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The Carer Advisory Service provides information and advice to carers and their families about carer supports and services.

Services provided

  • Information and support on counselling and respite programs
  • Help finding a carer support group
  • Access to specialised carer information and resources


Available to anyone in Australia

How to access

To contact the Carers Advisory Service

The National Relay Service (NRS)External Link is available to help callers who are d/Deaf, or find it hard to hear or speak to hearing people on the phone.

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)External Link is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.


The Carer Advisory Service is a free service.


  • If you find yourself gradually taking on a carer’s role, Carers Australia can help you get the necessary skills and information you need to be a better carer.
  • If you are a carer and you need a break, Carers Australia can arrange for someone to help with your duties while you are away.


If you ever feel overwhelmed by your caring role, it is important that you speak with someone about it.