Carer Gateway

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support for carers is available at COVID-19 and Vaccine information for carers

Emergency and disaster support information can be found at Disaster Assist. If you are in an urgent situation, please call 000.

Carer support

Getting help through Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway aims to make your life easier.

By calling Carer Gateway, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.

Learn about how to access Carer Gateway services

Carer Gateway campaign

The Carer Gateway national advertising campaign aims to increase awareness of Carer Gateway services and supports, and encourage unpaid carers to access support through the phone line and website. Carer Gateway is a free support program for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers, many of whom do not know that dedicated support is available to help them in their caring role.

Learn about the Carer Gateway campaign

Am I a carer?

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Anyone can be a carer.

Many people don’t see themselves as carers. They are just children, parents, partners or friends who care for someone close to them.

If you are a carer, you can get help and support from the government and other organisations.

Find out if you are a carer