Carers Gateway

The Australian Government has launched a range of new supports and services through Carer Gateway. Carers can now access dedicated services including counselling, online coaching and skills courses. Services are free to access.

Am I a carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who are frail aged.

Our Services

Our services include the provision of specialist information and advice, resources, carer support through counselling, education / training, social support and carer advocacy and representation.

  • Carer Gateway Services
  • NDIS
  • Young People
  • Social Support
  • Prepare to Care Hospital Program

Carer Gateway Services

New practical supports now available for carers Are you one of Australia’s 2.65 million carers?

Getting help early can make a big difference to your life by helping to reduce emotional and physical strain and improving your overall health and wellbeing.

Supporting people with disability

NDIS in WA is nationally consistent in terms of eligibility, reasonable and necessary supports and portability across the country, yet unique in governance and service delivery.

Carers WA provide holistic support and guidance to individuals that are looking to reach their goals through NDIS.

Young People

Our Young Carer program supports and nurtures the vital young carers of Western Australia.

A “young carer” is a person under the age of 25 who helps to look after a family member with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, or drug or alcohol problem.

Social Support

Taking a regular break and having a supportive social network helps carers to keep providing the best care they can.

Carers WA provide Linking Together Social Support groups for its members to take a short break from their caring role and to meet others in their local community. Groups run monthly throughout the metropolitan area and some regional areas. They are coordinated by trained and experienced volunteers.

Prepare to Care Hospital Program

The “Prepare to Care” Hospital Program provides information and support to those family members and friends who will be providing ongoing care to patients both during hospital admission and following being discharged from the hospital.

Carers WA understand that when a patient is discharged from hospital their family members or friends may play an enormous role in their life and ongoing care.

About Carers WA

Carers WA is the peak body that represents the needs and interests of carers in Western Australia. We work to achieve an improved quality of life for family carers in our state.

Carers WA is a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 230,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

Carers WA is a one stop shop for all your caring needs. They provide great info, support and events for carers in WA. Would be lost without them!

Amy Scott, Google Reviews