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Carers Week

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.

You can check for any local events on our Carers Queensland Eventbrite page or stay up-to-date on our organisational response to the coronavirus at carersqld.com.au/COVID-19.

Carer Friendly Business Awards 2021

Our Carer Friendly Business Awards (CFBA) recognise and celebrate employers, employees, and businesses that go the extra mile to make life better for carers. Nominate a business today!

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Community and Regional Carer Events

We are planning a range of community events across our different regions to celebrate National Carers Week.

Visit our event page

Let’s celebrate carers – get involved!

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.

OUR RESOURCES

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.

Carers Queensland gratefully appreciates the funding support from the Queensland Government to assist with regional activities during Carers Week 2021.