Support for carers

If you are looking after someone with a disability, a medical condition, mental illness or a person who is frail due to age, support is available.


Carer Gateway

Carers can get a wide range of help, including counselling, peer support groups, respite care, home help and equipment through the Carer Gateway.

You will be connected with an Australia-wide network of service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support in person and online.

Phone 1800 422 737.

Carers NSW

A range of information and support programs for carers in NSW.

Phone 02 9280 4744.

Companion Card

The NSW Companion Card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities.

The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.

Phone 1800 893 044.