ABLE ANGLERS Short Term Accommodation – STA

Short Term Accommodation – STA

Short Term Respite Services

Short Term Accommodation(or otherwise known as STA is accessible for short periods of time (up to 14 days) when a participant’s usual supports and/or accommodation cannot be accessed.

Short term accommodation also offers an opportunity for people with a disability/mental illness to meet new people and try new activities promoting and encouraging independence all while providing the opportunity for parents and informal supports to take a break or focus on other commitments.

Short Term Accomodation, Short Term Respite, STA are all variables used to describe or request these respite services.

It is extremely important to note that a STA is NOT a holiday!  The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) do not fund holidays, this is not the intended purpose of the STA funding.

Able Anglers offers STA services throughout Queensland and Interstate.  All of our short term respite trips are designed by our participants with their clear goals established in line with their NDIS plan.  This is to ensure the trip is valuable, supportive and goal driven to ensure that each participant who attends one of our short term respite trips gains the most benefit from these trips.

All STA's provided by Able Anglers include all expenses;

  • Transport
  • Support
  • Accommodation
  • Food (3 x meals a day)
  • Activities
  • Exploration & Education

A STA session generally operate 3 nights/4 days however, all of our sessions are customisable to suit a participants goals, objectives and budget.

We often find that participants and/or their informal supports need a break away and to unwind from life's day to day stressed.  This is where Able Anglers can assist participants who are Plan Managed or Self Managed.

Able Anglers are bringing new services online all of the time, from 2020, Able Anglers have been providing STA (Short Term Accomodation) | Respite Services from 4 days to 7 days away.

Some locations include;

  • Cairns & Far North Queensland
  • Hervey Bay and Surrounding Areas
  • Country Queensland Camping
  • Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Sunshine Coast, Queensland

We believe in "Reel Opportunities For Real People" and by providing services to our participants that allow them to refresh and reboot enables a better quality of life and better mental health.

To discuss your desired location, please contact us today.


"Able Anglers took me on respite leave to Cooloongatta. Despite the bad weather for the first couple of days I had a great time. The best thing about it was the freedom to do the activities at my own pace. If I wanted to do something Steve made sure it happened. I ate like a King eating whatever I wanted. The accomodation was brilliant ( 5 star ), and it was great having my own room. I would recommend Able Anglers to anyone with a Disability looking to get away fro everyday stress and try some new things in new places whilst living like a King/Queen. The hardest part was readjusting to my everyday routine upon returning home."


"I would like to thank Steve and the crew on such an awesome day. The experience was amazing all crew onboard were helpful laid back. They were very respectfully towards our clients with mental illness and disability accommodating to there needs and going above and beyond all expectations and making sure everyone was enjoying and getting the best experience possible. I would highly recommend Able Anglers and will be coming out again. I couldn't possibly thank you all enough on you efforts. 😁😎😀"