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Dearnne Callaghan, Angie White and Cherie Lovett

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia, will run from Sunday 13th to Saturday 19th October 2019.

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

There are over 2.7 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week* to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week.

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

This year, National Carers Week will run from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 October 2019. To find out what events are happening near you, view our 2019 Carers Week Events Calendar.

Sign up to Carers NSW eNews to receive updates on the 2019 National Carers Week.

Event Resources

If you’re hosting an event this National Carers Week, visit to find resources that can help you promote your event.