- Social and Recreational
- Day Activities
- In-home Respite
- Out-of-home Respite
Karingal's range of respite services are designed to provide
enjoyable experiences for people with a disability and a
well-earned rest for carers. Respite is available during the day,
overnight and on weekends and can be provided through recreation
and leisure options, in your own home or at one of Karingal's
respite houses or holiday houses.
Social and Recreational
Supporting people to join in community-based social and
recreational activities while carers take time out
Educational, recreational, leisure and craft activities to suit
all abilities are offered at Karingal. These activities can be
enjoyed for a morning, afternoon or the whole day.
Carers can go out, attend to home duties or just relax while
respite support is provided in the family home.
Overnight, weekend and holiday respite is available at Karingal
houses at several locations, including Ocean Grove and
191 Melaluka Road, Leopold) provides hundreds of Geelong and
Bellarine Peninsula residents with a disability and their carers
with access to much needed respite services and is the result of
more than $100,000 in cash that was raised via the "Melaluka
Appeal" as well as an additional $4200 worth of goods and services.
Take a tour at by visiting the Melaluka
For more information and eligibility criteria, Contact Us via
Form or phone Karingal on 5249 8900.
Job seekers get Deadly
Six Indigenous job seekers from the
Broadmeadows area recently graduated from MatchWorks' Deadly Yakka
program, helping them in their journey to find sustainable ongoing
New start for Vinnie
On February 25 Karingal farewelled one of
its long time participants, Vinnie Mammoliti, as he prepares to
soon move to Bendigo to marry his fiancé and start his new
Expansion for GAP
The GeelongAccommodationProject (GAP)
will host two forums in June to help people learn more about
Karingal'saccommodationoptions. It is part of a busy period for
GAP, which has also introduced a GAP for People Living with a
Disability, which will run separate to the GAP for Families
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
KarnivART is a unique art exhibition, proudly sponsored by Technology One and City of Greater Geelong, featuring high quality artwork created by artists with a disability or a mental illness.
KarnivART 2015 will be launched on Wednesday 6th March with a cocktail event where the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open to the general public between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Thursday 7th through to Friday 29th May at Karingallery.
Entries for KarnivART 2015 are now open!
Winter Workplace Big Day Out
Thursday, 28 May, 2015, 9:00 AM
Employees from a range of local businesses and people who have disabilities will join together for an inclusive day of fun activities.
Karingal BacLinks Breakfast
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015, 7:30 AM
The BacLinks members breakfast provides an opportunity to network and engage with local businesses and professionals.
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