Short Term Accommodation, including respite, is support for when you need to live out of home for a short period.

Short Term Accommodation funding can be used for respite to support you and your carers. This gives your carers a short break from their caring role.

Sometimes a short stay away from home:

  • gives you the chance to try new things
  • can be a place to make new friends or develop new skills
  • may help to maintain your current living situation by giving your informal supports a break.

Short Term Accommodation may suit your needs if your usual support network isn’t available for a short period. 

Short Term Accommodation includes:

  • personal care
  • accommodation
  • food
  • activities you and the provider agree to.

Usually we fund up to 28 days of Short Term Accommodation per year. You can use your Short Term Accommodation funding flexibly. For example, you might want to use it in a block of up to 14 days at a time or for one weekend a month.

We fund standard rates for Short Term Accommodation. You can find the rates in the NDIS Price Guide .

Generally funding is for a group price, unless there is evidence you require individual support because of your disability. This means you may share supports with other people unless you need individual support because of your disability.

If you already have funding in your Core budget, you can use this for Short Term Accommodation.

You can choose to use your Core budget on a range of supports like Short Term Accommodation to suit your needs. You should think about the best way to use your budget to pursue the goals in your plan.

Learn more about using your Core funding .

If you need short term out of home care talk to your Support Coordinator, Local Area Coordinator (LAC), Early Childhood Partner or planner.

We may fund other supports if you need longer term accommodation support. For example, we might fund Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) or other supports depending upon your support needs.

Learn more here: Housing and the NDIS and Medium Term Accommodation.

This page current as of
26 October 2020
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