Media Release by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

National Carer Awards

The Prime Minister has today announced the Australian Government will contribute $50,000 to help establish and provide general support for the National Carer Awards.

The funding was announced at the conclusion of the Pollie Pedal fundraiser for Carers Australia.

The National Carer Awards are a powerful way to promote greater community awareness and to celebrate and reward the dedication of carers who are providing support to the aged, and people living with disability, mental illness or a chronic medical condition.

The Awards are a joint initiative of Carers Australia, Life Without Barriers and Families Australia.

The winners of the inaugural National Carer Awards will be announced in November.

The National Carer Awards will help bring the community’s attention to the incredible job that carers do in our community.

We don’t often hear about the work carers do and the personal sacrifices they make. That is why these Awards are so important.

The Coalition is committed to supporting carers and recognising the significant contribution they make in their families and communities Australia-wide.