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Carers ACT

Carers ACT is the major provider of support for unpaid family and friend carers and the service delivery partner for Carer Gateway services in the ACT.

Carers are family members or friends who provide unpaid care to people with disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail-aged. There are 50,200 carers in the ACT. Carers ACT is a nongovernment, not-for-profit organisation.

How Carers ACT can help

Carers ACT offers a range of supports and services designed to nurture, connect and empower carers through practical support such as short-term replacement care when you need a break, counselling, educational workshops, social and therapeutic activities and advocacy.

Information / help lines

  • Carer support 1800 422 737 Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm (Calls on weekends and public holiday and weekdays after 5pm and before 8am will automatically transfer to after-hours service)
  • Visit Carer Gateway or call 1800 422 737 8am to 5pm, Mon to Fri
  • Call the Carers ACT office on (02) 6296 9900 9am to 5pm AEST, Mon to Fri


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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Carers ACT.

Last reviewed: October 2023

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