Understanding the cost of respite

The amount individuals pay depends on the type of respite care they receive. Carers can access Government funding or can choose to pay for respite services privately.

Residential respite

Residential respite fees differ from fees for permanent residents.

Individuals are required to pay a basic daily fee, which is set by the government at 85% of the single basic age pension. This fee is updated by the Government twice a year in line with increases to the age pension. Updated pricing can be found on the Department of Health website

Respite Centres

The Cost of

Centre based respite/ Overnight cottage respite/ In-home respite

Types of service Regular Rates Public Holidays
  • Short Day Respite
$160 $220
  • Day Respite
$250 $340
  • Day Respite and Transport
$270 $360
  • Overnight Respite – Weekdays
$450 $600
  • Overnight Respite – Weekends
$600 $600
  • Respite Cancellation Fess
$125 $125

For more information about CHSP eligibility and funding click below.

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How to fund respite care

Carers may be eligible to receive Government funding for respite care through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP).

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