Skip to content Skip to menu

How can we make sure carers are recognised in Western Australia?

We need your valuable feedback in the review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004 – and we will take your comments to the State government.

Carers WA is working with the Carers Advisory Council and the Department of Communities to undertake a review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004 (Carers Act) and we want you to have your say.

The Carers Act was introduced in 2004 to provide for the recognition of carers. The purpose of the Carers Act is to:

  • Create a Carers Charter to recognise the role of carers in the community and provide a mechanism for involving carers in the provision and delivery of services that affect carers and their role.
  • Ensure all State Government health and disability services comply with the Carers Act and Charter.
  • Establish the Carers Advisory Council to report on compliance with the Carers Act and provide advice to the Minister on issues relevant to carers.

Carers, community members and other stakeholders are invited to have their say in the review of the Act. Further information, a consultation paper and a survey link is available on the Department of Communities website.

There are a few different ways you can provide feedback:

  • Email or call Felicity Mitchell to make a contribution to the Carers WA response to the review by Friday 13th July  2018 – felicity.mitchell@carerswa.asn.au or 1300 227 377.
  • Attend a consultation session – the July Carer Representative Network meeting will be dedicated to seeking feedback on the review - Monday 16th July 2018 from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Please RSVP to carer.representation@carerswa.asn.au or call Sue Harris Mountain on 1300 227 377. Other events will follow.
  • Respond directly to the Department of Communities by 1st August 2018.