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Take a well-deserved break in your home away from home.


It’s so important for you and your loved ones to take a step back at times to relax and recharge. Our short-term accommodation is perfect for that well-deserved downtime you need. Kick back and unwind with Great Mates in our beautiful homes – designed for fun times, ultimate relaxation and lasting memories.


  • A space to thrive and be you.
  • An opportunity to discover new things, new places and new people.
  • A community where you can meet and build lifelong relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
  • A pillar of support from trained industry professionals who care.
  • A South East Queensland destination close to beautiful parks, stunning beaches, local attractions, events and much more. Coming soon to NSW and Melbourne!


Everyone needs a break from time to time. We get it, and we’re all for it. With Great Mates, you’ll be able to enjoy this time in your own home with our support, or as a short-stay in one of our homes (with other people). We’ll take care of your needs while you’re holiday-ing with us and organise a fun range of activities so you head home with great memories of your time with us.


What is Short-term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA)?

Short-term accommodation is funding in your plan for support and accommodation for a short time away from your usual home. It covers the cost of your care in another place for up to 14 days at a time.

How do you get STAA funding in your plan?

Like all things in the NDIS, you’ll only receive funding for STAA in your plan if it’s deemed reasonable and necessary for you. But don’t worry! If your plan doesn’t mention STAA, you can still choose to use your core budget for this support as long as it assists with meeting your goals.

What are my options for STAA?

At Great Mates, we have beautiful homes throughout South East Queensland and soon NSW and Melbourne that are perfect for your short-term stays. Only a short drive from great parks and stunning beaches, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rest and relax. If the idea of this tickles your fancy, chat with us to get started!

What are the benefits of STAA?

There are so many benefits! Getting away from home for a bit gives you the opportunity to:

  • meet new people and try new things
  • enjoy a change of scenery
  • step outside your comfort zone
  • de-stress and recharge
  • increase your independence.

It also means you get a break from your routine and your informal carers (like your family and mates) get some time for themselves.  We know that taking a break can be beneficial for you and your support network because some time to refresh and relax helps maintain positive relationships. It also means you’ll have something new to chat about when you see each other again!

Have questions or keen for a short holiday with us? We’d love to help. Follow the prompts below to make an enquiry using our online form.

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