National Carers Week 2019

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia, will run from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 October 2019.

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

There are over 2.7 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week* to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

This year, National Carers Week will run from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 October 2019. To find out what events are happening near you, view our 2019 Carers Week Events Calendar

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Event Resources

If you're hosting an event this National Carers Week, visit to find resources that can help you promote your event.

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Carers Day Out 2019

Carers Day Out, Carers NSW annual event that celebrates and recognises carers, will be held on Tuesday 15 October 2019 at the Redfern Community Centre.  

Carers NSW welcomes family and friend carers far and wide to join us for a day filled with relaxation, wellness activities, information sessions, a BBQ lunch and live entertainment. This event free to attend, and is proudly supported by the City of Sydney and the Rapid Relief Team. 

Where:  Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern NSW 2016

When:  10:00am to 2:00pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019

RSVP: Register your attendance online by clicking here or by emailing

For more information, contact or call 02 9280 4744. 

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Grants to Celebrate National Carers Week

Each year the NSW Government funds carers NSW to provide grants of up to $300.00 to carer support groups and organisations to plan an event and activity for carers during National Carers Week, which is set to celebrate carers from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 October, 2019. 

Applications for grants to celebrate 2019 National Carers Week have now closed. Thank you to all the carer support groups and organisations who applied, and who will be celebrating National Carers Week with an event or activity to recognise the significant contribution carers make to our nation. 

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Carers NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, Elders past and present and all Aboriginal people.