Carers Allowance


Carers Allowance (caring for a child under 16 years) is a supplementary payment available through Centrelink.


Who can access this funding?

The Carers Allowance may be available if you are a parent or carer who provides additional care and attention on a daily basis for a child aged under 16 years with a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability. The Carers Allowance is not subject to means testing. Eligibility is determined by Centrelink.


How do I access this funding?

You will need to contact Centrelink and complete and application form.


Where can I find out more information?

More information can be accessed through the Centrelink payments page