Resources: General

Check up and referral for diagnosis

Your local doctor or Community Health Centre

In an emergency call call Police, Ambulance, Fire brigades 000

Lifeline

13 11 14 (24 hours)

Talk to someone about your carer situation

Information and referrals, support groups, counselling for grief and loss

Carer Line

1800 242 636 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

Carer Life Course fact sheets

Phase 1: Something is wrong
Phase 2: Confirmation
Phase 3: Adjusting
Phase 4: Managing
Phase 5: Purposeful coping
Phase 6: End of caring role

Carers NSW fact sheets

Assertiveness for carers
Caring for the carer – counselling
Exercising when you are a carer

Aged care Australia

CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network

Palliative or end of life care information online

Carer and family information

Australian Government information about carers and services

Carers stories video gallery

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

1800 052 222

Family Drug Support Line

1300 368 186 (24 hours)

Health Insite

Reliable information on health and wellbeing

HOME Hospice

Home-based end of life support
1800 132 229

Interrelate

Relationship support for carers
1300 736 966

LawAccess NSW

Legal aid telephone information, referral and advice service open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
1300 888 529 or 1300 889 529 TTY

Medicare

13 20 11

Medicines Line

Search by medicine name
1300 888 763

Missing Persons Unit (NSW Police)

1800 025 091

Missing Persons Counselling Support

1800 227 772

Palliative Care Australia

02 6232 4433

Parent Line

1300 130 052 (24 hours)

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Health and medical information

Young Carers Program

1800 242 636

Telephone Interpreter Service

Free interpreter to assist with contacting services: 13 14 50

Aboriginal Medical Service

All locations: 02 9319 5823

1300 phone numbers are local cost*
1800 phone numbers are free calls*
*except from mobiles