Getting help at home

The City of Unley provides services to help with basic chores both inside and outside of the home. 

Short-term help is available for those who have recently been discharged from hospital or have experienced a significant change in circumstance. In certain cases, ongoing support in the home can be arranged. 

How to apply

The first step is to register with My Aged Care 

Phone 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm) 

The process

  • When registering with My Aged Care you will be given a reference number.

  • A home assessment will most likely be required to see what level of support is needed.  

  • Local residents can include the City of Unley in their referral as their preferred service provider 

Accessing council services   

  • Once a current referral has been received the client, family, or carer will be contacted discuss options available through the City of Unley. 

  • For further information regarding home support services manage by Council, including fees and frequency, phone (08) 8372 5198

Available services 

Cleaning and tidying

Standard services 

  • General house cleaning

  • Unaccompanied and accompanied shopping

  • Laundry assistance

  • Bed making

Interior spring clean

Everyone loves doing a good clean once in a while. The Spring Clean service is designed for bigger jobs that we only do once in while, such as:

  • cleaning the tops of cupboards

  • cupboard doors

  • light fittings and window sills

  • high dusting

  • ceiling and exhaust fans

  • removal of cob webs

  • oven cleaning

  • removing curtains for washing

  • wiping bathroom tiles and shower alcoves

Window cleaning

Cleaning windows and sills is also a big job that can be difficult manage. The window cleaning service is specifically designed for interior and exterior windows and sills and may involve taking down window screens to get the job done.

Maintenance and repairs


These services aim to assist residents to maintain their independence, safety, accessibility and health and wellbeing within the home environment to ensure the home is maintained in a safe and habitable condition.

Minor home maintenance repairs and tasks available include:

  • Changing light globes

  • Replacing toilet cistern washers and tap washers

  • Replacing smoke alarm batteries and installing non-hard wired smoke alarm devices

  • Minor carpentry and fencing

  • Fly wire screen repairs

  • Gutter Cleaning


Installation of key safe boxes, magnetic door catches, grab rails and other home modifications as recommended by an Occupational Therapist.

Other tasks and repairs can be discussed at the time of request.

Garden maintenance

Basic pruning and general gardening services such as slashing, sweeping and raking are offered to improve safety and accessibility in the garden. Height limitations apply to all pruning work and service does not include lawn mowing

These services aim to contribute to resident safety and minimise hazards such as obstructed access to pathways and washing lines, possible fire hazards and the reduction of overgrowth to improve security and alleviate attraction of pests.

Some work may require an assessment to determine suitability.