National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
How can I get involved?
Say thanks to carers online!
Go to the National Carers Week website to say thank you to carers.
Attend a local Carers Week event
We’ll be hosting events throughout Queensland during National Carers Week – check out what’s happening in your area.
Spread the word about #Carers2016
Get tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming about National Carers Week using the hashtag #Carers2016 and let’s see if we can get Carers Week trending!
About National Carers Week
Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities as well as our national economy. Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week, or 3.8% of Gross Domestic Product.
National Carers Week provides you with a chance to show your appreciation and learn about carers and caring in Australia.
National Carers Week 2016 will be celebrated throughout Australia from 16-22 October.