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Residential Aged Care

Burrangiri Aged Care Respite Centre

1-7 Rivett Place Rivett 2611 ACT



Burrangiri Aged Care Respite Centre is an ACT health site operated by The Salvation Army Aged Care. The centre specialises in providing respite (short-term) care for older Australians. This is beneficial for both the carer and the person being cared for. The carer can take a break or attend to other tasks, while the person being cared for can enjoy a change of scene in a supported, restorative environment. It is perfect for carer respite as well as emergency respite and post hospitalisation care. 

Clients can come for just a few hours or stay for up to 3 weeks. Our model of care is holistic, flexible, and personalised. There is plenty of opportunity to socialise with other clients, participate in group or individual programs or just chill in the garden with a cup of tea and your favourite novel.  

The Centre is easy to access with public transport and is only 5 minutes’ drive away from the Cooleman Court Shopping Centre and 15 minutes from Canberra Central.

An ACAT assessment is not necessary to access our care. However, if you require an ACAT assessment, we can assist with arranging this on-site. 

Day Respite

Day Respite clients can stay with us for a few hours or for the whole day. We have a number of fun and interactive activities designed to support the health and wellbeing of our clients. Lunch and morning tea are included.

The Day Respite Centre operates Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.


Overnight Respite

Overnight respite allows 24-hour support with stays of up to 3 weeks. Each client has a fully furnished private room with own access in a single storey accommodation. Interconnecting rooms are available for couples. All meals and personal care are included.

Overnight respite clients are most welcome to join in the activities at the Day Respite at no extra cost.


  • You can book in regular, occasional, or one-off care;
  • arrange a few hours, days or weeks;
  • book in advance or at short notice (subject to availability).

We will organise a care package around your needs.

Dedicated care team of registered nurse, qualified and experienced care workers and Chaplain for spiritual support. 

Each staff member has undergone reference and security checks to ensure they are fully qualified, have the right experience and are passionate about working in the aged care sector. Emotional intelligence and sensitivity to diversity are other key factors in recruiting our people.

Meals are cooked daily onsite by a qualified chef in consultation with the dietician. The menu is rotated regularly to promote choice and take advantage of what is in season. Each meal has a selection of high protein, vegetarian and modified diet options. We also cater for special dietary and cultural requirements. Click here to view sample menu. 

Our Lifestyle Team has a calendar of activities based on feedback from clients. Trivias, gardening, art and craft, sing-alongs, armchair travels to exotic places and celebration of cultures, board games, exercises, walking groups, bus trips and the ever-popular morning teas are regular actvities. 

We offer personal care including showering, grooming and continence care (included for residential respite, and as an additional user-pay service for Day Respite). 

Access to a range of onsite facilities such as - hairdressing, laundry, library and visiting specialists. 

Access to transport, pharmacy and Allied Health services like physiotherapy, dentistry, podiatry.

We understand the importance of having a direct link to family and friends. Many of our clients own smart phones. They are most welcome to use our WIFI. Many share photos of their activities with friends at the Centre or access reading material or use their smart devices to search for information during an activity. Our staff, though not IT experts, can give some general help with technology.  

Streamlined access to The Salvation Army Aged Care's other services e.g. Home Care, Residential Care.

Payment Options

Payment can be made from a government subsidised Home Care Package (HCP), Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Department of Veteran Affairs grants or through self-funding.


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