 2500
e. info@lifeassist.org.au
a. Ground Floor, Building 5 Brandon Business Park, 530-540 Springvale Road Glen Waverley VIC 3150

 


Villa Maria Catholic Homes - Eastern Community Services

Villa Maria’s Carer Support Program actively supports the caring relationship by providing information and a range of flexible respite and support options. The program is able to assist carers on a short term basis whilst linking them into ongoing support services through funding received by the Victorian Department of Health.

Villa Maria also provides community services for older people, children & adults with a disability, their families and carers. Services offered range from specialist education and early childhood intervention for children with disabilities or developmental delays, to community based and in-home support services for older people and people with a disability, specialist education services, pastoral care, social work services, carer respite options, independent retirement living and residential aged care.

Am I eligible to use this service?

Carers who live in the Eastern Region of Melbourne (Boroondara, Knox , Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, and Yarra Ranges)  and care for a person who: 

  • is over 65 years, or has an ageing-related condition
  • is living with dementia, including younger onset dementia
  • has an acquired brain injury
  • has mental health issues 
  • is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander over 45 years, or has an ageing-related condition 

Are there any free services or programs that are useful to me as a carer?

Offering a wide variety of services, there are many ways Villa Maria can assist carers who need a break or support in their caring role including:

  • Flexible respite options (in your own home or out in the community)
  • Social support and events 
  • Carer wellbeing activities 
  • Retreats 
  • Men’s groups 
  • Carer groups 
  • Education 
  • Home care services including meal preparation and personal care 
  • Short-term case management for carers 
  • Information and referral to long-term support services 
  • Carer support and advocacy 

Respite is a short-term substitute for the usual care a person receives and should be a positive, enjoyable experience for the person you care for as well as a rest for yourself. Respite can be planned in advance and accessed regularly, or unplanned when something unexpected comes up. It can also be provided in a flexible way, either in your own home or out in the community through a residential facility or day program. The aim is to give you the support you need to maintain your caring relationship in a way that best suits you and the person you care for.

Are there any services that  I may need to pay for but that are useful to me as a carer?

Senior Services - Carer Support Programs, Dementia Specific Care, Rehabilitation, Respite and Day Programs.  Home Care Packages. Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living. Disability Services - In home support, Recreation, Specialist Services. Overnight respite care and support. Specialist Services. Specialist education for children. Social Work
 
Opening Hours 
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  

Cost to Use the Service
Please contact us to discuss

Translation Services as English is my Second Language
Available upon request

Website
https://vmch.com.au 

Find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/VillaMariaVic

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via...
p. 1300 971 920
e. accesseast@vmch.com.au 
a. 355 Stud Road, Wantirna South, Vic 3152

Northern metropolitan region

Carerlinks North - Carer Support Service

Everyone’s experience as a carer is different. We support carers of all types in their roles and give them the flexible, individualised help they need. We provide support, respite and advocacy for young carers, aged carers, disability carer support, mental health carer support and older families carer support.

We can help you with:

  • Assessing what supports are required to help the carer in their role
  • Provide information on community services 
  • Access funding to organise respite and other relevant supports
  • Respond to short-term emotional and practical support needs 
  • Provide short-term supportive counselling 
  • Refer and link carers to a range of services 

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via.

1800 052 222 or 03 9495 2500 (if calling from a mobile phone or outside the northern region)

carerlinksnorth@merrihealth.org.au

11 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

Opening hours

9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Free Services

Respite
Have a break from your caring role to look after your own health and wellbeing.
CarerLinks North can arrange respite and other supports for carers.

Respite allows the carer to take a break to focus on their own wellbeing. Respite care may be for a few hours or days or for longer periods, depending on your needs, your eligibility and what services are available.

Emergency respite

When there are no other options for support and carers need an extra pair of hands to help, emergency respite is available. If you need emergency respite, call 1800 052 222 during business hours or 1800 059 059 outside business hours.

Dementia advice

Support for carers of people with dementia. Our dementia carer consultants provide one-on-one support, advice and education to build carer skills and confidence. Group sessions are also available. 

Education and advice 

Gain skills and information to help you in your caring role. 

