The Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre operates an Emergency After Hours Service. This service is available to carers in times of crisis outside office hours.

When Does The service Operate

Overnight weekdays: 4.30pm to 8.30am Monday to Thursday
Weekends: 4.30pm Friday to 8.30am Monday
All Public Holidays

What is an Emergency

Under the Carer Support Program an emergency is:

  • The carer becomes ill and cannot continue caring
  • The carer is hospitalised
  • There is illness or a death in the immediate family that requires the carer to be present
  • The demands of caring have become to much and an immediate break is needed
  • There are no other options for emergency care arrangements.

Contacting the After Hours Service

PHONE FREECALL â„¢ 1800 052 222


1800 052 222*

* calls from mobile phones charged at applicable rates

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