Respite Care

Regis Day Respite Program for Carers

Funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) – Care Relationship and Carer Support

Regis knows how important it is that carers receive a range of support to enable them to undertake their caring role. We strive to offer a wide range of individualised and varied programs through our Carers Respite Program available in the Northern Territory (Darwin), Tasmania (Hobart and Launceston), and Victoria (Blackburn South).

The program offers centre-based respite with a wide variety of activities. This provides carers an opportunity to keep up with other aspects of their lives including relaxation and participation in hobbies and interests. Our Day Respite Centre in Darwin also offers in-home respite.

Centre-based respite

The respite program gives carers a break from care giving. Clients visit the centre and participate in a range of activities which might include day trips, theme days, guest performers, lifestyle activities and BBQs.
The program focuses on individual interests and abilities to enhance independence in a way that is of personal interest to each participant.

In-Home flexible respite

In-home respite is available at Regis Day Respite Darwin & Tasmania and allows carers to take a break from care giving and ensures the person they care for is being well looked after in the comfort of their own home.
While the carer takes a break, Regis staff assists the client with activities of daily living and provides social interaction and engagement.


The respite programs are for people who are dependent upon a carer and live in the Darwin and Palmerston areas, as well as Launceston and Hobart areas.

Do I have to pay to receive respite?

Respite is primarily funded by the Department of Health but you will be required to also contribute a small fee for each service.
The centre-based respite fee includes lunch and refreshments.


In order to access respite you may seek a referral through My Aged Care or from one of the following:

  • General Practitioner
  • Hospital staff
  • Health agencies
  • Aged Care Assessment Teams

Regis Day Respite Eastern Metro
P: 1300 188 740
220 Middleborough Rd, Box Hill South Vic 3130

Regis Day Respite Tasmania- South
P: 1300 188 740
1 Acorn Drive, Warrane Tas 7018

Regis Day Respite Tasmania- North
P: 1300 188 740
1-9 Freshwater Point Road, Legana Tas 7277

Regis Day Respite Darwin
P: 1300 188 740
11 Creswell Street, Tiwi NT 0810