CHSP Home Maintenance

What is Home Maintenance?

Home maintenance services assist clients to maintain their home in a safe and habitable condition.  Examples of home maintenance funded under the program include:

  • Install/replace smoke alarms and/or their batteries
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Minor carpentry work (repairs to doors, locks, cupboards etc)
  • Re-mesh window and door fly screens
  • Install perspex door shields on screen doors
  • Minor repairs to toilets
  • Repair and replace taps
  • Electrical work including installation and maintenance of ceiling fans, light switches, hot water systems, stoves and power points.

All work must be authorised by LifeTec and we do not offer emergency maintenance services.


Program Contribution

LifeTec is funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) to provide home maintenance services to eligible seniors.  Under this program clients only pay for the cost of materials.  All labour costs are subsidised by LifeTec.


Who Can Apply?

Under the CHSP LifeTec can provide assistance with home maintenance to eligible seniors, who are frail older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and who have difficulty doing everyday tasks.  Eligible persons must live within the Townsville local government area.

Ineligible people are those persons who are:

  • Public housing tenants; or
  • Tenants renting from providers who receive funding to provide appropriate accommodation for people with a disability; or
  • Where the modifications are considered to be the responsibility of the property owner or as part of the tenancy agreement; or
  • People who are eligible to receive modifications through other programs such as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs; or
  • In palliative care; or
  • Carers of the people listed above
Application Process

To apply for assistance with home maintenance contact LifeTec on 1800 996 887 or email

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