Support for Carers

On this page you can find information about additional services dedicated to help you in your role as a carer.

Department of Social Services (DSS) - Disability and Carers information

Programs and Services for Carers provides links to a range of services available locally and across Australia, including services for people with a disability and those who provide care. Centres can assist carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite, based on assessed need, and provide advice on and coordinate access to respite services in a carer’s local area.

You can find more information on the disability carers page on the DSS website.

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

You can find more information on Carer Gateway website.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is a national organisation that supports Australia’s carers. They work to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of carers.

You can find more information on the Carers Australia website.

Roll out information

The NDIS is not available everywhere yet, see the Our Sites page to find out which areas currently have access.

Our Sites

Fact Sheets and Publications

Check the fact sheets about arrangements in each state and territory.

Find out more