Carer & Respite

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway

Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers now have access to greater supports with the introduction of the Carer Gateway support service.

Anyone can be a carer. You may be supporting a family member or friend who has a disability, chronic illness, mental illness or is ageing.​

Whatever your circumstance, Carer Gateway is here to support you and the person you care for.

(Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm)


Services available through the Carer Gateway:
  • Help and advice: Practical tips and support to help you in your role.
  • Carer support: Phone counselling, connecting with other carers, self-guided coaching and skills courses.
  • Taking a break (respite): If you need to take a break, respite care services can look after the person you care for.
  • Financial help: You may be able to get payments and other financial support to help with your costs.
LiveBetter is your first port of call for Carer Gateway services if you live in:
  • South Eastern NSW
  • Western NSW
  • Murrumbidgee

We will work with our service delivery partners - The Benevolent Society in the Illawarra and South Coast region, and Mission Australia in the Capital region, Southern Highlands, Alpine region and parts of the south coast, to deliver support to carers in those areas.

Useful links:
Dementia Respite Services
Short Term Accommodation