Carers News

  • NSW Carers’ support
    The ‘Working Carers Support Gateway’
    Provides direct information in NSW for busy working carers.
    Go there
  • Carers Australia is a non-profit benevolent organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers. Carers Australia is the national peak carer organisation with eight member organisations – the Carers Associations in each State and Territory.
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  • Commonwealth Carer Respite Centres. There are over 80 Carer Respite Centres around Australia to support carers to access respite. The centres can provide:
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    • information and advice about respite options
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    • help with organising emergency or planned respite
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    • financial assistance for short-term or emergency respite when needed
      Phone 1800 059 059

  • Commonwealth Carer Resource Centres are part of the Carers Associations in each State and Territory and provide carers with information and referral on a range of community services and goverment assistance available to support them in their caring role. The centres also have eight fact sheets on topics related to caring.
    Phone 1800 242 636
  • Carer Payment and Carer Allowance. Contact Centrelink to find out about your entitlement to Carer Payment or Carer Allowance, or find more information on the Centrelink page of the YOURLifeChoices site.
    Go there
  • Red Cross HACC Carer Support
    Phone (08) 9325 5111
  • Carers’ Taskforce Australia Inc. (CTA) Aims to assist carers by raising their profile and by increasing community and government awareness.
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