Each region in Australia has a Carer Gateway service provider. This means that the person you talk to knows what support and services are available in the area.
Caring can be costly. You may be able to get payments and other financial support to help with your costs.
The Australian Government provides payments to directly support carers. You may also be able to get help to arrange and pay for some services. Find out what payments and other financial help you can get by exploring these pages.
In April 2020, the Australian Government introduced the JobKeeper payment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments such as the Carer Payment and the Disability Support Pension may be affected. Read this summary to find out more information. Easy read versions are also available – Carer Payments and Disability Support Pension.
You may also want to visit other sites to find out about services that might help you. For example, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability, and My Aged Care supports elderly people.