Carers

  • About carers

    Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2018 estimates that about 533,200 Queenslanders (1 in 9), or 10.9 per cent of the state’s population indicated they were carers.

  • Support and services for carers

    Information about support and services available for carers, including the Carer Business Discount Card, Companion Card, support groups and counselling.

  • Queensland Carers Advisory Council

    The Queensland Carers Advisory Council helps ensure carers have a voice in government decision-making processes.

  • Initiatives to support carers

    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.

  • Publications and resources

    Read Queensland and national publications and websites relating to carers and find services relating to carers and find support services.