National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
“Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.” and “Australia has about 2.7 million carers, 12% of the population. The chances are you personally are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.”
Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities as well as our national economy, and National Carers Week provides you with a chance to take time out to learn about carers and caring in Australia. Carers Australia is undertaking significant work to improve the lives of our carers.