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Below is information about organisations that can provide support to you.

Support services for carers

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.

Their services include:

  • in-person and online peer support groups
  • tailored support packages to help with access to planned respite, transport services and more
  • in-person and phone counselling
  • in-person and online self-guided coaching
  • online skills courses to support your wellbeing and understanding of legal responsibilities relating to the caring role
  • access to emergency respite if you suddenly find you can’t provide care, for example, if you become ill or injured.

To access these services or find out more visit the Carer Gateway website or phone 1800 422 737.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating to influence policies and services at a national level.

They have information on their website about Disability and NDIS, end-of-life care, and Aged Care which may help support you.

Visit the Carers Australia website for more information.

 You can also watch their video below.

Practical tips on caring

Payments for carers

As a carer, you may be eligible for financial support payments from the federal government to assist with living costs if you live in Australia and meet residence requirements.

Visit Services Australia for more information about what support is available to you.

Contact us

If you would like support accessing one of these services we can help – Call Gateway Health on 02 6022 8888.

Published: June 9th, 2022