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Become a carer representative

Carer Representatives are specially trained carers who are offered opportunities to speak up for carers to help improve the system for all carers and the people they care for. Among other things, Carer Representatives may be requested for media interviews, public forums, focus groups, committee/panel work and policy advice.

Join the Carer Representation Program

Carers who are interested in becoming a Carer Representative are required to submit an Expression of Interest Form which will be reviewed internally and, if suitable for the role, will be invited to undertake a mandatory, two-day intensive Carer Representative Training.

Please contact carerrepresentatives@carersnsw.org.au or phone Carers NSW to request an Expression of Interest Form.

Request a Carer Representative

If you would like to request a Carer Representative to participate in an event or activity, please contact Carers NSW at carerrepresentatives@carersnsw.org.au or by phoning Carers NSW. A two week notice period is the generally required.

Carer Representatives balance their volunteer role with their caring responsibilities and other commitments such as paid work, so the availability of a suitable Carer Representative for a particular opportunity cannot be guaranteed.