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If you or a young carer you support has received the Young Carer Bursary and would like the opportunity to share your/their story we would like to hear from you.

What young carers have to say about Young Carers Bursary Program

Read stories from young carers and how the bursary has assisted them.

Shamsia

Wagga Wagga, NSW
I am 14 years old and I live in Wagga Wagga N.S.W. It has been nearly 5 years that I have been in Australia with my family. I am from Afghanistan, but I was born in Pakistan. I have 7 people in my family: Mum, Dad, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and myself. I am also […]

How it helped me

Moreland City, VIC
I am a young carer for my mum who has mental health issues, grandma who has a number of medical issues and two young brothers with autism. Receiving the bursary greatly helped me achieve my goal of completing year 12, it paid for my school fees, books and a myki card. I truly do not […]

I am a carer, student and daughter

City of Lake Macquarie, NSW
Currently I am both a career and a student but also a daughter. My step father was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2018 and has deteriorated rapidly over the last few years. During this time I have progressed from study as a HSC student to university. I was really conflicted, the need for study […]

Grateful

City of South Perth, WA
My older sister was diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, Anorexia in 2016 and now suffers from anxiety. I was in year 6 when she was diagnosed, I am now in year 10. My parents both lost money by not being able to work while my sister was very sick and so the bursary helped them […]

Thanks for the help

VIC
I help care for my younger sister. The young carers bursary helped me increase my level of knowledge by helping me a computer to help with school, they have helped me get uniform for my school and have helped me prepare for high school by giving me the equipment and support I needed. It helped […]

My success

QLD
My name is Aroha. I am 14 and I have been helping support my 2 younger sisters with illness my whole life. I don’t see their illness or disabilities. It wasn’t until i went to school I realised that my life was slightly different to others. My younger sister was born with a rear form […]