Anyone can become a carer at any time. Carers come from all walks of life. You can become a carer gradually, by helping out more and more over time, or suddenly after a health crisis or an accident. Carers can, but do not have to, live with the person they are caring for.

Carers provide emotional, social or financial support. And they don’t get paid for it. Caring may include physical and personal care and assistance such as dressing, lifting, showering, feeding, providing transport, attending appointments, management of medications or providing assistance in an emergency.

Australia has over 2.7 million carers, 12% of the population. It is likely you are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.

How can we help?

Our commitment to inclusion

We acknowledge, value and respect people of all cultures, sexualities, beliefs, abilities, genders, and ages, and support their rights of access, equity and participation.
We understand that carers in Tasmania, whilst sharing the common theme of caring for a family member or friend, have diverse lived and living experiences, and we fundamentally believe that carers are the experts in their own lives.

What help is
available to you?

We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard. We provide recognition, support and advice, to help family carers along every step of their journey.


We support
Tasmanian carers

Caring families from across Tasmania are at the heart of everything that we do. We play a key role in empowering family carers, by providing quality services and programs to support their needs, and the needs of the people they care for.

More about Carers Tasmania

Get The Facts

Carers provide 1.9 billion hours of unpaid care per year in Australia

The replacement value of the unpaid care provided is $60.3 billion per year in Australia

85,500 people are living as carers in Tasmania, with 9,300 carers aged 25 years or younger.

Learn more about the numbers involved. Or tap into our resources to find out information about the policy, finance, legal and organisational aspects that might affect you.

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Get Involved

We care for carers, and your help can make an enormous difference.
Whatever you choose to do, there are many ways you can get involved.

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