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Australian carers with low wellbeing hits all time high

Results of the 2023 Carer Wellbeing Survey have revealed Australia’s unpaid carers are twice as likely to have low wellbeing compared to other adults.

Of the 5881 Australian carers surveyed, 58.3 percent reported low wellbeing, a significant increase from last year’s 52.6 percent.

Carers Australia CEO Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick said Australia’s carers face an uncertain future.

“These figures paint an alarming picture of poor health and wellbeing for a significant number of people,” she said.

“Sadly, the picture does not seem to be changing.

“Carers are telling us that not only are they struggling emotionally, but the rising cost of living has also placed unprecedented financial pressure on a group already reporting lower financial prosperity.

“We must act now to improve the outcomes for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.”

From October 15-21, Australians are being encouraged to recognise and celebrate carers across the country during National Carers Week.

“We want to see more support and recognition for the mental health and wellbeing of all carers,” said Ms Bacot-Kilpatrick.

“I urge Australians to recognise the crucial role of carers and participate in some way during National Carers Week.”

For more information about the week and ideas on how to help carers visit