Carer Resources

Victorian Government Carer Card Program

A collaboration between the government, businesses and the community, the Carer Card Program gives recognition, understanding and support to Victorian carers.

The program has a wide range of discounts and benefits on offer from businesses, the local government and community organisations.

Cardholders are also entitled to free travel on public transport on a Sunday plus two return off-peak travel vouchers each year.

For more informaiton go to the Carer Card Website:

http://carercard.vic.gov.au/home

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Payments for Carers

If you live with a person with a disability, injury or illness and you provide care and support, you may be eligible to receive a Carer Allowance or a Carer Payment to assist you with the costs of caring for your family member.  The Centrelink website contains all the information you need to determine if you are eligible and apply.

The Centrelink website also has information about other types of payments that may help including: