Need a break? Try the Aged Care Respite Booking Service

  • Need a break? Try the Aged Care Respite Booking Service image

Aged Care Respite Booking Service

For easier access to short-term residential respite care

Respite care supports carers and the people they care for giving you both a break for a short period of time. It can give you both time and space to do things independently, or help carers attend to travel, work or other commitments by ensuring the person they care for is in good hands.

Carers ACT provides an aged care respite booking service to take the stress out of finding a short-term residential respite bed. Using our respite booking service provides you with a single point of contact for aged care facilities across Canberra and Queanbeyan, so you don’t have to call around to find a respite vacancy. We can also connect you with support for at-home care after a respite stay.


“Carers ACT found Dad a respite placement at a really difficult time over Christmas...I had spent hours ringing multiple facilities... but none had actual availability—we thought he would have to go back to hospital for Christmas despite no longer having an acute medical issue. Luckily one of the facilities I rang gave me the Carer’s ACT number. Julie found 2 respite options for us within a couple of days. My recommendation would be—phone Carer’s ACT first!”

To book respite (or if you wish to become a respite service provider and receive bookings from us), please call Julie on (02) 6296 9988 or any of the Carer Gateway team on 1800 422 737.

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Access to emergency respite 

If you suddenly find you can’t provide care, for example if you become ill or injured, we can help find ways to look after the person you care for while you recover.

Call our Carer Gateway Team on 1800 422 7374 to put an emergency respite plan in place.





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