Caring for others
At some point during our lives, we will most likely need some type of care or support and many of us will become carers.
Are you a carer or helping someone out?
Carers are everyday people who provide unpaid and ongoing care and support to someone they know who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, end-of-life-health or who is frail.
Support for carers
Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and useful resources for carers. Search the Carer Gateway website, call 1800 422 737 or use their interactive service finder to locate your nearest carer support services.
Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a national insurance scheme that provides free or subsidised healthcare for Australians Learn more about how it works and who's eligible.
Aged care services
As you get older you may need help managing everyday activities. Find out if you are eligible for aged care services, or respite services for carers.
Caring for someone with a mental illness
Caring for a friend or family member with a mental illness can be challenging. These tips will help you look after your own mental health and access s...
Palliative care helps to improve the quality of life of people who have a life-limiting illness. Read about the range of services available.
Caring for someone with cancer
If you care for someone with cancer, here is some useful information and resources on carer roles and emotional and financial support for you.
Drugs and alcohol - how to help someone
Supporting a friend or family member who's struggling with drug or alcohol misuse is not easy. These tips and resources may help.