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Multicultural Respite Program

GMS is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing for the provision of the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP). Our Multicultural Respite Care Program offers support to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds residing in Gippsland who care for an aged family member by providing assistance to the primary carer and the family member being cared for so they can remain for as long as possible at home.


  • Gippsland Multicultural Services employs a team of trained multilingual Direct Carers to provide in-house care, which may be used during the week for regular periods, one off as needed or overnight or weekend respite.
  • Those caring for their home bound relatives can have a break from their role as the primary care givers and undertake other activities on a regular basis or fulfill personal and social commitments. 
  • Every effort is made to recruit bi-lingual carers who can speak the family member’s own language, and is familiar with their culture and able to meet their care needs in a responsive and flexible way.


For more information contact us by email with the subject of Aged Services Manager:

Email:  GMS

Phone:  03 5133 7072