Carer Information

Our community has told us that supporting carers is important. There are a range of support services available to carers.

The Victorian Support for Carers Program  

The Victorian Support for Carers Program provide respite and other support to carers of people with care needs. You may be supporting a person with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, an older person with care needs, or a person in palliative care. Locally this service is provided by Uniting call 03 5723 8000.

The program focuses on person centred care and support through: 

  • One-off or short-term support for carers including goods and equipment, that can add to other services or fill service gaps.
  • Support to people in a care relationship, and at the same time and at the same place if people want to be together while having the support service.
  • Supporting people's wellbeing - quality of life, physical and mental wellbeing, social activity and or social connections. For example carers can get respite with social, health and other support.

Victorian Support for Carers Program

Carers Victoria

Carers Victoria is the state-wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Carers Victoria

Better Health Channel

More information about support for carers and a carer self-assessment checklist are available via the Victorian Government Better Health Channel.

Better Health Channel

Upper Murray Family Care

Locally, Upper Murray Family Care provides a range of service for carers.

Please contact Support Options on 02 6055 8000.

Upper Murray Family Care

No or Low Interest Loans

Many Carers that they experience related financial hardship. Visit the moneysmart website to find out about loan options.


Payments & Services

For information about payments and services for carers visit the Australian Department of Human Services website.

Australian Department of Human Services

Looking after yourself as a carer

Better Health Channel has useful information regarding selfcare, counselling and support service.
Better Health Channel

Gateway Health provides a range of free, counselling services.
Gateway Health

Dementia Australia provides counselling for carers of people living with dementia.
Dementia Australia

Supports for Carers of People Living with Dementia

Dementia Australia provides a range of resources for carers of people living with dementia including counselling services.

Dementia Australia