The Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates in 2012 there were approximately 484,400 carers in Queensland or about 10.50 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.
The Queensland Carers Advisory Council helps ensure carers have a voice in government decision-making processes.
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 and find services relating to carers.