Commonwealth Carer Respite and CareLink Centre Southern Region


The CRCCSR is a part of Alfred Health and is the regional contact point for carers/ families (including young carers) and the community.  It is funded by Commonwealth and State governments.  The Centre provides respite and practical and emotional support for carers in the southern suburbs of Melbourne.  It also works in partnership with health and community services to help meet the needs of carers through a range of activities such as information provision, referral, respite coordination and respite planning.


The first point of contact is CareLine - a telephone service for carers. CareLine can assist with information, support, planned short term and urgent respite and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In some cases, after calling CareLine, carers are referred to a carer support worker who can offer further support.


A comprehensive range of information and options is available to carers and the community by calling the Centre's 1800 number.


Phone 1: 
1800 052 222
Phone 2: 
03 9076 6139
(03) 9276 6139
Postal Address: 
Caulfield Hospital
260 Kooyong Rd
The southern region is made up of the ten local government areas of Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonnington.
Access facilities: 
Offices at Caulfield, Dandendong, Frankston and Sandringham.
Opening hours: 
CareLine Carer Support and Respite (24 Hours)
Carers/families (including young carers) of people who may be frail aged, living with a disability, dementia, chronic condition or mental illness.
Respite care, information on community services, support
Service details
no fees
Municipalities of Frankston, Bayside, Cardinia, Casy, Glen Eira, Greater Dandeno
Anyone who is the carer of a frail older person, an adult or child with a disability, or person with a mental illness
National respite for carers for carers program department of health and ageing
Brochures re-our service,
numerous printed resources


Nican highly recommends contacting accommodation facilities prior to booking to ensure they meet your specific requirements. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on our website as we are unable to verify all information supplied to us.