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National Carers Week

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia, will be held from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 October 2023.

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


Carers NSW is hosting a range of online and face to face events during National Carers Week 2023. These events are detailed in the interactive calendar below.

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Carers Day Out

Carers NSW is pleased to announce the much-loved event Carers Day Out will be back again for 2023!

Once again Carers NSW invites carers, their families and the people they care for to attend Carers Day Out at the Redfern Community Centre on Tuesday 17th October 2023.

The event is proudly supported by City of Sydney.

Carers Day Out is an opportunity for carers to connect with one another and enjoy a range of entertainment, wellbeing and relaxation activities. There will be live entertainment on the day from folk rock, Australian singer songwriter Matt Boylan-Smith.

A host of activities will also be available, including workshops for carers to take part in relating to arts, crafts, health and wellbeing. Lunch, tea and coffee will also be provided for those in attendance.

A broad range of information stalls will be there on the day, connecting carers with relevant service providers and supports.

Registrations are now open for Carers Day Out 2023!

Carer Gateway NSW 4 Events

Carers NSW is the dedicated Carer Gateway service provider in the Central Coast, Hunter New England, and North Coast regions of NSW (NSW 4). To celebrate National Carers Week 2023, Carers NSW will be hosting a range of free face to face events in the NSW 4 region including movie days, carer connection days, young carer events and more. To find out more you can visit the Upcoming events page to find an event near you.