Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Research into support for older people reveals that Australia falls short of comparable countries

28 January 2020

A new review has found Australia is lagging behind other countries when it comes to providing support for older people

Tune Review on the delivery of the NDIS sets clear directions for reform

21 January 2020

Carers Australia welcomes yesterday’s release of the independent review conducted by David Tune into NDIS practices and procedures.

Leadership changes at Carers Australia

27 November 2019

At the recent Board Meeting, Sonia Bhojwani was elected President of Carers Australia and Mark Morrissey as Vice President. Dr Peter Langkamp and Ms Ara Cresswell left the organisation at the end of an incredibly successful tenure as President and CEO respectively.

Toward better provision of aged care needs

26 November 2019

Carers Australia welcomes the Government’s early response to the preliminary recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Tell Us Why You Care this National Carers Week!

13 October 2019

National Carers Week 2019 takes place from 13 – 19 October and is a time for the recognition and celebration of the 2.7 million Australians who provide unpaid carers to a family member or friend. 

World Mental Health Day 2019

10 October 2019

Carers Australia today joins more than 400 organisations across Australia acknowledging World Mental Health Day.

Disturbing gap between the Disability Support Pension and cost of living for people with disabilities

18 September 2019

A new report by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) on the need to improve income support for people with disability compares the additional financial hardship and insecurity of households with a person or people with disability and those without.

New Australia-Wide, Carer Regional Delivery Services Announced

21 August 2019

Today the successful tenders for the regional delivery of the new Integrated Carer Support Services (ICSS) were announced.

New resources for your My Health Record

30 July 2019

The Australian Digital Health Agency have created a series of resources to help you control who can look at your My Health Record information.

Carers Australia calls on the Government to Raise the Rate

22 July 2019

Carers Australia is joining the call for the Federal Government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart.

Shorter wait times for children waiting for early intervention services under the NDIS welcomed

26 June 2019

The NDIA has announced today that it will significantly reduce the time for children between 0 and 6 with disability or significant developmental delay to access the NDIS.

Integrated Carer Support Services

29 May 2019

The Department of Social Services has published a range of information on the upcoming Integrated Carer Support Services model, set to become the chief means by which unpaid carers can receive services and supports.