Carers across the country are invited to have their say

18 May 2020

Carers around Australia are being asked to speak up and have their say by completing the 2020 National Carer Survey.

The 2020 National Carer Survey is available to complete online at from 1 May – 30 June 2020.

There are around 2.65 million unpaid family and friend carers living in Australia and the Carers NSW 2020 National Carer Survey is one of the major ways to improve understanding of caring and carers’ lives.

Developed by Carers NSW in partnership with other state and territory carers associations and academics from several universities – the survey will provide important research to advocate for and address the needs of carers. Every survey response counts in building the evidence base to better support carers nationally.

The 2020 National Carer Survey will help Carers NSW and our partners to advocate for carers, influence policy development and improve service delivery for carers into the future.

The survey is completely anonymous and is open to any family or friend carer over the age of 16. Key findings from the survey will be published in a publicly available report and survey data will be used in a range of further publications.

A carer is any individual who provides care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail due to age. Carers come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and age groups.

For further information, or to order a hard copy of the survey, please contact Carers NSW Research team on or 02 9280 4744.

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