During the COVID-19 health pandemic, Carers SA is fully committed to supporting South Australian carers (click here to learn more). If you need assistance during this time, please call us on 1800 422 737

Anyone, anytime can become a carer.

Carers come from all walks of life. You can become a carer gradually, by helping out more and more over time, or suddenly after a health crisis or an accident. Caring may include physical and personal care and assistance such as dressing, lifting, showering, feeding, providing transport, attending appointments, management of medications or providing assistance in an emergency.

Australia has over 2.7 million carers, 12% of the population. It is likely you are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.


Carer Gateway is the national carer support model funded by the Commonwealth Government.

Carers SA, along with our partners Skylight, Life Without Barriers and NPY Women’s Council, are the only organisations providing federally funded support services for carers in South Australia.


Caring by numbers

Carers provide 1.9 billion hours of unpaid care per year in Australia

The replacement value of the unpaid care provided is $77.9 billion per year in Australia

There are 245,000 carers in South Australia

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