National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.7 million carers make to our nation.
Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities as well as our national economy. Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week.
We are running a range of events and awareness activities across Queensland… so get involved and show us why you care!
Check out our local community events
To show our appreciation for our nation’s carers, we have organised a range of events across our local community. Check out our events page and join us as we celebrate!
Connect with us
Reserve your seat at our Gala Lunch
Join our host and special guest Jean Kittson, as we launch Carers Week with canapés, a two course lunch, entertainment, and some great company.
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Share you story and tell us why you care
If you’re a carer, we’d love to hear your story. Not a carer? Tell us why you support unpaid carers. Check out the official campaign website.
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Maven Dental Day
This National Carers Week, we’re partnering with the Maven Dental Group to bring our carers an amazing offer!
Free dental exam, clean & x-rays for unpaid carers across Australia on Saturday 20th October from 8am. Maven Dental Group know that fitting in your own needs is not always possible due to your caring role, but they are going to fit you in.
Carers Week is all about
- recognising and celebrating all carers in Australia
- raising awareness across target groups of the valuable role of carers and increasing their knowledge of the issues affecting carers
- encouraging self-identification among hidden carers and recognition of hidden carers by friends and relatives
- educating carers about the services and resources available to them and encouraging them to seek help.
We gratefully appreciate the funding support from the Queensland Government to assist with regional activities during Carers Week 2018.