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Events for National Carers Week 2019

NSW Carers Awards

2018 was the ninth year of the NSW Carers Awards. The awards program has seen many inspiring and deserving carers receive awards over the years, but many of you have told us that it is time to take a new and fresh approach.

This year we are raising awareness and understanding of carers by acknowledging carers through a range of activities, rather than a single awards ceremony.

National Carers Week 2019 (13 – 19 October 2019)

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. It provides an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

Events during carers week

This year, the NSW Government will explore what it means to be a carer, and also how businesses can be part of a carer's support network.

The following events will be held during Carers week:

Monday 14th October – Carers and employers pop up in Martin Place

We will be hosting a pop up at Martin Place on Monday 14 October.

The pop up is an opportunity to celebrate and thank carers, but also educate people about carers across NSW.

We will be providing information about carers in NSW and how they can be supported in the workplace. There will be opportunities to write public messages of thanks to carers, and special giveaways.

Employers can find out more about our Carers and Employers program, to create carer friendly workplaces.

There will be information about our Carers and Employers program, and special giveaways. The Hon. Minister Gareth Ward MP will also be dropping by after 11:30am to meet and greet members of the public.

Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Carers Day Out

The NSW government supports the Carers NSW annual Carers Day Out that celebrates and recognises carers.

Carers family and friends are invited to join Carers NSW for a day filled with relaxation, wellness activities, information sessions, a BBQ lunch and live entertainment. This event free to attend, and is proudly supported by the City of Sydney and the Rapid Relief Team.

Where: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern NSW 2016
When: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019
RSVP: Register your attendance online at or by emailing

Thursday 17 October 2019 – The Carers NSW Conference 2019: Showcasing carer support in NSW

The Carers NSW Conference 2019 brings together professionals from a broad range of areas who work with Carers and their families. This year’s conference will be held at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park and is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

The conference will focus on four core themes:

  • Support in the workplace
  • Support through research
  • Support in the community
  • Supporting the diversity of caring

Registration is now open, and will close Friday 11 October 2019. To register, visit

Local carers week events

The NSW Government is again supporting local carers week events across NSW. This year 491 Carer events will take place across NSW. These local events allow carers to come together, and celebrate and connect with other carers in their community.

For more information about these events visit the Carers NSW website

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Last updated: 27 Sep 2019