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Respite South is part of the Respite Victoria network of disability respite websites, set up by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to improve access to information about local respite options for carers and people with a disability across Victoria.
Respite South is where people can access information about DHS funded providers who offer respite services in the South Division.
The South Division has four service delivery areas, two of which are covered by Respite South:
The Outer Gippsland and Inner Gippsland areas are covered by the Respite in Gippsland website.
About the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region
Respite South is managed by the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region.
The Victorian State Government and the Australian Government both fund the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region.
The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region provides 24 hour carer support, information and access to planned and urgent respite for carers living in the southern region of Melbourne. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week on 1800 052 222.