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Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak body representing family and friend carers of people with disability, chronic illness, mental health disorders and the aged. We advocate on their behalf at the national level to influence policies and support services.

Vision and mission

The chances are you will be a carer, need a carer or know a carer throughout your lifetime.

We have a vision of an Australia that values and supports the contribution that carers make both to the people they care for and to the community as a whole.

We work to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and government.

How Carers Australia can help

Through our high-level connections with government and community leaders, Carers Australia is well positioned to successfully represent and advocate on behalf of carers.

We use a combination of national advocacy programs, events and government liaison to drive change and improve the lives of family and friend carers across Australia.

Information lines / help lines

  • Carers Australia call (02) 6122 9900 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST
  • Visit Carer Gateway or call 1800 422 737 Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm AEST
  • Call 1800 242 636 to make an appointment with the National Carers Counselling Program, Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm AEST. Counselling is offered face-to-face, via telephone, email and Skype, or in a group.

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Recommended links

Last reviewed: October 2020

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Carer Gateway | Carers Australia

Carer Gateway The Australian Government has introduced a Carer Gateway website and call centre as an entry point for carers to access practical information and advice, online supports, and services in their local area

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Learn about young carer support services, access resources and share your story and opinions | Young Carers Network

The Young Carers Network is a place for young carers to learn about support services, access resources and share their story and opinions. A young carer is a person up to 25 years old who provides unpaid care to someone with a disability, a physical or mental illness, a substance dependency, or who is aged.

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What Is the NDIS? | Carers Australia

What Is the NDIS? What’s on this page Who is the NDIS for? How does the NDIS help? How does support families with disabilities? What does the NDIS fund? FAQ's The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is how the Australian Government funds the costs associated with having a disability, so that people with disabilities and their families have the supports they need

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COVID-19 Advice For Carers | Carers Australia

COVID-19 Advice For Carers As outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to occur around Australia, it’s been a challenging and anxious period for many and a sobering reminder that the pandemic is still very much part of our lives

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Young Carer Bursary | Young Carers Network

The Young Carers Bursary aims to remove the financial strain young carers frequently face while completing their study and caring roles. This is to make sure young carers have an equal opportunity to secure employment and financial security in the future. There are a limited number of bursaries available each year worth $3,000 each. Applications open in late July and are open for 6 weeks only.

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Mental health support for family, friends & carers

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