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Carers SA

Carers SA is the peak body representing and advocating on behalf of unpaid Carers throughout South Australia.

Carers SA is a not-for-profit incorporated association with a mixed income base including funding by the SA and Australian Governments. Carers SA is part of a national network of Carers Associations and a member of Carers Australia, the recognised national peak body representing and advocating on behalf of family and friend Carers throughout Australia.

With one in every nine Australians caring for a family member or friend, Carers SA is committed to providing a range of services to support Carers in their caring role.

Carers SA is committed to working with communities and stakeholders to raise awareness about Carers, the services available and how to access support.

Vision and mission

Carers SA’s vision is for Carers SA to be the first choice organisation for Carers, community, government and media to engage on practical support, policy and education matters related to Carers.

Carers SA’s mission is to 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 the government.

How Carers SA can help

Anyone, Anytime Can Become A Carer

If you provide personal care, support and/or assistance to family or friends who have:

  • A disability
  • A mental illness
  • Dementia
  • A long term health condition
  • An illness that is terminal
  • An alcohol or drug related problem or
  • Someone who is frail due to age

Then you are a Carer and you can access the support services that Carers SA offers.

People become Carers in different ways. Sometimes they start helping someone out bit by bit. Sometimes it happens suddenly, because of an accident or illness. Carers can be any age. Parents, grandparents, partners, siblings, children, friends and neighbours may all take on a caring role at some point in their life.

To find out more, contact Carers SA via the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 or visit

Information / help lines

  • Call Carers SA via the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) to speak to an experienced staff member about Carer supports and services.
  • Carers SA via the Carer Gateway offers Emergency Respite support and is available after hours to assist Carer 24/7. Call 1800 422 737 in an emergency. This is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service.

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Last reviewed: January 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions – Carers SA

Who is a Carer? A Carer is a someone who provides personal care, support, and/or assistance to family, friends or neighbours who have A disability A mental illnes Dementia A long term health condition An illness that is terminal An alcohol or drug related dependence or Someone who is frail due to age Support and assistance could include things such as Emotional support Grocery shopping Preparing meals Administering medicine Personal care or Paying bills A Carer is not a paid support worker

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Young Carer Services – Carers SA

Young Carers Play Do you regularly help out and support a person who requires ongoing care? This person could be a parent, partner, child, sibling, relative or friend who has a disability, is elderly or frail, has a mental or physical illness

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Our Services – Carers SA

Anyone, Anytime Can Become A Carer Carers SA is a state-wide organisation, with skilled and professional staff working across country and metropolitan South Australia

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Carer Support Planning – Carers SA

To help us understand your needs we use the Carer Support Planning process

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Emergency Respite – Carers SA

Emergency Respite offers support if you are experiencing an urgent or unplanned event that temporarily impacts your ability to care for your family member or friend

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Brochures – Carers SA

Child and Young Person Safety Policy – Easy Read Tailored Support Packages Peer Groups Emergency Respite Coaching Counselling Supporting Decision Making – A Guide for People Living with Dementia, Family Members and Carers Census Carer Information Carers SA Child Safety Young Carer Brochure First Nations Carers A Guide to Writing your Carer Statement for the NDIS Carers SA Brochure Introducing Carers SA LGBTQIA+ Are You A Grandparent Are You A Young Carer Carers SA – Compliments Complaints & Comments Policy (Easy Read) Carers SA Code of Conduct – Easy Read

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