What is Short Term Accommodation (STA)?

Short Term Accommodation (STA), sometimes known as respite, is a great opportunity for people living with a disability to have a break from their daily routine with the support of highly skilled staff in purpose-built accommodation.

Life Without Barriers’ STAs are inclusive and enjoyable places for all short stays. We offer a range of services designed to meet each person's individual needs, while also incorporating engaging activities to build skills to promote independence and the chance to meet new people.

We have a number of STA houses across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia with more coming in other states and territories.

Our priority is ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for every person we support, so both guests and their families enjoy a well-earned short break.

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About our houses

You can take a guided tour of our houses before confirming your stay. Our respite and STA:

  • Have 24/7 staffing services
  • Provide a range of stay options which can include hourly, overnight, day, weekend, holiday or longer period stays
  • Prioritise each individual’s needs, including matching personalities and ages to ensure they enjoy their stay
  • Give guests a chance to learn new skills, participate in community activities and make new friends

Meet some of the people we support

Kathleen, Maree, Matthew and Richard tell us why they like to visit Devonshire Road, one of Life Without Barriers STAAs for people with disabilities.

Our short-term respite centres

Our short-term respite, STA, services are the perfect home away from home for people with a disability to enjoy a weekend escape or a holiday destination for longer stays. Our friendly staff accommodate your individual needs and requirements, including matching personalities and ages to ensure you enjoy your stay with us.

Find our current list of fun and inclusive respite homes across Australia below.

How do I apply for STA?

You need an NDIS plan to stay in one of our STA properties.

You can be referred by support coordinators, disability service providers, local community organisations, or your GP. Self-referral is also an option. An individual needs assessment will be completed on application.

Respite rates will be charged as per the NDIS price guide. We can help you understand the Short Term Accommodation (STA) funding in your NDIS plan. This is funded under the Core Supports – Assistance with Daily Life in your plan.

We’d love for you to get in touch with us to discuss what you are looking for and how we can support you.

Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS price guide, which generally increases annually.

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