Face-to-face workshops and seminars where carers can: 

  • Meet other carers
  • Learn about improving their own health and wellbeing
  • Learn more about the health of the person they are caring for

Health and wellbeing coaching 

Supporting carers to manage their health and wellbeing. Health coaching is a one-on-one service to help build confidence and skills in carers so that they can improve and maintain positive health and decision making. Group sessions are also available. 

Peer support 

Meet other carers, share your experiences and learn from each other.
Activities for carers to connect and build support networks. The group can provide emotional support, strategies for managing day-to-day in your caring role, and other information based on experience. It can take place between two people, a small group or within a large group.

Young carer program

Support for young school-aged carers to manage in their caring role.
Support for young carers to manage their caring role and assist them with their daily tasks, helping them to stay in school and connected with other young carers and the community. We also provide fun after-school and school holiday events and activities and respite. The person they support may be a parent, sibling, other relative or a friend. Our young carer program can help you with: 

  • Looking after the household, such as paying bills, housework and cooking 
  • Personal care activities, such as helping with medications, toileting, showering and dressing 
  • Taking on extra family responsibilities, such as caring for brothers and sisters
  • Attending medical appointments 
  • Provide emotional support

Counselling

One-on-one support to help with your problems. Meet one-on-one with a professionally trained person to talk about things that are worrying you. Group sessions are also available.

Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

We work with you and will help you with the supports you tell us you need.  We can help you with strategies for managing day-to-day supporting your family and community. It is important to take a break otherwise you may become sick or unwell.

We are respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history and beliefs and provide culturally appropriate and inclusive support for them and their families. 

Carer engagement 

Work with CarerLinks North staff and other carers to plan and improve our services, help us develop and plan carer services including carer events and activities and provide feedback to the Government. Respite and other support is available to assist you to be involved. 

Social groups 

Social groups are designed to help older people and/or people with a disability to stay healthy and active by engaging in interesting and fun group activities. There are a range of activities tailored to a person’s individual needs and interests, including specific cultural groups, book clubs and outing groups.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer inclusive

We welcome same-sex attracted and gender diverse people and communities. We are committed to providing a safe and high quality service that is inclusive to GLBTIQ clients and respects the needs, wants and aspirations of all individuals. 

Services offered that may incur a cost

There is a small fee for some of our services. Some of our services are free. To find out whether there is a fee for a service, visit our website www.merrihealth.org.au and click on ‘Fees.

For more Information and Support Contact Us:

1800 052 222 or 03 9495 2500 (if calling from a mobile phone or outside the northern region)
carerlinksnorth@merrihealth.org.au
11 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

Southern metropolitan

Alfred Health Carer Services

Alfred Health Carer Services is the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre for the Southern Region (including Mornington Peninsula) of Melbourne. We support carers in Melbourne's south by providing information, practical and emotional support, and access to respite and other community services.  Our role is to try to make the lives of carers a little bit easier.  We work in the ten local government areas and are one of the largest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres in Australia, catering to the needs of our diverse carer community.

The first step is to phone us.  We can help you meet immediate needs and provide connections to services which can support your ongoing circumstances. 

Am I eligible to use this service?

Any carer living in the Southern Metropolitan region - the cities of  Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonnington is eligible to use this service. 

Are there any free services or programs that are useful to me as a carer?

Carer Support Workers provide emotional support and practical assistance to help carers continue caring at home.  This support is short term, usually between six weeks and six months.  Support is offered to carers caring for a person with a disability, a mental health concern, an older person with a chronic illness, someone living with dementia or if access to residential respite options is required.  Support is also provided to young people caring for a parent, brother, sister or friend with a disability or mental health issue.

Telephone Support - We provide a 24 hour telephone service for carers.  It is a starting point for carers needing information, support and urgent respite.  Trained staff can help carers get started, meet their immediate needs, and provide connections to ongoing supports.

