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Young carers are people up to 25 years old who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, a physical or mental illness, a substance dependency, or who is aged.
Young carers help with many tasks like:
giving medication, and
Young carers may provide support and unpaid care to their:
Young carers may look after them every day or from time to time.
There are 272,000 young carers in Australia.
Watch the Carers Gateway's video Am I a carer? to learn more.