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Carers payments and services


Payments and services are available to support people who provide full-time care to someone else with a disability, illness or medical condition.

Department of Human 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

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Centres provide a link to and information about a wide range of community, aged care and support services available locally or across Australia, including services for older people, people with a disability, and those who provide care and services.

Department of Social Services

Disability and carers

Programs and services and benefits and payments that support people with disabilities and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.

Department of Social Services

Help to stay at home

Provides information to assist people to stay at home. It includes information on community care services, respite services, home care packages and care and support available.

Department of Social Services

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

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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