Knowledge Centre

Knowledge Centre

Carers Victoria leads and participates in a number of research projects to improve the evidence base around carer issues. We have taken a lead role in engaging with carers to understand current and emerging issues that impact the caring role.

2022 National Carer Survey - Victorian Results

The 2022 National Carer Survey was conducted from June to July 2022, and Victorian carers accounted for 20% of the total number of respondents. These survey findings will help Carers Victoria advocate for carers, influence policy development and improve service delivery for carers into the future. See the National Carer Survey Fact Sheet here.

Carer Mental Health and Wellbeing

Carers are at significantly higher risk of poorer mental health and wellbeing than the general population. They report social isolation and loneliness at 2–3 times the rates of the general population.

Download the fact sheet here.

COVID-19 and Carers Survey Dec 2021

Carers Victoria surveyed carers in December 2021 to understand the impact of the pandemic on their caring role.

Download an Overview of Findings from the survey here.

Download a copy of the key themes here.

For more information about how these responses have shaped Carers Victoria’s policy platform, click here.

More Services and Better Navigation

Carers tell us that it is complex and confusing trying to find the help they need – a state-based advisory service is essential to fill current system gaps.

Download the fact sheet here.

Over One Million Carers by 2025

Carers Victoria has conducted modelling that brings together ABS data and other datasets. Our (conservative) estimate is that by the end of 2025, over 1 million Victorians will be unpaid carers.

Download the fact sheet here.

Support for Carers in Crisis

People in care relationships are more vulnerable during a crisis because both have higher-level health needs and services often don’t recognise care relationships.

Download the fact sheet here.