NDIS Short Term Accommodation

Short Term Accommodation

Empowering the Communities of Sunshine Coast and Dubbo with NDIS funded STA Services

At Shine, we understand how important it is to have access to short term accommodation (STA) when you need it. Whether it’s planned or used for emergencies, STA with Shine can provide you with a safe and secure place to stay from one night up to 14 days. 

Understanding NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA)

Relax, refresh & recharge with short term accommodation

At Shine Social and Communities, we understand that while care can be rewarding, it is also both emotionally and physically demanding – for everyone. That’s why, Shine Social are proud to offer comprehensive respite services in Sunshine Coast and Dubbo.

Our respite services go beyond just offering relief; they are designed to create a nurturing environment that promotes balance and rejuvenation. We aim to ensure that you make the most of your time away from home and leave our care feeling revitalised and rejuvenated. 

As a team of specialised STA providers, we understand that taking a break from your regular routine can mean something different for everybody. We work closely with you to create a personalised experience for your stay. We will help you choose the right accommodation for your needs, and develop a support plan that is tailored to your individual goals. 

Shine participants utilizing individual support services during their STA

Tailored NDIS Short Term Accommodation Services

How We Make a Difference

Shine’s NDIS Short Term Accommodation services are available for individuals on the NDIS. Shine aims to support each individual to reach their full potential. We provide holistic care and a range of services that includes health and wellbeing, nutrition and cooking, medication support, personal care, social activities and medical appointments.

Personal Care

We are here to assist with personal care activities for daily living, promoting your independence and dignity.

Meal Prep & Cooking

We ensure that your dietary preferences and requirements are met, making each dining experience a delightful one!


Whether it's medical appointments, outings, or social activities, our transportation services have got you covered.

Social Activities

From group events to one-on-one interactions, engage in a vibrant community and enriching social activities.

Medical Support

We offer on time medication support and provide the necessary support for healthcare needs.

Respite & Short-Term Accommodation

Everyone needs a break sometimes, Shine has you covered

We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience during your stay. Our staff are warm and welcoming, and we are always here to help you in anyway we can. Our goal is to provide authentic person-centered supports that are enjoyable and appropriate for the level of support you require with staff of your preference.

Unlock the Power of Choice & Control

Choice and control are two of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to respite and short term accommodation. 

We understand that it’s important for our participants to feel empowered when it comes to choosing the provider of choice, kind of activities, meals and accommodation you or your loved one receives.

That is why we are proud to provide a variety of options tailored to individual needs and goals. 

An Unforgettable Stay, Tailored Just for You.

A successful short term accommodation stay is all about the little details! Shine will work with you to create a tailored individual support program to ensure your stay with us is as memorable as possible. 

We specialise in assisting you to participate in choosing the location and style of your accommodation, your preferred meal plan and choice of activities that is as busy or relaxing as you would like it to be for the duration of your stay. 

No Out of Pocket Expenses For Quality Care.

We understand that as a participant, you want quality services that are value for money. Our service is all inclusive of accommodation, meals and activities during your stay. 

Our team of dedicated staff are committed to providing you with exceptional support, making sure all your needs are taken care of and giving you the best possible experience during your time with us. 

Short-Term Accommodation Sunshine Coast

Our STA Accommodation

Mooloolaba Apartment

3 bedroom private bathrooms.
Fully equipped Kitchen Complex pool, spa  , BBQ and gym
1 min distance to the beach , Mooloolaba esplanade and everything the famous Mooloolaba Beach has to offer

Coolum Beach Townhouse

3 bedroom with private bathrooms
Complex pool, BBQ, private courtyard.
Short 3 minute walk to the beach, shops and Coolum life. 

Leading STA Providers Sunshine Coast

What our people say

But don't just take our word for it - hear what our customers
have to say about their experiences with Shine!

Excellent, caring, thoughtful support staff, who act in the client’s best interests no matter what issues/challenges are thrown their way.

Shine SC have supported my intellectually disabled daughter to live independently. My experience with Shine SC has been exceptional. Shine SC found suitable people for my daughter to live with, assist with looking for and applying for homes and now provides support in the home

Group activity participants with Shine Social on a boat

STA Services When You Need It Most

Get the support you need With in home & emergency STA services.

Emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why we offer in-home and out-of-home Emergency Short-Term Accommodation (STA) services to provide immediate support when you need it most.

Our STA packages are designed to be flexible and responsive to your changing needs. We can provide support for as long as you need it, and we can adjust our services as needed. 

Trust Shine to be your partner in times of need, providing not only immediate solutions but also a compassionate approach to support you through challenging moments. Contact us today to learn more about our Emergency Short-Term Accommodation services and how we can assist you during unforeseen circumstances.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The main difference between Short-Term Accommodation/ respite and Supported Independent Living is the level of individual support provided. STA provides a short break and support services to help with daily living tasks, while SIL provides ongoing over-arching support and assistance to help individuals live independently, make new friends and learn new skills.

With short term accommodation, the primary focus is on providing a caring role in assistance with day-to-day tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, and social activities, while SIL offers more comprehensive support to help individuals learn and build the skills they need to live independently. 

Additionally, Short Term Accommodation is designed as a short stay option, while SIL is intended to be a more long-term solution.

STA funding is sourced from the Core supports of your NDIS plan for eligible NDIS participants, after it has been developed with input from yourself, a family member/carer, and either a Support Coordinator or Plan Manager.

Shine SC adheres to the NDIS guidelines for expenses to ensure transparency and cost-effectiveness.

Shine SC will work with you and/or your representative to create a personalised package that aligns with your goals and requirements.

After this, we will provide you and/or your local area coordinator, and/or plan manager with a quote. Once the quote is approved, we will send you a service agreement.

There is a chance that some out-of-pocket expenses may occur for Short Term Accommodation, but we will be completely transparent during the process. While we strive to create a cost-effective STA that also provides flexibility of choice and control, there may be unique requests that fall outside the scope. However, rest assured that we will support you throughout the entire process.

No, it is not necessary for Short Term Accommodation to be provided in your hometown. The location of your choice can be considered for providing STA services.


Yes, we can arrange for you to be picked up and dropped off during your Short Term Accommodation. However, please note that the cost of transport may incur additional charges under the NDIS funding transport line item or may need to be paid out of pocket. We will explain this clearly during the consultation meeting.

Our short term accommodation support services are available in both the Sunshine Coast and Dubbo.

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