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.