4 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, and an extensive list of relevant links and resources
- Aboriginal people and the NDIS has information about how Aboriginal people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- The First People’s Disability Network Australia has information for people caring for someone with disability
- My Choice Matters has resources and links to organisations supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers
Visit Carers Australia to find out about other resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers
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