How can a CRCC help you?

Your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) will offer information, advice and support to you. The carer.

The role of the CRCC is to help keep caring relationships healthy and strong, that means ensuring that carers have the support that they need.

This support could come in the form of:

  •          Someone to talk  to who can offer emotional support
  •          Short term respite or other emergency support
  •          Advice or referral to other providers who are best placed to help you to solve a problem

Each CRCC is focused on a specific region of Melbourne or Victoria, which means they have a good idea of the services and supports that are close to you.

Each CRCC operates a slightly different range of programs, these can include focusing on carers who are supporting someone who is frail or aging, a person with disability or a mental health condition or specific support for young carers.

If you would like to speak to your local CRCC to find out how they can help you, call 1800 052 222 during business hours.

You can also 1800 059 059 if you need emergency respite support outside standard business hours.

If you would like to find out more about your local service click on the link for your region below. 


Eastern Metro Melbourne - Villa Maria

Eastern Metro Melbourne - Life Assist

Western Metro Melbourne - Carers Victoria

Northern Metro Melbourne - Merri Health

Southern Metro Melbourne - Alfred Health

Grampians Region - Ballarat Health

Loddon Mallee Region - Bendigo Health

Hume Region - Villa Maria

Barwon Region - Barwon Health

Gippsland Region - Latrobe Community Health