Carer Support Programs

Carer Support Programs assist carers to make informed choices about their caring role, provide practical and emotional support, and information about respite and community services. They can also arrange and coordinate access to a range of respite and support services. Carer Support Programs are provided by our service in a number of areas

Opening Hours 

8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Cost to Use the Service

There is no cost for information, referral and carer support.  Fees apply for our Commonwealth Home Support Programs and some group activities. To find out whether there is a fee for a service please contact us

Translation Services as English is my Second Language 

Translation services are available upon request

Website
http://www.carersouth.org.au

Find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TheAlfredHospital/

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via

p. 1800 052 222
national relay service (a phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impediment). 1800 555 660
telephone interpreter service. 131 450
e.  info@carersouth.org.au

Caulfield - Head Office
Caulfield Hospital
260 Kooyong Rd
Caulfield
3162
Phone: 03 9076 1111
Fax: 03 9076 4055

Dandenong
Suite 3, 31 Princes Highway
Dandenong
3175
Phone: 03 9212 3000

Frankston
51 Playne St
Frankston
3199
Phone: 03 8781 3400

Western metropolitan

Carers Victoria  

Carers Victoria is the Statewide peak voice for Carers representing and providing state-wide support, free local counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training to Carers in Victoria. We are also the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre for the Western region of Melbourne and as such  provide Carer Respite services throughout that region. Carers Victoria promotes recognition of Carers to government, business and the community.

Am I eligible to use this service?

This state-wide service is available to all Carers residing in Victoria.

The carer respite service offered by Carers Victoria is only available in the Western region of Melbourne specifically Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Melton, Wyndham and Hobsons Bay. 

Each region in Victoria has their own local Centre that provides a carer respite service. 

Are there any free services or programs that are useful to me as a carer?

State-wide Counselling and Support Service - Free face to face counselling can be organised in your local area.  Phone counselling is also available.  Carers Victoria delivers carer counselling and support services through a network of state and territory Carer Associations. These associations are funded by the Australian Government through the National Carer Counselling Program (NCCP).

Respite service for carers in the Western Region

Rest and a break for carers from their caring role; every care situation is different and what works for one family may not work for another.

There are many different types of respite support available. Some common types are listed below.

  • In home: a support worker looks after the person you care for in your home
  • Facility or residential based: your family member stays for a short period in a care facility like an aged care home or supported accommodation
  • Community based: the person you care for joins a day program at an adult day centre, neighbourhood house or community health centre
  • Alternative family care: your family and friends may be able to help with your caring responsibilities while you take a break. Some organisations can also arrange for a trained volunteer carer or family to provide regular care, activities and friendship for the person you care for.
  • Recreation based: you and your family member can join organised recreation, social or leisure activities either together or separately.
  • Emergency respite: is sometimes available if you need to deal with sudden illness, accidents, family troubles or emergencies.
  • Advocacy - assistance in dealing with organisations and situations

Advice/Information for carers

Contact Carers Victoria to speak to a social worker regarding advice, information and referrals to relevant services, including assistance for young, ethnic, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island and LGBTIQA+ carers.

Are there any services that I need to pay for but that are useful to me as a carer?

All services offered by Carers Victoria to Carers are Free of Charge.  We offer Education and Training services to other service providers which may attract costs however any training provided to Carers is free of charge.

Opening Hours

CRCC: 24 Hours 8.30am to 5pm,

Monday to Friday.

Translation Services as English is my Second Language

Available upon request

Website: http://www.carersvictoria.org.au

Find Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarersVictoria

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via

p.  1800 242 636 or 03 9396 9500 e.  reception@carersvictoria.org.au a.  1/37 Albert Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Gippsland region

Latrobe Community Health Service

Latrobe Community Health Service is the Commonwealth Respite Centre for the Gippsland Region.

Our Carer Support staff provide information, respite, carer activities, practical as well as emotional support and guided referral to other services. We also offer a range of programs and services that reflect the diversity of the carers we support. 

Am I eligible to use this service?

Latrobe Community Health Service provides support to carers living in Gippsland. Our offices are located in Bairnsdale, Sale, Morwell, Wonthaggi and Warragul, but we provide support to carers across the region. We have special programs for different groups of carers, including:

  • Carers of a person who is frail and elderly
  • Carers of a person with a mental illness (Wellington and East Gippsland)
  • Carers of a person with dementia
  • Young carers (carers aged 18 years old and younger who care for a family member who has a mental illness, long-term illness or who is frail and elderly)

Phone 1800 242 696 and our friendly staff can help you work out which services you are eligible for.  

Are there any free services or programs that are useful to me as a carer?

Activities for carers (some activities may incur a small fee) Some of the activities or events you can attend as a carer include:

  • educational activities on caring for yourself
  • activities and events with other carers including movies, theatre and shows
  • information sessions  

Are there any services that  I may need to pay for but that are useful to me as a carer?

