Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Senate Select Committee on the Cost of Living (the Committee). While the effects of this crisis are felt throughout the nation, we wish to draw the Committee’s attention to the specific cost of living pressures faced by Australia’s carers1, who account for more than 12.5% of the population.2 We request that this submission is considered as an addition to other research and submissions discussing the experience of the wider population and other vulnerable or at-risk groups – carers may also be experiencing these issues when you consider the diversity of carers, caring relationships and the people receiving care.