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National Carers Week

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia, will be held from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 October 2024.

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

There are over 2.65 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.

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.

For more information about National Carers Week please visit

National Carers Week Grants 2024

National Carers Week Grants have returned in 2024 thanks to ongoing funding from the NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

This year carer support groups and organisations from across NSW will be able to apply for a grant up to $500 to celebrate and recognise the contribution of family and friend carers in their communities by holding local events and activities.