‘Have Your Say’

The Department of Communities is undertaking a review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004 (Carers Act) and we want you to have your say.

The Carers Act was introduced on 28 October 2004 to provide for the recognition of carers. The purpose of the Carers Act is to:

  • enact a Carers Charter to recognise the role of carers in the community and provide a mechanism for involving carers in the provision and delivery of services that affect carers and their role
  • ensure all State Government funded and administered health and disability services comply with the Carers Act and Charter
  • establish the Carers Advisory Council to report on compliance with the Carers Act and provide advice to the Minister on issues relevant to carers.

The Department invites carers, community members and other stakeholders to have their say in the review of the Carers Act.

The Department has released a consultation paper to help you participate in the review.

The consultation paper provides information and discussion questions regarding the main features of the Carers Act and is available in PDF and Word formats.

Please provide your feedback using the online form or via this form in an alternative format (completed forms can be emailed to carers@communities.wa.gov.au). The survey closes on 1 August 2018. 

The Department will also be hosting community consultation sessions. Keep an eye out for further information about these sessions, which will be provided on the Department’s website and Facebook page.

For more information, or to discuss other options for participating, please contact the Carers team at carers@communities.wa.gov.au.