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Register with us.  It’s easy, doesn’t cost anything and you don’t need to be registered with Centrelink.  Most of our services are low cost because we are funded through the ACT and Australian Governments.


Am I Eligible to Register as a Carer?

If you are an unpaid family or friend carer, who provides regular and sustained care and assistance to a dependent family member or friend without payment for your caring role, then you are entitled to assistance in order to maintain your care relationship.

Your assistance has to:

Carers ACT provides Advocacy Services to Foster and Kinship carers. Foster and Kinship carers are only eligible for other services from Carers ACT where the foster/kin child has moderate, severe or profound disabilities and has been living with the Foster or Kinship Carer for more than six months.

How Do I Register

By phone…

You can register as a carer by phoning  1800 052 222.  One of our advisory team will ask you a series of questions about your caring situation.  This phone call takes approximately 40 minutes.

By email / mail …

Complete the Carer Registration Form (Word Version) or Carer-Registration-Form (PDF Version). For free Adobe software to read PDF, download from Adobe

Return it either by email to Respite.Coordinators@carersact.org.au or mail to:

Carers ACT
2/80 Beaurepaire Crescent
HOLT   ACT   2615

Once we have processed your application form, we will contact you to discuss the types of supports you are eligible to access.

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