How can we help?

Caring families are at the heart of all our work. We work hard to make sure your contribution is recognised and valued and to help you get the practical, financial and emotional support you need.

How can we help?

Caring families are at the heart of all our work. We work hard to make sure your contribution is recognised and valued and to help you get the practical, financial and emotional support you need.
  • Policy & research

    Improving recognition and support for caring families

    Policy & research

    Improving recognition and support for caring families
  • Respite & Support

    Respite and support for carers in Melbourne's west

    Respite & Support

    Respite and support for carers in Melbourne's west
  • Education Services

    Carers Victoria offers carer workshops and educational programs to help carers and health professionals enhance their knowledge about the caring role, and how to support the health and wellbeing of carers and the person they are caring for.

    Education Services

    Carers Victoria offers carer workshops and educational programs to help carers and health professionals enhance their knowledge about the caring role, and how to support the health and wellbeing of carers and the person they are caring for.
  • Information & advice

    For caring families across Victoria

    Information & advice

    For caring families across Victoria
  • Young carers

    The term ‘young carer’ is used to describe children and young people up to 25 years of age, who provide unpaid care for a family member who has a disability, mental illness or chronic illness, or who is frail aged.

    Young carers

    The term ‘young carer’ is used to describe children and young people up to 25 years of age, who provide unpaid care for a family member who has a disability, mental illness or chronic illness, or who is frail aged.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) carers

    We can provide advice, support and information if English is not your preferred language.

    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) carers

    We can provide advice, support and information if English is not your preferred language.
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander carers

    We provide services and supports to caring families.

    Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander carers

    We provide services and supports to caring families.
  • Better Start

    The Better Start program is an initiative that supports children who have a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate or greater vision or hearing impairments, including deafblindness. From 1 January 2013, Better Start has also been made available to children who have a diagnosis of Prader-Willi, Williams, Angelman, Kabuki, CHARGE, Cornelia de Lange or Cri du Chat syndromes or microcephaly. Rett Syndrome was added to that list on 1 February 2014

    Better Start

    The Better Start program is an initiative that supports children who have a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate or greater vision or hearing impairments, including deafblindness. From 1 January 2013, Better Start has also been made available to children who have a diagnosis of Prader-Willi, Williams, Angelman, Kabuki, CHARGE, Cornelia de Lange or Cri du Chat syndromes or microcephaly. Rett Syndrome was added to that list on 1 February 2014
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) carers

    We provide information and support for LGBTI carers.

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) carers

    We provide information and support for LGBTI carers.
  • No Interest Loan Scheme

    No fees. No interest. No charges.

    No Interest Loan Scheme

    No fees. No interest. No charges.
  • Carers Cottage

    Low-cost respite accommodation for carers.

    Carers Cottage

    Low-cost respite accommodation for carers.

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