Respite Latrobe Community Health Service provides carers the chance to take a short break from their role by taking on caring duties and providing opportunities to rest, socialise and recharge their batteries. This is called ‘respite’. Some types of short-term respite we provide include:

  • respite at home during the day or after-hours 
  • respite at a residential aged care facility
  • respite at Mayfair House, our three-bedroom supported accommodation in Traralgon
  • leisure activities for you or the person you care for
  • young carer camps respite
  • day programs, camps, weekends away and accommodation support.  

Opening Hours 

9.00am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.     

Translation Services as English is my Second Language

Translation services are available upon request  

Website

http://www.lchs.com.au  

Find us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Latrobe-Community-Health-Service/174937975855941

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via...

p. 1800 242 696 national relay service (a phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impediment).

1800 555 727

Telephone interpreter service.
131 450
e.  info@lchs.com.au

a.  BAIRNSDALE 68 Macleod Street
a.  SALE 52 Macarthur Street
a.  MORWELL 81-87 Buckley Street
a.  WARRAGUL 31 Mason Street
a.  WONTHAGGI 86-88 Graham Street

Grampians

Carer Respite and Support Services

What is Carer Respite and Support Services?

Carer Respite and Support Services is funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian State Governments. We recognise and respect the role of the individual carer as part of the care relationship.  Our service provides a single point of contact for you, the carer, to access information that can assist you in your caring role.

How can we assist you as a carer?

Our staff can:

  • Reinforce the value and significance of your role as a carer
  • Link you with local support services, groups and other carers
  • Provide information about opportunities for respite
  • Assist you to plan and access respite services
  • Encourage and support you to focus on your personal health and well-being and opportunities which may benefit your caring role and relationships What services do we provide?
  • Short-term individual case management
  • Assistance to access short-term, occasional and emergency respite
  • Condition specific information
  • Education sessions, support groups and programs
  • Carer newsletter

Please contact us:

Freecall: 1800 059 059*

*Calls from mobiles at mobile rates

Central Highlands

106 Market Street
Ballarat
VIC 3350

PO Box 199,
Ballarat, VIC, 3353
Phone: 5333 7104
Fax: 5333 7141

carers@bhs.org.au

http://www.bhs.org.au

Office hours: 8.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.  
An after hours service operates outside of business hours.

Grampians Community Health 

8-22 Patrick St
Stawell 3380

Phone: 5358 3700
Fax 5358 4113 carerstaff@grampianscommunityhealth.org.au

Wimmera Community Options

185 Baillie St
Horsham 3400

Phone: 5381 9336
Fax: 5381 9120

wcoadmin@whcg.org.au

Cost to Use the Service

Please make individual enquiries

Interpreter Service Available upon request

Website http://www.bhs.org.au 

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BallaratHealthServices?fref=ts  

An after hours service operates outside of business hours.

Hume region

Villa Maria Catholic Homes - Hume Region - Carer Support Services

Villa Maria Catholic Homes is the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre for the HUME region and provides an extensive Carer Support Program. The Commonwealth Carelink Centre provides a single point of contact to access information on the support services available in your region. The centre also provides free and confidential information on aged care, disability support and carer support services. Villa Maria Catholic Homes Carer Support Program actively supports the caring relationship by providing information and a range of flexible respite and support options. The program is able to assist carers on a short term basis whilst linking them into ongoing support services through funding received by the Victorian Department of Health.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes offers short-term care to help a family or individual take a break from the daily routine and stress of caring for someone who is frail aged, ill or who has a disability.  Out of home respite can also be an option, such as day programs, allowing carers to take breaks away, attend local sporting matches or even visit the theatre or attend a concert.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes also provides community services for older people, children & adults with a disability, their families and carers. Services offered range from specialist education and early childhood intervention for children with disabilities or developmental delays, to community based and in-home support services for older people and people with a disability, specialist education services, pastoral care, social work services, carer respite options, independent retirement living and residential aged care.

 

Am I eligible to use this service?

Carers who live in the Hume Region (Alpine, Benalla, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Moira, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Mansfield, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga) of Victoria and care for a person who:

  • is over 65 years,or has an ageing-related condition
  • is living with dementia,including younger onset dementia
  • has an acquired brain injury
  • has mental health issues
  • is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander over 45 years,or has an ageing-related condition

Are there any free services or programs that are useful to me as a carer?

