If you are a carer, the Carer Support Service in your local health district can support you by helping you access health services and communicate with health professionals:
NSW Family and Carer Mental Health Program provides support for the families and the carers of people with a mental illness by offering education and training, information, resources, and other supports.
Service NSW provides a comprehensive list of contacts, programs, services, payments and concessions that are available to carers.
The patient information and privacy pamphlet explains when health staff can share patient information and what the patient and their carer can do to help health staff share patient information.
The pamphlet includes links to additional sources of information about privacy and is available in:
Carer Gateway provides services such as carer support planning, counselling, peer support, carer directed funding packages and emergency respite. Carers can contact Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 or visit
Carers NSW is the peak non-government organisation for carers in NSW. Carers NSW provides resources, programs and services to help carers in NSW, including information for:
Carers NSW also provides information on
Carers’ rights, including rights around accessing health services.
Palliative Care NSW's
Palliative Caring Booklet [PDF] provides information for families and carers who are caring for a person with a life limiting illness or condition.