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Thanking carers for all they do


National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week (October 15-21) is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week and yet they often experience social isolation and find it harder to maintain employment, enter the workforce, or participate in education.

National Carers Week 2017 provides you with a chance to learn about carers and caring in Australia and to say thank you.

This National Carers Week, Carers Australia is asking you to offer your thanks to carers and help build a carer-friendly Australia by showing carers how much they count.

A carer-friendly Australia is one where unpaid carers are recognised and supported during and after their caring role, across all spectrums of society. Imagine the impact we would make if we had one ‘thank you’ for every one of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers?

You can make a difference by offering your thanks today! Visit

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