Runaway Bay Day Respite Centre

The Ozcare Day Respite Centre in Runaway Bay is a supportive, friendly environment for seniors, adults with a disability, and those in the community who feel isolated or lonely. Enjoy group and individual activities designed to allow friendships to blossom and support your independence, with assistance from our trained and caring staff.

Carers’ meetings are held monthly with guest speakers and morning tea. A monthly newsletter and program provides information and the month’s activities.

Physical activities include: gentle exercises, Tai Chi, Yoga, indoor games, billiards, kelly pool, carpet bowls, ten-pin bowling, dancing, movement to music, outdoor games, croquet, mini golf, bocce, and more.

Mental stimulation activities include: craft, word games, puzzles, group quizzes (scattegories, family feud), board games (train dominoes, cards, canasta, euchre, 500, cribbage, sequence, rummy kub), reading, access to technology such as computers, and more.

Social activities include: discussion groups, reading groups, concerts, school groups, guest presenters, product/trade demonstrations, outings, and more.

Other activities include:

  • Art events and painting classes
  • Theme days
  • Outings for BBQs and picnics
  • Pet therapy
  • Visiting speakers and entertainers

Activities are designed to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or impairment. We also provide access to allied health services for those who are Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) clients.

The cost of your care depends on your eligibility for government subsides. The coordinator will discuss this with you when you enquire. The daily fee includes:

  • Care
    Assistance with mobility, meals, personal care, medication, participation in activities, and toileting
  • Meals
    Morning tea and a two course lunch are provided, which cater for all dietary needs. We can also provide you
    with afternoon tea and assistance to eat if required
  • Transport
    Door to door transport with wheelchair access is available, subject to availability. Transport home is usually
    between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. You are welcome to organise your own private transport and off-street parking is
  • Activities
    All activities are designed to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or impairment

Our preferred payment method is direct debit, which deducts fees from your nominated bank account on the day they are due. 

Ozcare Day Respite Centre – Runaway Bay, Gold Coast
344 Oxley Drive
Runaway Bay QLD 4216
P: 1800 692 273
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 7.30am - 3.30pm
Please notify us of late cancellations between 7.30am and 8.00am on the day


Jennifer Atkinson

You or your carer can call or visit the centre to enquire about vacancies. The coordinator will discuss your care needs and advise you of your eligibility, and the service's availability.

Referrals are also accepted by phone on 1800 692 273 or by our Online Referral Form.

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