Support, guidance & advice for todays primary carers
This year we celebrate National Carers Week 16 – 22 October 2022. It is a week to recognise and celebrate our 2.65 million carers across Australia who provide care and support to a family member or friend.
About Carers and National Carers Week
Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged – anyone at any time can become a carer.
National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and coordinated with the assistance and participation of the National Carer Network.
This year, the theme for the week is ‘Millions of reasons to care’. This theme aims to broaden the communities understanding of the caring role, increase carer identification and provide the community with more reasons to care about carers.
To learn more visit the National Carers Week website.
Find an event near you here.
Summer 2023 Out Now
Care & Ageing Well Expo Melb 2024
Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. Call Carer Gateway for support and access to services, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time.
Assistance with accessing emergency respite is available any time, 24/7.
Our Carer Associations partnerships puts the ACG into the hands of more primary carers
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme
Making the Decision: Is It Time for Your Elders to Move?
Live the Life You Please
Ita Buttrose – Caring, Community & Compassion