Young Carer Bursary – applications now open

8 August 2022

The Young Carers Network’s Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers 1000 bursaries of $3000 each year to assist with education needs and resources.

To apply, you must be aged 12 – 25 years old for the entire time you’re receiving the bursary. Additional requirements can be found here.

Am I a young carer?

There 235,500 young carers in Australia. A young carer is a person up to the age of 25 years old who provides unpaid care and support to a loved one, including family members, or friends with a disability, physical or mental illness, a substance dependency or who is aged.

Watch the Carers Gateway’s video Am I a carer? below to learn more.