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Short Term Accommodation (Respite)

Take a break at a home away from home.

Take a break

Our Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA) is a home away from home, offering fun activities and support. You may know this service as respite. Carers and families have the opportunity to take a break with the reassurance of knowing their family member is being supported in an enjoyable and safe environment.

We offer short-term accommodation for all ages at four centres across Tasmania, see the locations below. In home respite can also be arranged.

Flexible stays

We have taken time to design our locations so they feel like home environment, to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy tour stays with us. Some residents say it feels like a holiday!  A stay can be:

  • A day visit
  • One night to two weeks
  • Longer stays can be negotiated for circumstances such as a family holiday or carer illness.

See also Transition to Independent Living.

Available for all ages

We have options for adults, adolescents and children, so residents can enjoy their stay with people in a similar age group. Possability takes a person centred approach, tailoring your stay to your needs and interests. We offer skill development opportunities, working with your strengths and identifying activities that help you work towards your goals.

First time with us?

You are welcome to visit our centre to meet our team and have a look around before your stay. Please contact our Service Planners on 1300 067 067 to arrange this.

Our Locations



Where is accommodation available?

We provide accommodation services across Tasmania and some regions of Victoria. While vacancy rates of existing houses are limited, we can establish new shared housing arrangements for people who have been allocated funding for this support.

How do I (or my family member) access this service?

NDIS Participants with this service in their Participant Plan are welcome to contact us to discuss options.

If you are not yet a participant in the NDIS, contact your Local Area Coordinator to be assessed. More information about eligibility can be found on the NDIS website.

Possability also offers services to people funded by other means or who are self-funded.

I have a NDIS Participant Plan. What should I do next?

Contact Possability on 1300 067 067 and ask to speak to one of our Service Planners. They will then arrange a time to meet to discuss your options.

Your NDIA Local Area Coordinator may have provided you with a list of other service providers that you can also contact.

What does it cost?

Costs for services are linked to the individual’s plan and funded package of supports. Residents pay their own day to day living expenses such as rent, power, groceries and transport.

What happens if my family member moves into supported accommodation and then decides it isn’t suitable or appropriate?

There is a three month trial period to allow the new resident to adjust to their home and housemates. The person can choose to withdraw throughout this time. Accommodation can be ended by the individual, their family, or the organisation if it is believed that this placement is not conducive to the needs of the individual or their housemates.

Can I visit my family member in supported accommodation?

It is Possability’s philosophy that this will be your family member’s home and you have the right to visit. We only ask that the visits happen at a time where it has minimal impact on the routines of the house and the person’s housemates.

Call us for a chat

If you have a Participant Plan or just need some advice, call us for a chat. We’re here to listen and talk about your goals and aspirations.

Call 1300 067 842 or lodge an online enquiry.

Our Stories

Elise is loving life since moving into her new independent living unit in Southern Tasmania. Watch her story here.