Supporting people with acquired brain injury and their families

Great Break Respite

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Headway Gippsland's respite program is funded by the Department of Human Services to give family carers a break while we provide recreational activities for people with disabilities. The program schedules one day activity or one over-night activity per month with two staff and up to ten participants enjoying a variety of activities.


Most costs are covered by State and Federal Government funding. This allows financially disadvantaged families to join the program.

Who Can Participate?

Any person with a disability is welcome to join the outings depending on vacancies and Headway Gippsland's entry requirements. Priority is given on a needs basis including any eligible person who has not accessed the program before.

Activities Include:

  • nature walks and guided tours
  • visits to floral and music festivals
  • visits to museums and galleries
  • train rides and river cruises
  • craft shows and markets
  • concerts, plays and movies
  • adventure trips such as archery, canoeing, flying fox, bush walks, horse riding and kayaking
  • restaurants and BBQs.


For more information and to book a Great Break, please contact the Headway Gippsland Office at:

Shop 2, 55 Lloyd Street,
Moe, VIC 3825

Phone: (03) 5127 7166
Toll Free: 1800 452 452

Positive Outcomes From The Great Break Program

  • Strong friendships formed.
  • Socially isolated and financially disadvantaged families able to access the program.
  • Excellent group dynamics.
  • High participation rates by consumers in activities and planning the program.
  • Respite for family carers.
  • Improved community acceptance of people with ABI and disabilities.

Supporting Older Carers-Direct

Supporting Older Carers-Direct provides flexible respite options for family carers aged over 60 years and caring for a child with an Acquired Brain Injury aged over 40 years in the carer's home.