The National Carer Gateway is a national online service launched in December 2015 that provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services including:
The Carer Gateway website also has specific information for young Carers, older Carers, working Carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and culturally and linguistically diverse Carers. The purpose of the Carer Gateway is to provide information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or who are frail aged.
The Carer Gateway provides information for carers online and by phone.
Telephone: Carers can call 1800 422 737 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm for information about services and support available.
Website: Carers can visit www.carergateway.gov.au to access information about caring and support services available to them.
Service finder: The Carer Gateway website has an interactive service finder to help carers locate their nearest carer support services.
This resource is for Carers and for those who come into contact with Carers:
To help increase awareness of Carer Gateway you can distribute and display Carer Gateway promotional materials. Areas where promotional materials could be displayed include: