Emergency respite


If you become sick or injured and can’t continue to care for your loved one, our Carer Gateway service providers can organise for emergency respite services to take over care while you recover.

If you need emergency respite care, call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 at any time. You will speak to your local service provider who will talk through your options and book emergency respite care, where available.

It’s a good idea to make an emergency care plan, in case someone else needs to take over for you in an emergency.

If you aren’t sick or injured and are needing a break from your caring role, planned respite is available through our tailored support packages.

Find out more about other Carer Gateway services and support.

What is respite