Our Vision

An Australia that values and supports family carers.

Our Mission

To promote, assist, empower, and enhance the lives of family carers.

Carers SA is part of a national network of Carers Associations and a member of Carers Australia the recognized national peak body representing and advocating on behalf of family and friend carers throughout Australia.

Our core work includes:

  • Representing the ’voice’ of family carers.
  • Raising awareness of family carers and caring in our community.
  • Consultation, research, policy development and effective advocacy.
  • Providing quality services and programs to support the needs of family carers and the people they care for.

Role of Carers SA

Carers SA has a key role in leading change and empowering family carers to participate in a partnership with government and the health and community sectors for the provision of better services, to improve the conditions under which family carers work and to increase the recognition of the contribution of family carers to the South Australian community.

What we do

The key service areas delivered by the organisation are:

  • Raise the profile of family carers, their caring role and contribution to our community;
  • Provide direct services and supports to family carers and the people they care for;
  • Provide information, advice and education and training;
  • Connect carers into local supports and services to meet their holistic needs;
  • Initiate and promote partnerships and collaboration with other organisations to better support family carers;
  • Advocate and campaign for change to improve the lives of family carers; and
  • Effectively and accountably manage our resources.


Our Strategic Outcomes

Service Excellence

That carers:

  • Enjoy improved health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security.
  • Have access to high quality affordable services for themselves and the person they care for so that they have within their caring role a work life balance.

Who Are Carers?

Family carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, drug or alcohol issue, or who are frail.