Help for carers
Carer Allowance is a supplementary payment available for parents or carers who provide additional daily care to an adult or child with a disability or medical condition or someone who is frail aged.
Carer Payment can provide financial support if you are unable to work in substantial paid employment because you are providing full time care to a child or adult with a severe disability or medical condition or someone who is frail aged.
HealthInsite topic page linking to information for and about carers, including carer support services and caring for people with specific conditions.
Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.
The Young Carers website provides contacts and support for children and young people, families and primary teachers. Their respite and information services program assists young carers to complete their education.