The Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates in 2009 there were approximately 500,000 carers in Queensland or about 11 per cent of the Queensland population.
Information about support and services available for carers, including the Carer Business Discount Card, Companion Card, support groups and counselling.
Nominations are open until 29 May 2013 for the Queensland Carers Advisory Council. Find out more about the council and how to nominate.
The government plays a significant role in developing awareness of carer needs and initiatives, and assisting carers with maintaining a balance between their caring role and other life activities. It is also a responsibility of the community as a whole to support carers.
Read Queensland and national publications and websites relating to carers.