Giveaway: Royal Show Tickets

Entries for this giveaway closed on Thursday, 7th September 2023. Showcasing over 400 entertainers, 300 performances and endless hours of enjoyment – with over 101 free things to see and do – the Perth Royal Show is a hotly anticipated and much loved cultural and community event. This year they have generously gifted a limitedRead more

Understanding the Carer Recognition Acts and Legislation

This 5 minute video provides an overview of the legislation that recognises carers in Australia both federally and in Western Australia.Read more

Carers WA supports the Voice to Parliament

As the peak body for all carers in Western Australia, including a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, we actively strive towards achieving our vision of a society where the role of carers is valued and supported. We do this by living our core values of diversity, inclusion, compassion and positive impact,Read more

Carers WA Program Proven to Increase Carer Wellbeing by 24%

In 2021, Carers WA engaged Huber Social who are an organisation that have developed a framework, to measure the social impact of programs globally. The aim was to measure the wellbeing of Be Job Ready participants prior, during and after their engagement with the 10 week skills course through a participant survey during December 2021Read more

Young Carers Learn Life Lessons Through Papermaking  

Recently, the Carers WA team went to Port Kennedy Primary School and visited their student-led young carer peer support group and participated in a papermaking workshop.  Papermaking is a simple process where opportunities to learn valuable life lessons are crafted through transforming unwanted stuff into paper. Papermaking teaches kids that mistakes are okay and canRead more

Melina’s Story

Meet Melina, an Industrial Engineer with a Masters in Project Management and carer for her 3 and a half year old son, Dylan, who has developmental delays and autistic like symptoms. Having immigrated from Venezuela with 9 years experience in her industry and financial pressures that made finding paid work an urgent necessity she says,Read more

Support for Defence and Veteran Carers

Many carers don’t realise they are one, and carers within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) or those who care for current or former ADF members are often overlooked and under-identified. Did you know? Around one in eight current or former ADF personnel have a partner, parent, sibling or child who provides care and support forRead more

Youth Week WA Shines Light on Young Carers

“Follow your dream. Sometimes it may be tough but you’ve got to just try again and again. Don’t give up.” These are the words of 15-year-old Noongar Yorga young carer and up and coming netball champion, Jada. Jada is the eldest of 4 siblings and carer for her younger sibling with Autism. When she’s notRead more

Reboot of NDIS welcomed by Carers WA

The Carers Association of Western Australia Inc. (Carers WA) is calling for the inclusion of Western Australian (WA) carers in today’s announced ‘reboot’ of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme & Minister for Government Services, to the National Press Club of Australia.Read more

Carers WA and Motobility partner to help a carer in need.

Recently, one of Carers WA mobile planning team members, identified an acute, specific need of one of the carers we support. Penny is a carer for her husband. They reside together at their home in a lifestyle village in Maddington.  Penny’s capacity to continue caring for her husband, whilst maintaining her own self care, generalRead more