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Federal Budget 2019 – Support for Carers

03 Apr 2019

The Federal Government has announced increased support for carers in this week’s 2019 Federal Budget, with extra support for young carers.  Key outcomes for carers includes:

Read more in the Government’s Fact Sheet.

Read more in Carers Australia’s media release.

Read more in Carers Australia’s guide for carers.

The extra $84 million is part of the Australian Government’s $550 million investment over the next four years in the new Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS). This Service will begin in July 2019 (for online support) and September 2019 (for a new Carer Gateway service provider network).

How will it affect you?

Want to find out more about this new carer support model and how it will affect your current services? Then phone Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm) or visit