• Who we are

    Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level.

    Carers Australia recognises and values employees who have an unpaid caring responsibility and the contribution they make to the health and wellbeing of the people they care for.

    We are a Care-Inclusive Workplace!

    What we do

    Carers Australia advocates and lobbies on a wide range of issues that affect carers. We also manage the delivery of national programs, support and services for carers across Australia.

    We work in collaboration with carers, Carers Associations, government and peak bodies to develop policy, advocacy, programs and events to improve the lives of Australia’s 2.65 million carers.

  • Who is a carer?

    Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

    What does a carer do?

    Commonly, carers are responsible for the management of medications. Carers provide emotional, social or financial support. Caring may also involve helping the person they are caring for to be organised, reminding them to attend appointments and dealing with emergencies.

    Carers provide 2.2 billion hours of unpaid care per year in Australia

    There are currently 2.65 million unpaid carers in Australia

    The replacement value of the unpaid care provided is $77.9 billion per year in Australia

    287,000 primary carers provide 40 hours or more of unpaid care per week

  • Carers National News
    Carers National News – 12 April 2024

    12 April 2024

    Carers National News
    Carers National News – 28 March 2024

    28 March 2024

    Carers National News
    Carers National News – 15 March 2024

    15 March 2024

  • Submission
    Submission to the Office of the Inspector-General of Aged Care: 2024 Progress Report on the Implementation of the Aged Care Royal Commission Recommendations

    10 April 2024 – 480.88 KB

    Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Review.
    Media Release
    Peak Body disappointed by delays to new Aged Care Act

    4 April 2024 – 161.71 KB

    Media Release
    Recognising, Valuing and Supporting Unpaid Carers

    27 March 2024 – 195.11 KB

    Carers Australia today welcomes the report delivered by the Inquiry into the Recognition of Unpaid Carers committee.