Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs) aim to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support appropriate to carers’ needs and circumstances, and the needs of the people they care for.
The national network of CRCCs provides a link to carer support services and assists carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite. Where appropriate, a CRCC can help with putting in place regular respite for a carer to reduce the need for unplanned and emergency respite. CRCCs also provide information about carer support services in their local area.
CRCCs provide free and confidential information on local carer support, disability and community services.
The nearest CRCC can be contacted by phoning 1800 052 222 during business hours or 1800 059 059 for emergency respite support outside standard business hours. (Freecall except from mobile phones).