National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our nation.

National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities as well as our national economy. Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week.

Watch what some of our carers said when they were asked why they care.

If you’re a carer, we’d love to hear your story. Tell us why you care!

Not a carer? Take a moment to tell us why you support unpaid carers
http://www.carersweek.com.au/