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The Recreational Respite Program supports carers of a young person with disability who is aged between 6 and 24 years of age and who has high support needs.

Applications are now open for Term 1 school holidays.

Respite South is part of the Respite Victoria network of local disability respite websites. It was set up by the Department of Human Services to improve access to information about respite for carers and people with a disability across Victoria.

Parents and carers often tell us that navigating the service system can be very difficult. We have a listing of information sources available in the community, to help you know what supports you might be able to access.

Respite South is here to help you access information about local disability respite options in the southern region of Melbourne, Victoria. It also has information about carer support meetings, parent information sessions, respite and recreation options, and general news from the disability sector.

Read our new step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of Respite South