National Carers Week

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging carers in Australia, runs from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October 2017.

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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*. The theme for National Carers Week, Carers Count, highlights these figures.

By letting people know how many carers there are in Australia, the hours of care provided each week and the value of that care, Carers Count aims to raise awareness of the contribution made by carers.

Share your National Carers Week pictures on social media by tagging @CarersNewSouthWales (Facebook) or @CarersNSW (Twitter and Instagram) and #carerscount #carers2017

Sign up to the Carers NSW eBulletin to receive regular updates on National Carers Week.


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Carers Day Out

Join us for a free day of wellness and relaxation activities, pampering and health checks, a free BBQ lunch and live entertainment. 

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

When: Tuesday 17 October 2017
10.00am – 2.00pm

Cost: Free

Register: Register online or by emailing

Getting there: Parking in the area is limited and travel by public transport is highly recommended, Redfern station is a short walk from the venue.

A free accessible shuttle bus will run between Central Station and Redfern Community Centre throughout the day. To find out more or book your place on the shuttle bus, please contact the Communications team on


Carers Day Out Coffs Coast

Join Carers NSW Coffs Harbour for a free day of activities, information and fun. 

Where: Boambee East Community Centre, Bruce King Dr, Boambee East NSW 2452

When: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Cost: Free

Register: Register to attend Carers Day Out Coffs Coast by ringing Carers NSW Coffs Harbour on 02 6650 0512

To find out more information please contact Julie on


National Carers Week competitions

Carers Count competition

What does the term Carers Count mean to you? Share your Carers Count pictures on social media during National Carers Week and be in with a chance of winning one-of-two $70 Coles Myer vouchers.

To enter, upload your images to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag our accounts and use the hashtags #carerscount and #carers2017

Winners will be drawn on Monday 23 October 2017 and will be announced on social media and in the next edition of Carers News.

Young Carer Competition

Do you know a creative young carer? The Young Carers Count Competition is an exciting opportunity for young carers to get creative and share their story.

To enter, the Young Carer team is inviting carers aged 25 and under to share their story on why they think being a young carer is so important. Stories can be shared either to camera (3 minutes maximum), audio (3 minutes maximum), through photography or as a written piece (500 words maximum).

The best submission will receive a camera equipment gift pack, valued at over $1,500, and three runners up will each receive a smart phone accessories pack.

Entries open on 15 October 2017 and close on 24 November 2017.

For more information, visit the Young Carer website or follow Young Carers at Carers NSW on Facebook.

Download National Carers Week Posters

Download National Carers Week posters by clicking on the images or link below, this will take you to a new tab. To save or print, right-click the image and press Save as or Print

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National Cares Week event poster

Let people know about your National Carers Week event by downloading the editable Carers Count poster and entering your event name, date, time, location and RSVP details.

National Carers Week Logos

To download the National Carer's Week Logos, click on the images below and this will take to you to a new tab. Right click 'Save As' to save the log to your computer.

- 2017 NCW Logo Lockup Inline CMYK 550

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Grants to Celebrate National Carers Week

In 2017, over 530 Grants to Celebrate National Carers Week were awarded to carer support groups and organisations in NSW. Download the National Carers Week Event Calendar to find out about events near you. For information about events and activities taking place across Australia, visit the Carers Australia National Carers Week website.

Events listed in the calendar may be subject to change. Please call the event host on the contact details provided to register your interest before attending an event.

Subscribe to the Carers NSW eBulletin to be the first to know about future grants.


NSW Carers Awards 2017

Nominations for the NSW Carers Awards, run by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, have now closed.

To find out more about the NSW Carers Awards, visit the Care for a Carer website or contact the NSW Department of Family and Community Services on or 02 8753 9339.



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