Carer Support

CarerLinks Indigenous

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their caring roles.

What is it?

We work with you and will help you with the supports you tell us you need. We can help you with strategies for managing day-to-day supporting your family and community. 

We are respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history and beliefs. We provide culturally appropriate and inclusive support and work in partnership with carers and community to get the supports they need.


A contribution to the cost of respite may be made. This will be discussed with the carer before the services start.

Do I need a referral?

No. You can be involved without a referral. Call our team to register. Make sure you tell us you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander so we can connect you with someone who can help.


We can also provide this service in a location that suits you or over-the-phone.

We run events for carers to attend across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.

See all Merri Health locations.


Call 1800 422 737, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time or request a call back here


More information

Who are carers?

Carers are family members and friends who look after someone who has problems managing at home or in the community without help. Carers can be parents, partners, spouses, young people, children and friends.

Are there any opportunities for carers to meet other carers?

Yes. We have a number of events during the year that can connect carers to other carers. We also run health and wellbeing events for carers to learn techniques to cope in their caring role.

How will carer services help me?

We will listen to what you want and need and try to help you in your caring role. We have many services that you can choose from. It is important to talk to someone about your experiences and how you are coping. 

How can I refer someone for carer support?

Call 1800 422 737, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time or request a call back here

This service is funded by the Victorian Government.

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