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Carers TAS

Carers Tasmania is the peak body that represents and advocates for more than 85,000 unpaid informal, family and friend carers in Tasmania. Carers Tasmania is part of the National Carer Network and a member of Carers Australia.

An informal carer or family and friend carer can be anyone who provides unpaid practical and emotional care to someone with disability, mental ill health, chronic or life-limiting illness, alcohol or other drug dependence or who is frail or aged.

Vision and mission

Carers Tasmania’s vision is for an Australia that values and supports carers.

Their mission is to work to improve the health, well-being, resilience, and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community, and the government.

How Carers Tasmania and Care2Serve can help

Carers Tasmania supports carers through its service delivery arm, Care2Serve, the Tasmanian provider of Carer Gateway Services, an Australian Government initiative to assist and support thousands of family and friend carers. Carers Tasmania regularly consults carers across the state on matters involving family and friend carers. Carers Tasmania has an office in Hobart.

Care2Serve is the Tasmanian provider of the National Carer Gateway support services, an Australian Government initiative to provide free support and services to family and friend carers. Care2Serve works directly with carers to understand their situation and needs to establish a personalised Carer Support Plan. Through Carer Gateway, carers can access FREE support and services, including information, advice and referrals, counselling, coaching, 24/7 emergency respite and tailored support packages including planned respite, and financial assistance, to help with the caring role at home. Carer Gateway also provides carers with an opportunity to meet with other carers in similar roles through regular workshops and retreats. Care2Serve has offices in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Information / help lines

  • Carers Tasmania Call 03 6144 3700 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST to speak to Carers TAS, or email
  • Care2Serve Call 1800 422 737 (press 1 at the menu) Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm AEST, or email

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Carers TAS.

Last reviewed: February 2023

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