- 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.
Karingal announces new CEO
International business leader and former
Geelong resident Mike McKinstry, has been appointed Karingal's next
Chief Executive Officer, and will officially take over the role
when current CEO Daryl Starkey, retires in late
Karingal announces new CEO
Karingal is pleased to announce international business leader
and former Geelong resident Mike McKinstry as Karingal's next Chief
Executive Officer. Pictured: Mike McKinstry
Creativity on show at KarnivART
More than 60 artists from the Geelong, Surf Coast, Rosebud and
Warrnambool regions who have a disability or history of mental
illness displayed their artwork in the annual Karingal KarnivART
exhibition which was launched at a packed house on May 6 at
Karingallery in Geelong. Pictured: Kristen Waugh with her
artwork 'Book of Dogs' - Winner of Karnivart '15
Yarn n Yakka for Indigenous job seekers
Twenty four Gold Coast Indigenous job seekers began the new
Indigenous job preparation and training initiative Yarn n Yakka
following the program launch on May 8 in Coolangatta,
Queensland. Pictured: The Yarn n Yakka launch in
Karingal in pole position
Karingal has stamped itself as a perennial winner at the 2015
Red Hill Show in the Best Decorated Totem Pole competition,
scooping the pool yet again. Karingal took out first, second and
third in the novelty event, with Horticulture the triumphant
Helping build careers in non-traditional trades
Plumbing, cabinet making and joinery, bricklaying, turf
management and painting were just some of the trades 100 year nine
girls from schools across Geelong sampled on April 28 at the 2015
Karingal BacLinks Girls' Big Day Out. Pictured: Melissa
from Surf Coast Secondary College in the Bricklaying
Karingal Foundation Gala Dinner
Friday, 7 August, 2015, 7:00 PM
The Karingal Foundation Gala Dinner will be a splendid night of celebration and entertainment. Hosted by iconic broadcaster and author Derek Guille the evening will pay tribute to Daryl Starkey, Karingal's retiring CEO.
Brain Injury Awareness Week Film Festival
Tuesday, 18 August, 2015
During Brain Injury Awareness Week, the ABI Education Project will be running a five-night film festival to raise awareness about ABI across the Geelong community. The film festival will be held Tuesday, August 18 - Saturday, August 22.
Brain Injury Awareness Week Community Forum and Expo
Tuesday, 18 August, 2015, 10:00 AM
As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week Geelong, the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and the Australian Injury and Disability Insurance Network (AIDIN) are running a Community Forum and an expo.
Tuesday, August 18
10am – 1pm
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