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Property Maintenance

Knox City Council provides an integrated range of home support services for people who are frail, older and/or have a disability and their carers.

Council's Property Maintenance service aims to provide basic, practical assistance to maintain a safe and secure home environment that assists Knox residents to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, and to live as independently as possible.

It is a 'handyman' service which can assist with minor tasks to assist a client's mobility and safety in the home. Please note that we cannot assist with trade works such as electrical or plumbing.

Our Property Maintenance services include:

  • Installation of rails and ramps to assist with access and mobility (Occupational Therapist referral required)
  • Raising or lowering of chairs and other furniture
  • Shower and bath fittings, such as hand showers
  • Window and door locks
  • Cleaning gutters (single story - subject to working at height restrictions)
  • Replacing tap washers
  • Replacing light globes and smoke detector batteries
  • Various other tasks related to safety in the home

Please note that the service does not include any gardening, lawn mowing or window cleaning.

Those who may be eligible:

  • Access to the Property Maintenance Service is subject to an assessment in your home prior to service being provided.
  • Services are provided after taking into account eligibility, assessed need and available resources. All materials are provided 'at cost', and the cost of labour is dependent upon income.

For more information

To find out more about our Property Maintenance service, please contact the Active Ageing and Disability Services department on 9298 8345.

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