Take A Break

We all need a break sometime

Carer Breaks aim to support Carer wellbeing by providing Carers with a full break from their caring role and the opportunity to strengthen their connections to their community.

Carers wishing to access Carer Breaks will need to complete eligibility criteria and an initial assessment.

Carer Breaks are provided for Carers in a range of settings including:

  • in a group setting to facilitate social connection (particularly with other Carers)
  • individual breaks – for Carers identified as most in need of an individual break and/or those who have limited or no other options to have a break away from the person they care for.

Group Activities/breaks:

  • are usually 2-5 hours in length and are where a group of Carers meet and undertake an activity together e.g. art and craft session, mindfulness session, movie meal deal etc.
  • Carers SA Staff may attend some group activities and not others.


  • include overnight (1-2 nights) accommodation, a group activity, and a main meal.

Eligible Carers will be able to access: Up to 6 Group Activities per financial year. This may include: – 1 Retreat and 5 group activities/breaks or – 6 Group activities/breaks.

Ready for a Carer Break? Contact us to find out more.


Carer Breaks are funded by the Government of South Australia – Department of Human Services.

"Words can't express how grateful I am for these 2 nights break. I'm refreshed and have recuperated."