price guide

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

CHSP is subsidised by the Australian Government’s Department of Health. The Commonwealth does not fund the full cost of the service and instructs service providers, like Byron Respite, to collect a client contribution to deliver the service. This client contribution is collected to ensure the whole cost of the service is covered and Byron Respite is sustainable.

The contribution should not be a deterrent to access CHSP services. Our Care office can assist you with further details and discuss a program that best suits your needs and budget.

To find out what your financial contribution to CHSP services might be, you can use the table below as a guide:

Respite Care and Social Support Monday – Friday Rates (ex gst)
A Welcomed Break - Centre Group Respite at our Brunswick Heads Centre,
Lennox Head Centre and Tweed Centre (including transport)
9.30am- 3:30pm $32 per day
A Welcomed Break - Centre Group Respite at our Brunswick Heads Centre,
Lennox Head Centre and Tweed Centre (including transport)
10.00am- 3:00pm $22 per day
Respite Care in the home or community so the carer can take a well
deserved break
Daytime $14 per hour
Social Support Individual - Friendly visiting in your home, assistance with
shopping, outings and transport and accompaniment to medical appointments
Daytime $14 per hour
Wednesday Social Support Group
Shopping trips
10.00am- 3:00pm $22 per day
Wednesday Social Support Group
Picnic trips (including food)
10.00am- 3:00pm $32 per day
Transport and accompanying to hospitals/medical appointments
out of the Byron Shire
Daytime $50 per trip

Getting started

Telephone or email our helpful Care office to check available programs and arrange for a member of our team to visit your home to develop a tailored service to meet your needs. Or make an appointment to view our centre-based program. Monday to Friday 9.00am- 4:30pm (excluding public holidays) 02) 6685 1629 or email:

Taking a break

If you need to postpone or cancel our service due to illness, holidays or family visiting, please let us know in advance so we can temporarily suspend your services.

To avoid a cancellation fee, please telephone us by 4pm the day before a scheduled service.

who we are

Byron Respite provides innovative affordable person-centred centre-based programs, in-home and community access care and support.

We are a not-for-profit community based organisation providing care and assistance to people living in the Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires.

Our offices and centre-based program are located inside the Brunswick Valley Community Centre at 42 South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads, opposite the Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving club.

byron shire respite service inc.

Brunswick Valley Community Centre, South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads.

P.O. Box 163 Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

(02) 6685 1629

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