Short Term Accommodation (STA)

What is Short Term Accommodation

Short Term Accommodation (STA) funding is for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home. It covers the cost of your care while away from your home for up to 14 days at a time.

Respite can be used for yourself and your carer or for your family who may need a short-stay holiday while you are cared for in the family home. As well, it can be used when your usual carers aren’t available or for you to trial independent living before venturing out on your own permanently.

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KARE support transport


KARE can offer a wide range of services during your stay with us and best of all you can usually choose where you would like to stay. In addition to assistance with personal care and transport, there are a wide range of activities our support workers can take you to and/or do with you.

These include lots of capacity building activities like attending one of the many theme parks, fishing, cooking/baking, arts & crafts, tours, libraries and so much more…

The possibilities are endless! So come and enjoy the fun 😊

Things To Do

Situated on the lovely Gold Coast, you will be minutes away from beaches, theme parks and lots of places in between for kids to have fun. Shopping options are aplenty with multiple major shopping precincts situated across the coast.

There are a wide range of places within 5-10 minutes walking distance of our STA house, including:


Woolworths and shopping village with a wide range of dining options


General Practice clinic and pharmacy


Parks and playgrounds


Tavern & Fast food outlets – within 5 mins drive


Local theme parks – Dreamworld & Whitewater World, Movieworld, Wet‘n’Wild – 10 mins drive


Gameover GC – 12 mins drive


Coomera Westfield shopping centre – lots of shopping and food options only 8 mins drive

If you want to try new activities, the Gold Coast is the place to do it!



You may not need to add funding for short term accommodation into your plan. You can choose to use your Core budget on supports like STA if it helps you pursue your goals.

If your circumstances change and you need short term accommodation, you can ask for a plan reassessment (review) to ensure there is allocated funding in your plan. NDIS can include additional funding to your plan to cover STA if it’s reasonable and necessary.

To learn more about STA, ask your Support Coordinator, LAC, or planner at your next planning meeting.

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