Young Carers

The annual $3,768 Young Carer Bursary is open from 18 July to 12 September. This is to assist young carers with school expenses.

Contact us if you need help with the bursary application.

  • Call 1800 422 737 (press 1)

Who are young carers?

Young carers are people under 25yo who provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends due to:

  • disability
  • mental ill health
  • chronic or life-limiting condition
  • alcohol or other drug dependence
  • frailty or ageing
  • if a young carer is over the age of 18 and the primary support for a person under 18 through an informal arrangement, they may also be an informal kinship carer.

Supports young carers might provide may look like…

  • Help with household chores (such as cleaning and cooking)
  • Helping the person get in and out of bed
  • Helping or reminding the person to bath or get dressed
  • Reminding or taking them to appointments
  • Reading and explaining letters
  • Shopping
  • Paying bills
  • Helping with medication
  • Making sure they are alright
  • Providing emotional support

There is help available.  Care2Serve provides free, inclusive, and confidential support.

They can help you figure out how to manage school, training, education, or work as a carer.

  • Information and referrals to helpful support
  • Help at home with cleaning, meal prep
  • Help with tutoring or providing a laptop/tablet to help you study
  • Professional counsellors to talk with safely and confidentially
  • Coaching to support you to reach your goals
  • Support to take a break from caring
  • Activities to connect with other young carers
  • Attend wellness workshops and events
  • Support to apply for the annual $3,768 young carer bursary

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.

Download the young carer brochure here.

Download it here or contact us if you’d like one.

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