Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people care for family members. Aboriginal Australians are more likely to be looking after another person with a disability, long-term illness or ageing related problem than non-Indigenous Australians.
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Explore our 10 tips about what you can do to make life easier if you are a carer looking after your brother or sister.
Explore our 10 tips about what you can do to make life easier if you are a carer and a student.
We know that many young carers find themselves caring for someone and looking after a household before they have all the life skills they need.
'I don’t feel as though I’m being burdened. I love my mum all the same.'
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you care for someone, you may be able to get the general payments available for carers, young carer payments, or family payments.
If you are aged 25 or under and care for someone, you may be a young carer. Young carers may get general payments available for carers.
If you care for someone who needs health care, you can get financial help through Australian Government programs such as Medicare.
Many students also care for someone and this can be hard. The time and energy that caring takes can interfere with your study. This is true for all students, whether you are a young high school student, an older university student or a returning continuing education student.
As a carer, you’ll often put the needs of the person you care for before your own needs. It’s OK to look after yourself too.