In-House Respite Care

Carer taking woman for walk

In-House Respite is available five (5) days a week, excluding public holidays.

In-House Respite provides carers of clients requiring 24 hour care with a break from their caring responsibilities. The service is tailored to individual requirements and can be arranged regularly or occasionally.

Every effort will be made to ensure continuity of care, however this is not always possible due to carers taking leave or other service demands.

Home Support staff are not permitted to perform any nursing duties, such as the administration of medication or wound care.


The City of Greater Bendigo has the following Commonwealth Home Support Programs Services Fees for the 2022-2023 financial year.

  • Full pension fee: $3.80 per hour  
  • Part pension fee: $6.90 per hour 
  • Self funded fee: $50.50 per hour 

Fees are determined according to the income of the individual client or the client's household. 

To access any aged care services please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450, National Relay Service 133 677), or visit their website at


Contact us

For more information about In-House Respite Care contact the Home Support Services Team on 03 4408 6560

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This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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