Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

The Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres (CRCCs) will continue to provide information about respite options and support services until September 2019, when they will begin to transition to the new Integrated Carer Support Service. This transition will be completed by the end November 2019.

Changes to the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Program

Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres (CRCCs) will continue to provide information about respite options and support services until September 2019, when they will begin to transition to the new Integrated Carer Support Service

From September 2019 carers can contact the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 for information about planned and emergency respite and other carer supports. A new after-hours contact number will also be set up. The current CRCC numbers will divert calls to the correct number during the transition period. 

Until September 2019, carers seeking information on planned and emergency respite can still contact their your nearest CRCC by phoning 1800 052 222 during business hours or 1800 059 059 for emergency respite support outside standard business hours (free call except from mobile phones).

Carers may also be able to access respite or other supports that achieve similar outcomes through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or My Aged Care.

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