Carers WA is the peak body that represents the needs and interests of carers in Western Australia. We work to achieve an improved quality of life for family carers in our state.
Carers WA is a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 230,000 family carers living in Western Australia. Part of the National Network of Carers Associations, we are the peak body recognised by both State and Federal governments as the voice of family carers. Carers WA represents carers interests in the Western Australian community.
Our role is to work in active partnership with carers, persons with care and support needs, health professionals, service providers, government and the wider community to achieve an improved quality of life for carers.
Western Australia values and supports carers, providing them with choices and opportunities to participate in every aspect of life.
To support and raise awareness of carers through advocacy, service provision and partnerships.
- Diversity and inclusion
- Innovative thinking
Carers WA has qualified for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s Registered Charity Tick, enabling the public to easily identify our organisation as a registered charity and confirming that we are both transparent and accountable.
Who are carers
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who are living with a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or drug dependency, or who are frail aged.
Over 2.65 million Australians provide help and support to a family member or friend, saving the Australian community more than $77.9 billion per year. An estimated 230, 000 Western Australians provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who requires help due to illness, disability or frail age.