My Time Away

0021-Mosaic-My-Time-AwayMy Time away offers a variety of fun flexible respite and social activity options through the following programs:

Centre Based Respite

• Children’s (5-18) and Adult’s (18-65) overnight centre based respiteThis respite model aims to assist children, young people and adults to remain living within their home and local community by providing you with a centre-based short-term break. If you and your family are looking for a break on weekdays and/or weekends in a centre based environment this may be what you are looking for. Respite is Fun, Flexible and Family orientated.  

There are two units on site. Unit 1 caters to the needs of children and young people with disabilities aged 5-18 years and Unit 2 caters to the needs of adults with disabilities aged 18-65 years.

You and your family will be involved in the planning and preparation of your stay at respite. This will mean telling us all about you and your interests and how we can plan your stay to be:

Fun, Flexible and Family orientated.  

We would like your stay to be relaxing and enjoyable and offer you the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including:

  • movie and theatre nights
  • cooking
  • fishing, football and cricket
  • concerts and shows
  • BBQ in the park
  • museums, zoo, markets and national parks
  • art projects
  • dining out

By choosing to stay with us for a few nights or a weekend you will have the opportunity to meet new friends, take part in fun activities, build your independence and skills.

Come and be part of the fun.

Eligibility to access the service is determined by The Gateway Services or NDIS which provides a point of entry to our service.

Alternatively if you are seeking some fun Social Time on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, this could be the program for you. Social Time also provides after school support for teenagers and runs the popular young women’s group.

Break Away

• Weekends Away – travelling to holiday destinations around Tasmania

• Mini Breaks – Staying in the local Hobart area

• Social Safari – Out and about with friends – Friday evenings and Saturdays

• Kids ROC (Reaching Our Community) – Saturday Activities for 5-12 year olds

• Saturday Teen Scene – Saturday Activities with 13-18 year olds

• SWAG (Saturday Women’s Arts Group) creative activities within a social environment

After School Activities

Weekdays for high school


Here is a message that we received from a friend of a family member that accesses respite.

“I received a message from my friend tonight, her daughter Litiani is now accessing respite.

She says; Just letting you know I am super impressed with the staff at STAR and Litiani loves what she calls respike!!!

No other service comes close at this point of our journey.

Well done to you and your team Darryleen, Gaye has had a huge struggle accessing the most appropriate service for Litiani and it appears we have met the brief.

Love your work!!!”

Forms available for download for existing clients:

Clothing & Personal Spending

Clothing and personal spending checklist
Medication Chart
PRN Medication Form

For more information on our My Time Away program please call 6244 9444