About Carers and National Carers Week image

About Carers and National Carers Week

Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged – anyone at any time can become a carer.

National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and coordinated with the assistance and participation of the National Carer Network.

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Join the Millions of Reasons to Care

This year’s theme is ‘Millions of Reasons to Care’ which aims to bring attention to the 2.65 million carers around the country who provide outstanding care and support to their loved ones.

By painting an authentic picture of caring in Australia, we will raise awareness of the incredible contribution that unpaid carers make to our nation.

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Where can carers get support?

Carer Gateway provides information and advice on the supports available to carers across Australia, and has a great range of online resources to help promote carer wellbeing. To find out more, and to access online support services, head to carergateway.gov.au

Events

There are a variety of events and activities taking place around Australia throughout National Carers Week.

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Online Launch of Frankston City Pathways for Carers Program

10:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Take Time for Self Care

10:00am - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Eatons Hill, QLD

Open to carers

Dementia Information Day

10:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Nambour, QLD

Open to the public

Caring for Carers

9:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

South Brisbane, QLD

Open to the public

Type 2 Diabetes and Carers

9:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Maroochydore, QLD

Open to carers

Rockhampton Carers Lunch

11:30am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

ROCKHAMPTON CITY, QLD

Open to carers

Yeppoon Carers Week luncheon

11:30am - Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Yeppoon, QLD

Open to carers

Maryborough Take Time event

10:00am - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

MARYBOROUGH, QLD

Open to carers

National Carers Week 2021 – Toowoomba Luncheon

12:00pm - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Toowoomba, QLD

Open to carers

Rockhampton Carers Week Agencies Coffee and Catch up

8:00am - Fri, 8 Oct 2021

ROCKHAMPTON, QLD

Open to carers

Gin Gin Carers Week Morning Tea and Activities

10:00am - Tue, 26 Oct 2021

Gin Gin, QLD

Open to carers

Townsville Carers Week Luncheon

11:30am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Townsville, QLD

Open to carers

Gladstone Carers week lunch

11:30am - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Gladstone, QLD

Open to carers

Childers Carers Week Celebrations

10:00am - Fri, 22 Oct 2021

Childers, QLD

Open to the public

Cairns Tai Chi Carers activity

10:00am - Thu, 7 Oct 2021

CAIRNS, QLD

Open to carers

Bundaberg Take Time event

10:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

BUNDABERG, QLD

Open to carers

Carers Lunch- Gympie

11:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Southside Gympie, QLD

Open to carers

Carers Victoria ‘Celebrating the Little Wins’ Online Event

4:30pm - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Conversations with Carers Victoria Featuring Too Peas in a Podcast

11:00am - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Carers Week at Hillarys Boardwalk

10:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Hillarys, WA

Open to the public

Celebrating Truly Incredible Carers National Carers Week Event

4:15pm - Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Yoga and Meditation – Carers Week 2021

7:30pm - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Caring for self, when caring for others

1:00pm - Fri, 8 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Creativity and your mental health

12:00pm - Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Lunchtime Music with MONICO – Isaac Atienzo

1:00pm - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Care to Self-Care with Stella Ladikos

11:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

OWNYOURHEALTH with Natalie Moore

9:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Merri Health Carers Week 2021 Gut Health + Fermenting Foods with Chef Paolo

12:00pm - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Merri Health Carers Week 2021 Laughter & Rest

11:00am - Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Merri Health Carers Week 2021 Trivia Night Online Event

6:00pm - Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Merri Health Carers Week 2021 Singing Masterclass Online Event

11:15am - Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Merri Health Carers Week 2021 Laugh & Lunch Online Event

12:00pm - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Laser Tag – Young Carers Only (Launceston)

1:30pm - Fri, 8 Oct 2021

Launceston, TAS

Open to carers

Laser Tag – Young Carers Only (Hobart)

2:30pm - Fri, 8 Oct 2021

2/181 Collins St, TAS

Open to carers

Lunch under the Tamarind Tree

11:00am - Wed, 6 Oct 2021

Mornington Island, QLD

Open to the public

Debunking Self-care – A free workshop for carers

11:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Couch Confessions – It’s not me, it’s you

12:00pm - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Couch Confessions – The fingerprints of grief

12:00pm - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Couch Confessions – Do you mind me laughing?

12:00pm - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Introducing a Memoir of a Carer

10:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Motivational Mornings – Tai Chi

10:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Motivational Mornings – Moksha Yoga

11:30am - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Motivational Mornings – Tai Chi

10:00am - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Motivational Mornings – Moksha Yoga

11:30am - Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Motivational Mornings – Qigong

10:00am - Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Motivational Mornings – Deluxe Treat

11:30am - Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Motivational Mornings – Deluxe Treat

11:30am - Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

National Carers Week Information Session

1:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

City of Cockburn, WA

Open to the public

Communication with Family and Friends

10:00am - Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Online

Open to carers

Music and Self Care for Carers

1:00pm - Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Online

Open to the public

Family Fun Day – Darwin

10:00am - Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Darwin, NT

Open to the public

Family Fun Day – Nhulunbuy

11:00am - Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Nhulunbuy, NT

Open to the public

Family Fun Day – Katherine

11:00am - Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Katherine, NT

Open to the public

Family Fun Day – Alice Springs

10:00am - Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Alice Springs, NT

Open to the public

Information Stand & Sausage Sizzle

10:00am - Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Darwin, NT

Open to the public

Mark Butler Carers Week Morning Tea 2020

10:00am - Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Findon, SA

Open to carers

Carer’s Support Group

10:00am - Wed, 4 Nov 2020

Petersham, NSW, and online

Open to carers

Art Therapy Workshop

10:00am - Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Cambridge Street, QLD

Open to carers

BBCR’s Carer’s High tea

11:30am - Thu, 29 Oct 2020

Sanctuary Point, NSW

Open to carers

Carers Week at Hillarys Boardwalk

10:00am - Wed, 14 Oct 2020

Hillarys, WA

Open to the public

Carers Week Celebration lunch

11:00am - Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Townsville, QLD

Open to carers

Wellways Carers Week Road Show

9:00am - Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Bonnyrigg, NSW

Open to the public

Wellways Carers Week Road Show

10:00am - Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Katoomba, NSW

Open to the public

Wellways Carers Week Road Show

9:30am - Wed, 14 Oct 2020

Tahmoor, NSW

Open to the public

Wellways Carers Week Road Show

9:00am - Tue, 13 Oct 2020

Mittagong, NSW

Open to the public

Wellways Carers Week Road Show

11:00am - Mon, 12 Oct 2020

Lithgow, NSW

Open to the public

Carers Week information stall

8:00am - Tue, 13 Oct 2020

Hervey Bay, QLD

Open to the public

YACWA Mental Health/AOD Family Carers Consultation – Midland

2:00pm - Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Midland, WA

Open to carers

YACWA Mental Health/AOD Family Carers Consultation – Leederville

6:00pm - Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Leederville, WA

Open to carers

Rockingham YACWA Mental Health/AOD Family Carer Consultation

10:00am - Wed, 14 Oct 2020

Rockingham, WA

Open to carers

YACWA Mental Health/AOD Family Carer Consultation

1:00pm - Tue, 13 Oct 2020

Joondalup, WA

Open to carers

Carers Week Discussion Circle

10:00am - Tue, 13 Oct 2020

Brisbane, QLD, and online

Open to carers