Your Experience Matters – Join the National Carer Strategy Advisory Committee

  • Your Experience Matters – Join the National Carer Strategy Advisory Committee image

Dear Carers,

At Carers ACT, we understand the invaluable role you play in caring for others. Now, there’s a unique opportunity for your experience to help shape carer policy on a national level.

The Department of Social Services is developing the National Carer Strategy, a pivotal framework for coordinating carer policy across Australia. This strategy will be shaped by carers, for carers, and we strongly encourage you to be a part of this vital process.

We Need Your Insights!

If you’re a current or past carer, your experiences can significantly contribute to the National Carer Strategy Advisory Committee. This is your chance to influence policies and create a better future for all unpaid carers in Australia.

Interested in Applying?

Find out more about the application process and how to apply here.

Need Assistance?

We understand that applying might seem daunting. If you need help or support with your application or in participating on the committee, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Carers ACT. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Young carers must be aged 18 and over to apply.
  • Successful candidates will be remunerated for their time.
  • Applications close on 29 January at 23:59. Late applications cannot be accepted.

For any specific enquiries about the committee or the application process, please email nationalcarerstrategy@dss.gov.au or visit DSS Engagement Page.

This Is Just the Beginning

Joining the Advisory Committee is just the first step. There will be more consultations and opportunities in the future to express your voice and contribute to the cause. Even if you’re not ready to join the committee now, there will be other ways to have your say and be heard.

Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive future for carers in Australia. Your participation can make a real difference.

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