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Centre-based day respite

Support for you and your carer to take a rest or regular break

Centre-based day respite are safe and friendly spaces that can support you, your family and carers for short periods of time. You can attend a centre-based day respite to connect with friends and the community through meaningful activities. The day respite centre will look after your care needs so your carer can take a break while you enjoy relationships and activities in your community.

You can use this map feature to find local service providers near you.

Disclaimer: This directory is not a complete compilation of all services in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region. Brisbane North PHN does not take any responsibility for the services received or delivered by any or all of these organisations.

If you are a service provider in this region and would like to be added to the list please email or use the contact form.

All About Living - Sandgate

Alzheimer's Queensland - Gordon Park

Anglicare Southern Queensland - Caboolture

Anglicare Southern Queensland - Kilcoy

Anglicare Southern Queensland - Stafford

Ballycara - Caboolture

Ballycara - Kalinga

Burnie Brae - Chermisde

Blue Care - Ashgrove

Blue Care - Everton Hills

Blue Care - Kenmore

Blue Care - Morayfield

Blue Care - Sandgate

Bolton Clarke - Caboolture

Bribie Respite - Bribie Island

Centacare - Aspley

Centacare - Enoggera

Centacare - Waminda

Centacare - Northgate

ComLink - Caboolture

Communify - Paddington - Casa Serena (Stafford Heights)

Footprints - Fortitude Valley

GOC Care - South Brisbane

GOC Care - Taigum

HammondCare - Redcliffe

Institute of Urban Indigenous Health - Morayfield

Institute of Urban Indigenous Health & Anglicare Southern Queensland - Nalingu (Zillmere)

Ozcare - St Catherine’s (Clontarf)

Wesley Mission - Arana Hills Pine Rivers

Wesley Mission - Hyland House (Petrie)

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Each service provides a unique and diverse range of activities that build social connection. Activities are designed to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or impairment. Just some of the activities are listed below:

  • Community and social outings and excursions
  • Exercise sessions e.g. ‘sit down dance’, tai chi, bowls
  • Bingo, board games, card, arts and crafts
  • Music, singing and dancing
  • Celebrating important days and attending events e.g. Pacific Island Cultural Day, NAIDOC week
  • Visits from guest speakers and community groups e.g. historical societies, wellbeing coaches, theatre groups
  • Reading and discussion groups

Access and cost

You will need an aged care assessment to access centre-based day respite. This assessment is free of charge and can be arranged with My Aged Care. You can check your eligibility on the My Aged Care website.

The Australian Government funds a variety of respite services. If you can afford it, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your care and services. Cost will depend on your individual circumstances and the provider organisation.

Meals and transport

Different centre-based day care providers offer different services relating to meals and transport. The inclusion of meals and the transport options available are important factors to consider when choosing a service provider. Most service providers offer freshly cooked, nutritious meals including morning tea and lunch and special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated. Transport associated with getting to and from the centre, as well as for outings, may be eligibility specific or incur an additional fee.

Arranging a trial visit

Some service providers offer the opportunity to have a trial at their centre. You can organise to visit a few services before making a decision to find the one that is right for you. Contact the centre to organise a suitable time to visit.

Find more information about respite services on our pages below.

Other types of respite

Find information about emergency website, flexible respite, overnight respite and respite in aged care facilities

Respite in the community

Information about respite services in the community

Centre-based day respite

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.