Services and programs for carers

The following websites contain useful information for carers.

National Disability Insurance Scheme has information for families and carers of people with disability - you can get links to community groups that can support them too.

myagedcare has support you can get if you care for someone who’s frail aged.

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres has information on respite care and other support services – call them on Freecall 1800 052 222 or 1800 059 059.

Special Disability Trusts has help for the immediate family of people with severe disability – you can get information on setting up a Special Disability Trust to plan for the future care and housing of the disabled person too.

Carers Australia has information about this national carers group and support services – call them on Freecall 1800 242 636.

Carer Gateway has information about services and support for carers.

Don’t forget, calls from public and mobile phones to Freecall numbers may be timed and charged at a higher rate.

Page last updated: 22 October 2019