Home maintenance & inspections

Our affordable Home Maintenance Service is designed to improve the safety and accessibility of home environment, so frail aged and people with an intellectual or physical disability can enjoy their independence. Our home maintenance service is for residents who need it most. Priority will be given to jobs that reflect this.

Home maintenance refers to general repair and care of a client’s home or yard, including:

  • installation of smoke alarms and battery replacement
  • bathroom/toilet modifications e.g. grab rails, handheld shower hoses, shower stools, shower benches, transfer benches
  • access modifications e.g. ramps, hand-rails, construction of easy step pathways, rails at entrance and internally
  • changing of light bulbs
  • building of raised garden boxes which are accessible to people with physical limitation
  • minor repairs to fly screens and windows, door handles and doors
  • minor repairs to gates or latches
  • basic pruning for safe access (pruning plants that overhang footpaths or block driveways).

Our home maintenance does not include:

  • lawn mowing
  • repairs to hot water services
  • replacement of spouting
  • garden makeovers
  • electrical or plumbing work which require tradesman’s skills
  • pest control, except laying out bait
  • furniture or rubbish removal.

A minimal hourly fee will apply, plus cost of materials and tip charges for rubbish removal, if applicable. To find out more, call 9243 8806.

Eligibility and access

The program is for people aged 65 years and older (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness) who need assistance to continue living at home.

To find out if you are eligible, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or online at myagedcare.gov.au/.

If you need assistance accessing My Aged Care or have questions about our services, please contact us on 9243 8701. We’re happy to help!

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 6:08 AM