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Find targeted government information for carers over a range of issues including payments and services, health and aged care.


Caring daily for someone with a disability, illness or medical condition is an important responsibility. Payments and services are available to help.
More: Payments for carers

Department of Human Services

My Aged Care

Helps you find up-to-date information about Australia's aged care system. It provides easier access to a full range of aged care services and hosts a number of features including aged care home details, help at home and carer information.

Department of Social Services

Aged care homes finder

Helps you locate Australian Government-funded aged care homes that meet your particular needs. You can search for homes in a particular location and you can specify the level of care needed or any special needs.

Department of Social Services

Caring for others

Covers a wide range of topics that may be relevant to people who are caring for others, such as caring for someone with dementia, with a mental illness, with a disability, with a drug problem or for someone with cancer.

healthdirect Australia

Disability and carers

Programs and services to support people with disability and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.
More: For people with disability | For carers

Department of Social Services

Disability support services

Links to resources on support services for people with disabilities and their carers. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Help at home finder

Helps you find services that can help you remain independent in your home. Community care services can provide help with everything from housework, meals and personal care, to assistance getting out and about for social activities.

Department of Social Services

Home care today

Supports both older Australians and home care providers as they work out what to expect, what choices they have and how they can make decisions about home care packages using the consumer directed care (CDC) approach.
More: Older Australians | Providers

COTA Australia

Living with a disability

Links to a range of resources about living with a disability, including advice, services, support groups and day to day issues such as dressing, driving and safety. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

National Respite for Carers Program

Provides access to a variety of respite services for carers who may need some extra help every now and then, including a short break from their caring role.

Department of Social Services

Young Carers

Provides tips, contacts and support for children and young people who help care in families where someone has an illness or a disability.

Department of Social Services

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