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About Us

We are a local, not-for-profit organisation offering the full range of in-home, social, and respite support services to encourage people to live independently. 


About RangeCare


Our Locations

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Our History

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About RangeCare

Blackall Range Care Group Ltd, now trading as RangeCare was established in 1986.  We offer the full range of in-home, social and respite support services to encourage people to live independently. We are a local, not-for-profit organisation:

  • serving more than 2,000 clients

  • employing more than 150 local workers and

  • engaging more than 180 volunteers.

As well as providing a full suite of in-home and respite services, RangeCare can also arrange subsidised mowing and home maintenance programs, home modification services, and allied health care services such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, and professional counselling.


Our Locations

Open: 8:30-4:30

360-362 Flaxton Drive

Flaxton, Queensland 4560

Open: 8:30-4:30

36 Doolan Street

Nambour, Queensland 4560

Open: 9:30-1:30

17B Bean Street

Maleny, Queensland 4552


Open: 8:30-4:30

24 Barter Street

Gympie, Queensland 4570


Our History

RangeCare: an abbreviated history

  • NDC was formed in 1984 to provide community services.

  • In 1986 the Montville Care Group was formed. The objectives of the Group were to assist elderly people in Flaxton and Montville to maintain their independence, and to help their families in times of crisis. Initial services provided included a comfort group for special support, someone to talk to on the telephone, maintenance of lawns and odd jobs, nursing care, drivers to medical facilities, and Meals on Wheels in the Montville area.​

  • In 1991 the group became the Blackall Range Care Group and expanded its services along the length of the Blackall Range from Mapleton to Maleny.

  • At the time we had 6 staff members and volunteers who operated in Nambour (NDC).

  • ​Then in 1995 the Group received a grant to build a Day Respite Centre (The Care Cottage), and Mrs Patricia Rowe was appointed as the first full-time paid Coordinator. At the same time, the Nambour centre was moved to Doolan Street and a clubhouse for the Young Ones was added with the help of the Apex club.  

  • On March 21st, 1996 The Range Care Flaxton Cottage was officially opened.

  • ​ In 1998 the first BRCG Maleny Office opened in a room at the Maleny Hospital

  • ​By 2000 BRCG had grown to 8 staff members who were assisted by 70 volunteers to look after more than 100 clients across the Range from Mapleton to Maleny. ​

  • ​ In 2007 Federal, State and Local governments provided funding for a new administration block and overnight respite facility which opened in 2008.

  • In 2009 NDC marked 25 years of service. 

  • In 2011 an office was built at the Maleny Hospital grounds.

  • ​September 2011 marked 25 years of service to the Blackall Range Group.

  • In 2017 RangeCare went from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee.

  • RangeCare opened its first op shop in May 2018, which relies on the generosity of the local community to donate quality goods.

  • ​In 2018 RangeCare merged with Nambour & District Care, and as a result, is now servicing clients all over the Sunshine Coast.

  • In 2021 RangeCare received funding to open a Day and Overnight Respite Centre and provide home care packages in the Gympie community.

  • RangeCare was an award recipient of the 2021 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Services State Awards (QLD winner) and the National Award.


Learn more about our Social Support Services

The team at RangeCare is here to help you navigate the wide range of in-home services and support programs we have available to our local community. 

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Your donation will help us go the extra mile in delivering kind, compassionate, and reliable in-home, respite, and social support services within our community.

What Our Clients Say...

It is more than three years since we joined Rangecare and I want to thank everyone who does something for us. The people who answer the phone and those who deliver meals and take us to Doctors etc. You treat us with dignity, with a happy smile on your faces. We appreciate everything you do for us. The Rangecare Family make life so much easier especially with us not having family close by. We look forward to hearing the doorbell and seeing you. You are here for us on good days and the bad days. We should tell you more often and not take you for granted. 
So a big THANK YOU to everyone from us both.

Ray & Shirley

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