National Carers Week
National Carers Week is held in October each year and recognises and celebrates the contribution that carers make to our nation.
It is estimated that in 2015 there were 473,400 Queenslanders who provided unpaid care for at least 6 months to a loved one with a disability, a long-term health condition, or frailty. That means approximately 1 in 10 Queenslanders (10.2%) identified as carers.
Find out more
For carers information, contact Carers Queensland by:
- phoning the Carer Advisory Service on 1800 242 636 (free call except from mobiles) for information, support, planning and referral advice to help you in your caring role (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- sending an email using their online form
- visiting your local Carers Queensland office
- subscribing to the Carers Queensland mailing list.