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

Are You a Carer?

Are you helping a family member or a friend in their day-to-day life?

Are you helping a family member or a friend in their day-to-day life?

Do they have a disability, mental or ongoing illness or are they frail and aged?

Do you regularly do their shopping, housework or help them take their medication, or get to hospital appointments?

If this sounds like you, you are one of more than 2.7 million carers in Australia – and Carers SA is here to support you.


Who are you caring for?

  • Someone elderly

    Our population is ageing rapidly, and many people look after older or frail family members or friends.

  • Someone with a disability

    The needs of people living with a disability are diverse, and every situation is different.

  • Someone with ongoing ill-health

    Caring for someone with an ongoing illness such as dementia or cancer can be challenging and emotionally draining.

  • Someone with a mental health condition

    Mental health conditions vary, and supporting a person with a mental illness can be difficult and confusing.

Are you under 25 and looking after a Family Member or Friend?

Do you regularly help out and support a person who requires ongoing care?

At Carers SA, we believe all children and young people have the right to enjoy life and reach their potential. We can support you to balance your caring role with study, work, and social life.

  • Is your schoolwork suffering?

    It can be difficult balancing your education with caring.

    Carers SA might be able to raise awareness of young carers at your school, assist with tutoring outside of school hours, assist with the cost of school uniforms, computers and textbooks, or help prepare you for the world of work.

    If we cannot help directly, we can put you in touch with other support services who may be able to.


  • Financial help for young carers

    If you are over 16 years of age, there are some government payments that you may be able to access with support from Carers SA.

    The Young Carer Bursary Program also aims to help relieve financial pressure for young carers, while combining study and caring responsibilities.

    Find out more on the National Young Carer website.