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Respite cottages

Providing an overnight break for those who care for others.


We have two respite cottages, available to enjoy for a short break away with the person you care for. Stays at the cottage are not with the person they care for. The carer has time away from the person they care for sometimes at home, maybe in hospital or visiting family on the mainland or another town. Very, very rarely do both come together.

Set in a restful ‘homelike’ environment, our staff are on hand to ensure you have some valuable ‘me time’ and can simply relax. 

Located within easy distance of food stores and shops, the cottages are available for a one-night stay or longer. 

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  • Enjoy relaxation time and recharge.
  • Focus on your own health and wellbeing.
  • Re-connect socially with others.

What's included?

Our respite cottages are located in Fingal and Launceston, Tasmania and facilities include;  

  • 24-hour care by our Support Workers
  • Taxi and transport assistance
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Designated outdoor area
  • Television, DVD, phone, washing machine and dryer
  • Accessible access via ramps
  • Located near local food outlets and shops
  • Stays up to seven nights available.

Costs and bookings

Nightly fee is $25. Fees are to be paid prior to respite period. You will be sent payment options form once your booking is accepted outlining how to make a payment. There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.

Bookings can be made by phoning the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Northern Tasmania 1800 052 222. Service providers and other people ringing on your behalf will need your consent before calling us.

No Aged Care Assessment Team referral is required.

This service is supported by National Respite for Carers Program funding through the Australian Government.

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The support you need

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