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HammondCare Candlebark Overnight Respite Cottage

18 Quiberon Way
Goulburn NSW 2580

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Enjoy a short term respite stay in Goulburn

Candlebark Cottage provides specialised aged care for older people, the frail aged and those living with dementia.
Offering Overnight Respite care, Candlebark Cottage is a welcoming home away from home for your loved one, while you take a little time out for yourself.
These services can be accessed through existing Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funding.

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What is overnight respite care?

When you are a carer, it’s important to take some time out to rest, recharge or take a holiday.

Overnight respite care provides temporary relief to primary caregivers, while offering guests a comfortable homelike environment. 

Respite guests are supported with daily tasks, provided with a wide range of social activities 
and can enjoy delicious meals prepared fresh daily.

Respite guests can also enjoy single rooms that are spacious, well-maintained, and come complete with individual adjustable 
electric beds, built-in wardrobes, bedside tables, and reading chairs.

Stay for as little as $59 per night*

People seeking short term aged care in Goulburn can use their allocated government subsidies to cover the cost of their stay, including through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. To learn more about the costs of respite care, take a read of this easy-to-understand guide, which has everything you need. If you have further questions, you can always contact our friendly team on 1800 826 166.

Stay for as little as $59 per night*

A much-needed break for you and your loved one

Located in Goulburn's north and with a light filled interior, Candlebark Cottage offers a warm and inviting ambience for guests, along with friendly amenities and high quality, compassionate care. The single-level residence has been specially designed to make life more comfortable for older people, the frail aged and those living with dementia, and features a range of relaxed spaces for everyone to enjoy.

How can I access the respite service? Overnight respite care is available to people living with dementia in Goulburn and around the Southern Tablelands. If you are a primary carer enquiring around costs, eligibility and availability, you can directly contact the Manager.

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    1800 826 166

  • Candlebark Cottage

    18 Quiberon Way, Goulburn NSW 2580

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What are the options for Overnight Respite Care?

We offer three types of Respite Care for older people or those who are living with dementia: Centre-based Respite including Social Clubs; In-home Respite Care, supported by a care team in your own home; and Overnight Respite at one of our purpose-built Respite Cottages.

If you are caring for an older person, or a person living with dementia, you may be eligible to receive subsidised from the Government. To access In-Home Respite contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit

Centre-based Respite, In-home Respite and Overnight Respite Care can be covered by either your Commonwealth Home Support Programme funding, Home Care Package funding or self-funded. Prices vary depending on whether Respite Care is provided out of hours or within normal hours. Please call us on 1800 826 166 if you would like to discuss more about costs or pricing.

In-home respite provides short-term personalised care in the client's own home with a trained and experienced care worker. Our team takes the time to get to know each client and understand individual needs.

Yes, you can pay for In-home Respite through your Home Care Package. Our Social Clubs and Overnight Respite Cottages are funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and guests attending our services do require the correct referral code. If you are on a Home Care Package, please call us on 1800 826 166 and we can direct you to speak with a Service Manager who can discuss your individual circumstance.

The number of weeks or days can differ depending on the funding being accessed, either Commonwealth Home Support Programme or Home Care Package, or if paying privately for Respite Care. Each of our Respite Care services provide short-term and flexible support. In-home Respite can be accessed on a weekly basis and is flexible to meet the needs of the carer and client.