3 key links for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers
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.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you care for someone, you may be able to get carer payments, young carer payments, family payments, or other payments available for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
There are also many other resources available for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander carers:
- Carers Australia has information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Strategy has information on the delivery of the NDIS in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia
- The First People’s Disability Network Australia has information for people caring for someone with disability
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