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Home Maintenance

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What is Home Maintenance?

The aim of this service is to provide basic, practical assistance to maintain a safe and secure home environment.

It is a 'handyperson' service for minor tasks such as the replacement of light globes, tap washers, smoke detectors, gutter cleaning, and minor repairs such as windows, doors, handles, etc. The Home Maintenance programme is not able to assist with jobs that require the skills of a qualified tradesperson, e.g. plumber or electrician.

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

We have a separate service for more complex home modifications which require a specialised functional assessment of the client to be undertaken by an Occupational Therapist. See here for Home Modifications.

How to access our services

If you are over 65 years of age (over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) please call the Australian Government My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit

Translated information is also available on the My Aged Care website in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Maltese, Macedonian and Russian.

Translation and Interpreter Services are available by calling 131 450 (TIS National). Ask TIS to telephone Knox City Council on (03) 9298 8000.

If you are under 65 years of age (under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) please visit In-Home Services for people under 65.

Helpful links

Our commitment to you

Information for clients: client rights and responsibilities, fees and accounts, service changes, our staff and volunteers, advocacy, compliments and complaints, and your privacy.

Other useful information for seniors: including regarding carers, transport assistance, elder abuse, disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) support.

Useful info for LGBTIQ+ seniors


This service is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit for more information.

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