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Welcome to the Working Carers Gateway

This website has been created to help people who are juggling working AND caring roles.

Who is a working carer? - A working carer is a person who is in paid employment and who cares for a relative or friend who is ill, frail, has a disability or is ageing. They may work full-time, part-time, casually or have a business of their own

Recently become a working carer?


Then you have come to the right place. Visit our carer fact sheets to
find out your options when it comes to dealing with Centrelink, your workplace and the new role you have taken on.

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The latest edition Work 'n' Care, Our monthly newsletter, is now available. Take some time and have a look as our goal is to present you with new information and effective projects to improve carers’ lives, so that what works, spreads.


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Employee Guide

Read our employee tips on how to speak with your employer and making your workplace carer friendly.



Employer Advice

Our Employer section has a range of information to help any size employer make the most of the carers at work.



Aboriginal Carers

If you identify as an Indigenous carer, then take a look at our information that relates directly to your needs

 

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Carer Strategies


Carer Recognition

The NSW Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 (the Act) was introduced to provide recognition of carers and to establish a Carers Advisory Council.


NSW Carers Strategy

The NSW Carers Strategy recognises the valuable contribution that carers make to NSW. The Strategy focuses on five key areas.


National Carers Strategy

The National Carer Strategy contains a vision, an aim and six important priority areas for action. The strategy was developed with key stakeholders.

 

 

Statistics

  • 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia 
  • more than 770,000 carers are primary carers 
  • 300,000 carers are under the age of 24 
  • 150,000 carers are under the age of 18 
  • over 1.5 million carers are of working age (18-64) 
  • 31,600 Indigenous carers are over the age of 15 
  • 620,000 carers were born outside Australia 
  • 366,700 carers were born in non-English speaking countries 
  • 520,000 carers are over 65 years of age 

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