The Tasmanian Government acknowledges the vital role and significant contribution of unpaid carers to the health, wellbeing and security of their family members and friends who are in need of support and assistance.

Carers deserve recognition for what they do in our communities and for their intrinsic value in our society and it is important that they are recognised and respected as individuals as well as key partners in the broader care support network.

Supporting Tasmanian Carers: Tasmanian Carer Action Plan 2021-2024 follows on from, and consolidates, the outcomes achieved through the Tasmanian Carer Action Plan 2017-20 and the Tasmanian Carer Policy 2016. A key action is the introduction of carer recognition legislation.

Carer Recognition Legislation Consultation

How can we recognise, value and acknowledge Tasmanian Carers through legislation?

Carer Recognition legislation will provide formal acknowledgement of the thousands of carers in our community and promote and value the importance of their care relationships. This legislation will support and recognise the over 80 000 Tasmanians who provide support to family members and friends as unpaid and informal carers.

The legislation will include a set of principles about the significance of care relations and include obligations for organisations that interact with people in care relationships.

We need your help to make sure this important legislation reflects the experience of Tasmania carers and makes a difference!

Read the Carer Recognition Legislation Discussion Paper  - Have Your Say... and see how you can have your say.