Young Carers

Young carers are people up to 25 years of age who care in families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem.

Are you a young carer?

Do you look after some one who has:

  • Long term Illness?
  • Disability?
  • Mental Illness?

The Young Carers website has information for young carers, families and professionals.


If your at school and need help with thing like:

  • respite – taking a break
  • help at home
  • getting to sport or other activities
  • tutoring or time to study

Call: 1800 052 222

The Commonwealth Respite Centre will talk to you and your family about how they may be able to support you.


The Haven Project has youth mentoring programs in the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shire.  Call Shane on 02 4871 1854 for more information.


young carers at Featherdale Wildlife Park
Grandfather playing with young grandchild