The website for the National section of Carers Australia providing
advocacy, support and information for carers. More specific
information can be found at Carers
Victoria,or by calling their Carer Advisory
Line on 1800 242 636. See also their brochure.
Can also be contacted for information and access to entitlements
including Carers Allowance, Carer Payment or Sickness and
Disability Benefits. Phone 13 27 17.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
Provides a range of services to carers of people who are aged,
disabled or chronically ill including free and confidential
information on support services available locally, interstate or
anywhere around Australia and can be contacted on 1800
Find a Carer
A site that allows you to advertise your need for a carer and
browse profiles of individuals looking for work as a carer.
The Department of
The Department of Health and Ageing also have a range of fact
sheets that can be accessed on their website,
including Taking Care of Yourself, and Loss and Grief.
of Human Services (DHS)
Intake and Response Service provides information about
supports and services and can also provide assistance with planning
and short-term support to people with disabilities, their families
and carers in their local area. They can be contacted on
1800 783 783.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS is the new way of providing support for people with
disability, their families and carers in