Your Legal Rights

As a carer, you have the right to be treated fairly, have the same access to services and opportunities as anyone else and to not be discriminated against because of your caring role. It is important you are aware of your legal rights. This will help ensure you are treated fairly and equitably and assist you to identify when this is not happening.

Carers Queensland is here to help you. If you have any questions about your legal rights, or need to talk to someone about making a complaint, please call the Carer Advisory Service on 1800 242 636 to find out how we can help you.

Other resources

Want to know about your rights as a carer? Find out what you’re entitled to and how to exercise your rights.

The Queensland government’s ‘It’s OK to complain’ website provides a comprehensive overview of complaint making agencies in Queensland  It’s OK to complain

The Queensland government’s Justice Service has brochures, fact sheets and forms relating to guardianship Justice Queensland

Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Inc. (QADA) provides information and support to enable people to understand and exercise their rights QADA

The Legal Advice service provides free, telephone-based legal advice, information and referrals
To book a telephone consultation, please call 3844 4200

The Caxton Legal Centre provides legal and social work services for people over the age of 60 who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, domestic (non-spousal) and family violence
Caxton Legal Centre

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) provides information about all matters relating to appearing before the tribunal

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has produced a series of animated videos on the most common consumer privacy questions asked by individuals, including how to access personal information and how to make a privacy complaint.