A family carer is a person providing unpaid care of someone that has a disability, is frail or aged, has a mental illness, has a chronic or life-limiting illness or has an alcohol or other drug issue. There are over 85,000 family carers in Tasmania.
Carers Tasmania has offices in Moonah, Burnie and Launceston.
Carers Tasmania is the Peak Body for family and friend carers in the state. They are part of a national network of carer associations that raise awareness and influence change on behalf of carers nationally.
Vision and mission
Carers Tasmania’s vision is for an Australia that values and supports carers.
Their mission is to work to improve the health, well-being, resilience, and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community, and the government.
How Carers Tasmania can help
Care2Serve work directly with carers to understand their situation and needs and establish a personalised Carer Support Plan. Once this plan has been completed, carers can access supports including peer support sessions, emergency respite, one-off financial support, and counselling.
Information / help lines
- Call 03 6144 3700 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST to speak to Carers TAS
- Call 1800 422 737 Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm AEST to speak to Care2Serve