Contributing to carer research is an important part of our role as a peak body representing carers’ needs and interests.

Carers NSW is committed to undertaking and supporting high quality research that builds the evidence base about what works to support carers. 

We conduct internal research and evaluation projects and partner with a range of external researchers to conduct, promote and disseminate carer research. We only support research that is ethically conducted and specifically relevant to carers.

Contact our Research Team

The Carers NSW Research Team can advise on:

  • Research conducted, supported and promoted by Carers NSW
  • Opportunities to promote external research projects to carers
  • Potential formal research partnerships
  • Facts and figures about carers, based on our own data collection and other key data sources (more information below)

To contact our Research Team, phone 02 9280 4744 or email

Participate in carer research

If you are a carer living in NSW, Carers NSW wants to hear from you! By completing the Carers NSW 2018 Carer Survey, you can speak up for carers and help Carers NSW advocate for better support. 

The Carers NSW 2018 Carer Survey is now open to complete online and will close on 30 June 2018. Hard copies of the survey will be available from mid-May and can be ordered by contacting or by calling the Research Team on (02) 9280 4744.

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The Carers NSW Research Community is a network of carers living in NSW, aged 18 years and over, who are interested in contributing to carer research.

Members receive a monthly email listing current research opportunities and related news. All projects promoted by Carers NSW are vetted to ensure that they are ethical, of high quality and relevant to carers. Participation in any research opportunities is entirely voluntary.

Sign up for the Research Community here

Keep up with the latest carer research

The Carers NSW Research Snapshot is a monthly publication that overviews the latest national and international research publications relating to carers. Recent editions are available below, and others can be provided by our Research Team. 

To receive the monthly Research Snapshot via email, sign up for the Carers NSW Research Community or subscribe to the Carers NSW eBulletin.

Carer data

The Research Team frequently receives enquiries and requests from researchers, service providers and members of the community about carer statistics. We are more than happy to advise (our contact information is above), however the following key sources of carer data are freely available and are a great place to start for carers and other stakeholders examining the carer evidence base:

See our Policy Publications and Research Publications pages for other published data on carers. If there is a particular topic of interest that does not already appear in these publications, we welcome your suggestions for future publications.

  • Carer Survey

    Every two years Carers NSW conducts a statewide survey of carers to better understand what carers in NSW want and need.
  • Projects and publications

    Carers NSW supports a range of research projects and publications on the results of completed research projects conducted by or in partnership with Carers NSW.



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