About National Carers Week
National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.8 million unpaid carers make to our nation.
Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities as well as our national economy. Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week.
National Carers Week provides you with a chance to show your appreciation and learn about carers and caring in Australia.
National Carers Week 2016 will be celebrated throughout Australia from 16-22 October.
You don’t need to be a carer to be part of National Carers Week, see how you can get involved today.
National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia, with primary activities funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS). Carers Australia organises and coordinates National Carers Week with the assistance and participation of the state and territory Carers Associations.
Show carers how much they count!
Offering thanks to Australia’s carers is the key activity for National Carers Week 2016. It only takes a minute, so make sure you visit the ‘Thank You’ page of this website!