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Carers Recognition Act 2004 Review

Date: 05/07/2018

Carers and those who live or work with carers are encouraged to have their say on the review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004.

The Act was introduced on 28 October 2004 to provide for the recognition of carers and to:

  • enact a Carers' Charter to recognise the role of carers in the community and provide a mechanism for involving carers in the provision and delivery of services that affect carers and their role
  • ensure all State Government funded and administered health and disability services comply with the Act and Carers' Charter
  • establish the Carers Advisory Council to report on compliance with the Act and provide advice to the Minister for Community Services on issues relevant to carers.

The Department of Communities has released a consultation paper to provide information about the review, including questions regarding the main features of the Act. It is available on the Communities website and can be downloaded in PDF and Word formats.

The website also provides a link to an online form. The link can be sent to anyone who is a career or has a family member or friend who is being cared for. Feedback must be provided by 31 August 2018.

For more information, or to discuss other options for participating, the Carers team can be emailed at

Page last updated: 05/07/2018