Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level. Carers Australia advocates and lobbies on a wide range of issues that affect carers, and manages the delivery of national programs, support and services for carers across Australia.

Around one in eight current or former ADF personnel have a partner, parent, sibling or child who provides care and support for them because of disability, long-term health conditions or old age. This is a significantly higher rate than the rest of the Australian population, because of higher rates of long-term health issues in ADF personnel and veterans.

Many carers don’t realise they are one, and carers within the ADF are often overlooked and under-identified. And although the ADF and Department of Defence provide some support, there is limited available that is specific for carers.

In 2023, Carers Australia launched the Defence and Veteran Carers Network with funding from the Department of Defence. This web hub provides support, resources and an advocacy platform for this unique group of carers.

  • Advocacy
  • Online Resources

Details

Ph 0261229900
carersaustralia.com.au/programs-projects/defence-carers-network

Services

  • Free Services
  • Online Services
  • Government-funded
  • Not-for-profit
  • Accepts DVA pension card holder
  • Accepts TPI Gold Card Holder (Australia)

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