Serving the Villages of Nimbin, The Channon, Dunoon, and all surrounding communities A community service managed by Nimbin Health & Welfare Assocation Inc.

For Carer Respite


Flexible or Centre-based Respite:

We can offer Carers a regular break in the following ways:

  •       Spend time with the person you care for at their home
  •     Organise an activity with the person you care for (meeting a friend, visiting a friend, going to the gym or yoga class….)
  •       Have the person you care for come to one of our regular social groups

For short-term, overnight or Emergency Respite:

  •  If you regularly care for a family member, friend or neighbour who is frail aged, or has dementia, a disability, mental health issue, or a chronic or terminal illness and this has continued for at least six months and is unpaid you are eligible for short term or emergency respite. You may need to take a short break to recoup your energy, for a family event, a hospital appointment, a funeral, etc, or you may need some extra support in your caring role. Nimbin Aged Care & Respite Services offer short term and emergency respite under contract with Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre (CRCC). For any further information please phone us on (02) 66891 709
  • Our experienced, skilled and friendly local workers can temporarily take over your caring responsibilities so you can have a break – perhaps for a couple of hours or up to a few days depending on the urgency of the situation. This can include Emergency Respite at short notice. For any further information please phone us on (02) 66891 709

Home Visits:

  • This is a service for isolated frail aged people and all carers, Please phone us to discuss your needs on (02) 6689 1709