- 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.
Youth program graduate set to start apprenticeship
Indigenous job seeker Reagan Atkinson-Cumming has started a
diesel mechanic apprenticeship after recently completing MatchWorks
XLR8 Youth Program in Melton. The inspiring teenager has been
supporting her family after her mother passed away four years
Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work
MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he
became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres
down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49,
Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he
struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in
Warrnambool ceased business.
Building community inclusion
Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new
experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.
The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the
National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients
and their families step outside the square and try something new.
By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community
The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum 2016
Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 9:30 AM
Practical sessions on recognising elder abuse. Featuring guest speakers Gary Ferguson from Senior Rights Victoria and Kathy Day from Karingal.
Not the Winter Ball
Saturday, 25 June, 2016
This is the first time ever that the Winter Ball has NOT been held in Geelong, Australia.
When you are invited to attend a Ball, Charity Auction or other formal function, don't you often wish you didn't have to attend (for appearances sake)?
Well, now you DON'T.
Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Get all of Karingal's latest news and events straight to your inbox.