Carers Support Australia’s
Australia's carers 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. The majority of carers will say that caring for someone is very rewarding and something they want to do.
It is important that people are aware of the issues that carers face such as poorer health and wellbeing and know where to seek support, we also have a factsheet on our website that offers some tips for Carers and details some community services.
Financial Assistance Centrelink
Centrelink provides funding and support for Carers. You can telephone 13 2717 to contact Centrelink Disability, Sickness and Carers service (through this number, one may also find information on disability pensions etc).
Alternatively, you can write to Centrelink at;
Reply Paid 7800
Canberra BC ACT 2610
Note that the envelope does not require a stamp.
The alternative option for mailing Centrelink is to get a pre-addressed envelope from a Centrelink office. The locations of your nearest Centrelink offices can be determined on the Centrelink website by entering either your suburb or postcode.
Carer Support Carers Australia
Carers Australia is a national network of individual state organisations who provide support to Carers but who also have made it their mission to raise national awareness of Carers and standards. Carers Australia offers support, education, training, and funding programs as well as support tailored to specific topics like youth and indigenous Carers.
Carers Australia offers a national counselling/support hotline on 1800 242 636.
The email address of the national body is firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the Carers Australia website, you can access the phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses of each State body.