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Carers - useful links

Carers Tasmania

Providing services for carers throughout Tasmania including:

  • information, referral and advice
  • carer support and well-being check
  • free counselling
  • mindfulness and therapeutic groups
  • support for young carers
  • links to support groups

Freecall™ 1800 242 636

National Carer Gateway

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Initially for young Tasmanians with disability aged 15-24 years, and expanding to cover all eligible Tasmanians from July 2016, the NDIS also aims to support families and carers in their caring roles.

Freecall™ 1800 800 110

Aged Care Australia
Aged Care Australia is a comprehensive source of information about aged care for older people and their carers.

Freecall™ 1800 200 422

Mental Health Carers Tasmania

Supporting carers, relatives and friends of people with mental ill health through:

  • Telephone information and referral
  • Peer support groups, day and evening
  • Connecting people with networks, services and community groups
  • Carer engagement and participation through Regional advisory groups
  • Facilitate carer representation on committees, boards, organisations and networks
  • Resources and libraries
  • Community awareness and education
  • Carer education, workshops and seminars
  • Forums and education to community, services, schools and professional workforces from a carer perspective

Freecall™ 1800 985 944

Alzheimer's Australia (Tasmania)

Alzheimer's Australia provide information, education, counselling and referral services for people with dementia, their families and caregivers.

Freecall™ National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

Gateway Service – Grandparents caring for grandchildren

Operated by Baptcare and Mission Australia, Gateway Services is the single entry point to all family and disability services in Tasmania, including services for grandparents caring for grandchildren.

Freecall™ 1800 171 233

beyondblue – the national depression initiative

Information for carers and relatives of people who have either just been diagnosed, are recovering, or are in the early stages of depression/anxiety.

Call (charges apply) 1300 224 636

Office of eSafety

The Office of eSafety is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.

The Office of eSafety provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.

Tasmanian Government Concessions

The Tasmanian Government offers a wide range of concessions and discounts on the cost of government services to people on low and fixed incomes, including assistance to afford basic services like electricity, healthcare, housing, education and transport.

Call (charges apply) 03 6232 7050

Tasmanian Companion Card

A photo ID card for people with disability who require lifelong support from a companion carer to participate at community venues and events. Cardholders present their card at participating organisations when purchasing a ticket or paying an admission fee, and receive a ticket for their companion carer at no charge.

Freecall™1800 204 224

Seniors Card

To be eligible for the free lifelong Tasmanian Seniors Card you must be:

  • A resident of the State,
  • 60 years of age or over, and
  • Not working more than 20 hours per week in paid employment.

To join, take three pieces of identification (one showing proof of your Tasmanian address and one your date of birth) to Service Tasmania.