Informal Kinship

Informal Kinship carers:

Informal kinship carers are recognised under the Carer Recognition Act 2023 (Tas).

An informal kinship carer is an adult who is caring for someone under the age of 18 through an informal arrangement because the child’s parent is not able to.

There is help available!

Services Australia has a Grandparent, Foster, and Kinship Carer Adviser line.

Call this number if you are a formal or informal carer providing ongoing care for children.

Find out more via this link: Grandparent, Foster and Kinship Carer Advisers.

  • Or call: 1800 245 965 (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

If you would like Carers Tasmania to help advocate for your needs, you can safely share your story here:

Get advice

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you work through the emotions and challenges carers face every day.

Carer Support

Our local support programs connect you with local staff, other carers, groups, events and activities.


It’s okay to need a break from the demanding role of being a carer. We can help you to explore options and plan flexible respite.


Talking to a counsellor can help you explore ways to deal with complex situations, and to balance caring with the rest of your life.

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