Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Carers Australia appreciates Bronte Campbell’s support on Celebrity Apprentice

15 June 2022

Carers Australia is delighted that experienced carer Bronte Campbell chose us for her charity on the 2022 season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Australia’s 2.65 million carers urged to weigh up their vote in light of parties’ responses to commitment to Carers Australia’s election survey

18 May 2022

Carers Australia has this week released responses from the Liberal National Coalition, Labor Party and the Australian Greens to a policy survey seeking to understand the level of financial commitment and other support each party will provide to unpaid family and friend carers in the next term of government.
Carers are $17,700 worse off every year in superannuation payments

16 May 2022

Caring Costs Us: The economic impact on lifetime income and retirement savings of informal carers recently released by Carers Australia found, on average, the superannuation balance at age 67 of a primary carer is reduced by about $17,700 for every year they are in that caring role. Similarly, lifetime earnings are reduced by $39,600 for every year they are a primary carer.
Caring Costs Us report finds average lost earnings and superannuation is over $567,000

21 April 2022

New analysis released today has revealed the huge financial disadvantage Australia’s 2.65 million carers face when they take on a caring role − amounting to more than $567,000 on average in lost earnings and superannuation.
Young Carer Media Ambassadors

14 April 2022

Sharing your story is a powerful way for more people to be made aware of the wonderful commitment you make as a young carer and encourage and help others to better identify young carers in the community.
2022-23 Budget Summary | What it means for carers

12 April 2022 – 637.77 KB

The 2022-23 Federal Budget was delivered on 28 March 2022 with no dedicated new funding provided to address carers specific needs. Unpaid family and friend carers saved the Australian economy $77.9 billion in 2020. That was before COVID and the impacts on the community it brought with it.
Who cares for carers? Not this budget

30 March 2022

Unpaid family and friend carers saved the Australian economy $77.9 billion in 2020. That was before COVID and the impacts on the community it brought with it. Yet these 2.65 million Australians were completely forgotten in last night’s Budget, with no dedicated new funding provided for their financial support, respite, or wellbeing.
Let’s be clear on the value of carers

10 March 2022

The Disability Royal Commission has released an overview of responses to the violence and abuse of people with disability issues paper which highlighted cases in which ‘carers’ were perpetrators of abuse. 
Information about Floods in South-East Queensland and Northern NSW

3 March 2022

The Australian Government has announced the Disaster Recovery Allowance for people who have lost income due to the South-East QLD Floods or the Northern NSW floods.
Hoyts Carer Consession

2 March 2022

Hoyts Cinemas has again renewed its agreement with Carers Australia for 2022 to offer discounts to carers who attend movie sessions with the person they care for.
Help identify hidden young carers this National Carers Week

15 October 2021

Educational institutions around the country are being encouraged to identify and support young carers in their classrooms with the help of a new toolkit from Australia’s peak body for unpaid carers.
Calls for GPs to help improve carer wellbeing this National Carers Week

14 October 2021

Carers Australia are asking General Practitioners and other medical professionals to help improve carer health and wellbeing through social prescribing.