Support for rural and remote carers

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Carers don’t just live in cities and towns. Australia has more than 2.65 million carers, and some of them live in rural and remote areas.

If you are a carer in a rural or remote area, there are many online and phone services available to help you.

You can call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 to find out about services and support in your area. Carer Gateway also offers online help and advice, and also offers services that can be used by rural and remote carers, including:

Carers Australia has branches in every state. Many of these branches provide online or regional support services. Explore your state or territory branch to see what they offer. Each branch also has its own Facebook page:

You can also join other online Facebook groups to learn about regional events and connect with carers in your area. You may like to use a general group or a group that deals with your situation. Search in Facebook for keywords, or possible groups include: