National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.65 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 $77.9 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1.4 billion per week.
This year, National Carers Week 2021 will run from 10-16 October and the theme is ‘Million of reasons to care’.
Planning for Carers Week is currently underway and more details will be released closer to the date.
Please note: due to the unprecedented nature of COVID-19, our events may be affected.
We’ve developed a range of downloadable resources to support schools, workplaces and the broader community in helping raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.