Holiday Services

The Christmas break is nearly here and doesn’t every single one of us need it!

As we all start making our preparations for the festive season, we wanted to share with you our service changes over the holiday period.

We hope you and your loved ones enjoy all the peace, relaxation and happiness the holidays offer and look forward to seeing you very soon.

And, for those in Geelong, don’t forget you can have your gifts beautifully wrapped by our volunteers while supporting our local recreation programs. Find times and locations here.

All Gateways Support Services offices will close at 3.30pm on Thursday 24 December for the Christmas break and reopen at 8.30am on Monday 4 January. Therapy, Parent Support, Support Coordination and Plan Management Financial Administration services will also be closed during this time.

Individual Support and Recreation

Individual Support will continue over the break for services booked prior to December 23, 2020.

All recreation programs – including online – close after the Christmas parties, with holiday programs commencing on Tuesday 5 January.

At this stage, camps will not run in January 2021.

Getaway House, Warrnambool

Getaway House is closed from Thursday 24 December until  Monday 4 January for respite participants.

Gateways Gardening

The Gateways Gardening crew will be closed for the main Christmas public holidays. They will then take a break from Thursday 31 December until Monday 1 February.

Parent Support – Geelong

The last Healthy Mums walking group for 2020 will be on Tuesday 8 December. In 2021 the group will move to Mondays with the first session for the year at 9:30am Monday 8 February.

All other groups will resume face-to-face sessions in February:

  • ASD Parent Support and Learning – 1st Tuesday of each month during term, 10-11.30am starting Tuesday 2 February
  • ADHD Parent Support – 2nd Tuesday of each month during term, 10-11.30am starting Tuesday 9 February
  • NDIS Parent Connect – 3rd Tuesday of each month during term, 10-11.30am starting Tuesday 16 February
  • Down Syndrome Parents Connect – 4th Tuesday of each month during term, 10-11.30am starting Tuesday 23 February

News, updates and resources will continue to be shared in the private Gateways Parent Support Facebook group


For any other inquiries specific to your location, please call your nearest Gateways Support Services office.

Best wishes and happy holidays from all of us here at Gateways Support Services!

Geelong (Head Office)
03 5221 2984
12-14 Thompson Rd
North Geelong,
Western Melbourne
03 9396 1111
77 Droop St
03 9749 7388
3 Princes Highway
03 5562 8271
171 Lava Street