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Carer Support


Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, a chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or who is frail aged.

To learn more call 1800 422 737 (8am – 6pm, Monday-Friday), or visit www.carergateway.gov.au.

Carer Recognition Act 2012

Carers improve the lives of the people they care for, contribute to broader community well-being, and provide a substantial economic benefit. Carers deserve to be recognised and valued for their important role.

Council's vision is that all carers feel acknowledged within the community and supported by the services they interact with. That’s why we formally recognise carers and care relationships and support the Carers Recognition Act 2012.

Want to know more?

For information about support services for people in care relationships contact

  • Council’s Aged and Disability team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278)
  • Carers Victoria on 1800 242 636
  • Latrobe Community Health Service Carer Services 1800 242 696

Or download the following documents: