Support for Carers Program

The Support for Carers Program provides respite, other services and supports for all Victorian carers.

What is it?

The Support for Carers Program provides respite, other services and supports for all Victorian carers (including Young carers - carers under 25 years), who are caring for someone who:

  • Is older with care needs
  • Has a mental illness
  • Has a chronic illnessĀ 
  • Has a disability
  • Has dementia (including younger-onset dementia)

The program focuses on person-centered care and supports through:

  • one-off or short-term support for carers including goods and equipment, that can add to other services or fill service gaps
  • support to people in a care relationship, and at the same time and at the same place if people want to be together while having the support service
  • supporting people's wellbeing - quality of life, physical and mental wellbeing, social activity and or social connections. For example, carers can get respite with social, health and other support.

Find Your Local Provider

To find your local Support for Carers Program provider, phone Carers Victoria Advisory Line on 1800 514 845 or download the pdf.

Support For Carers Program Guidelines

Download and view the Support for Carers Program Guidelines.