Offering a wide variety of services, there are many ways Villa Maria can assist carers who need a break or support in their caring role.

Options include:

  • Flexible respite options (in your own home or out in the community)
  • Social support and events
  • Carer wellbeing activities
  • Retreats
  • Men’s groups
  • Carer groups
  • Education
  • Home care services including meal preparation and personal care
  • Short-term case management for carers
  • Information and referral to long-term support services
  • Carer support and advocacy Respite is a short-term substitute for the usual care a person receives and should be a positive, enjoyable experience for the person you care for as well as a rest for yourself.

Opening Hours  9am to 5pm,

Monday to Friday.  

Translation Services Available upon request

Website: http://www.vmch.com.au  

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaMariaVic

For more Information and Support Contact Us Via

p. 1300 971 720 or 03 5832 8444 e. humereferrals@vmch.com.au

a. 190 Benalla Road, Shepparton 3630 p. 03 5832 8444

a. 27-29 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta 3677

p. 03 5722 9046


FamilyCare Carer Support Services

FamilyCare is a dynamic non-government, not-for-profit organisation providing carer support services to families and young people in the Hume region.

Who can we help

You are eligible to use our service if you voluntarily care for a person who is frail aged or has a permanent disability or mental illness. We Operate in the local government areas of Greater Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi

Offices:

Shepparton

19 Welsford Street, Shepparton, 3630
Phone: 5823 7000

Seymour
64 High Street, Seymour 3660
Phone: 5735 4600

FamilyCare website

Loddon Mallee region

Bendigo Health - Loddon Mallee - Carer Support Services

Bendigo Health Carer Support Services supports carers of people who are frail aged, have a disability, or a mental or chronic illness to maintain their caring role. The service provides information and advice; respite planning, booking and purchase; emergency respite; referral and advocacy.

Information provided is free and confidential.

Carer Support Services offers assistance with:

  • support to individual carers and carer support groups, from Mildura to Gisborne
  • information and support to carers
  • assistance with individual and emergency respite planning and planning for the future
  • respite care co-ordination
  • residential respite information, planning and bookings
  • someone to talk things over with
  • information on your rights as a carer
  • advocacy support on carers’ behalf
  • referrals to other health and community services, including counselling services
  • access to social and community activities and support.  

Respite can take place in a carer’s home, outside the home in a community setting such as a camp or planned activity group, or in a residential based facility or respite house. Respite can be planned and on a regular basis as required, or unplanned due to an emergency or crisis. It may be for a few hours, overnight, a weekend, or longer as in the case of residential respite.

Bendigo Health's  Community and Continuing Care Division provides a wide range of services to patients/clients and their families across the Loddon Mallee Region.

Our services include:

  • Aboriginal Hospital Liaison
  • Aged Care Services
  • Aged Care Homes
  • Complex Care and Chronic Disease
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Dental Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Community Nursing and Allied Health

Am I eligible to use this service?

Carer Support Services' role is to assist carers providing support to a person, or people, who are; frail aged, have dementia and/or challenging behaviour, have a disability, chronic illness, mental illness and/or are receiving palliative care.

To be eligible for support from carer support services:

  • carers will be providing more than normal support for one or more people with activities of daily living to enable them to remain  active members of their community
  • the caring role is, or will be, ongoing

Carer support services assists carers living within the Loddon Mallee region- Buloke, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mount Alexander and Swan Hill.  

How to Contact Us

Carers can refer themselves to the service directly. Alternatively a doctor or any community, medical or allied health service such as physiotherapy or district nursing can refer to our service, with client permission. 

Anyone can phone the service for information.

p.  (03) 5454 7719
p.  1800 068 978 (country free call)
p.   After hours 24 Hour emergency respite 1800 068 978
e.  info@bendigohealth.org.au
a: Lucan Street,
Bendigo 3550 

or 

PO Box 126,
Bendigo, 3552

Regional offices: 

  • Mildura (03) 5018 7301
  • Swan Hill (03) 5036 1900
  • Echuca (03) 5482 0808
  • Bendigo (03) 5454 7719
  • Castlemaine (03) 5471 1017

Contact your local service

Freecall 1800 052 222 to be directed to the Carer Respite and Carelink Service in your area