Support for carers

Calvary Community Care recognises the important role carers play in our community and their need for scheduled breaks. This provides the opportunity for carers to recharge and look after their own health and well-being.

  • In home respite
  • Centre based respite
  • Community access respite
  • Carer resources
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
  • Private services

Respite Options for Carers

We provide support to carers via a range of respite options, enabling them to take a break, manage work commitments, handle family responsibilities, enjoy a weekend away or have an extended holiday.

Respite services also enable the person being cared for to get out and about, meet new people and engage in activities they enjoy.

Carers can feel confident that their loved ones are being cared for and are enjoying the opportunity to meet and interact with others in a safe and trusted environment.

Download the Respite Care Brochure (302 kB)

Where can respite be provided?

We provide respite care in a range of different settings.

To find out more, click the sections below or call 1300 66 00 22.

Support in your own hoome when carer is awayRespite care can be booked at home on a regular or one off basis for planned events or for last minute emergencies.

Support can be provided during the day, as an overnight sleepover or 24-hour care.

Call 1300 66 00 22 to book Calvary Community Care’s in-home respite services.

220x220-Respite-FishinhRespite care can be delivered as a community access service. This enables the care recipient to meet new people and participate in the activities or social events they enjoy most.

Call 1300 66 00 22 to book Calvary Community Care’s community access respite services.

220x220-Respite-CentreCalvary Community Care’s day respite centres offer interactive programs, outings and a chance to socialise with peers in a warm and friendly environment. Day respite is also offered at many of Calvary’s Retirement Communities.

Contact Calvary Community Care’s day respite centres here:


St Luke’s Social Centre

 77 Dawson Street, Cooks Hill, NSW 2300

 02 4929 6957

 hunter@calvarycare.org.au


Riverina Respite Cottage

 50 Brookong Avenue,
WAGGA WAGGA, NSW 2650

 02 6938 5700

 riverina@calvarycare.org.au

220x220OvernightRespiteJust like home, an overnight stay in a Calvary Community Care cottage offers a private bedroom, meals, activities and 24-hour care. Calvary Community Care offers day and overnight respite care options at the following cottages:


Calvary Respite Cottage Port Augusta

 18 Frome Street, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700

 08 8641 1266

 ffn@calvarycare.org.au


Chiara Respite Cottage

 3 Gosforth Grove, Lakelands, NSW 2282

 02 4954 0562

 hunter@calvarycare.org.au


Star Of The Sea Respite Cottage

 2 Cedar Grove, Forster, NSW 242

 02 6554 9480

 manningtaree@calvarycare.org.au


Riverina Respite Cottage

 50 Brookong Avenue,
WAGGA WAGGA, NSW 2650

 02 6938 5700

 riverina@calvarycare.org.au

Short term accommodation can be arranged at many of Calvary’s retirement communities.

The short term accommodation covers one or two week periods, and some facilities, such as Calvary Cooinda in Singleton, also offer day respite programs.

Calvary Retirement Communities