National Carers Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the diversity of carers and caring roles in your local community.
Carers Australia say statistics show that you or someone you know will either be a carer or need a carer. Understanding what it means to be an unpaid carer and how to access support and services is imperative.
According to Carers Australia, carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually.
There are a variety of events and activities being run in every state and territory throughout National Carers Week and you can find one near you via the Carers Week interactive map.
Check out the Australian Government's Carer Gateway, a national online and phone service providing practical information to support carers.
This interactive tool helps carers connect to local support services.