We are continually gathering stories from working carers. These stories provide an insight into the experiences of other working carers and provide a source of inspiration and support for us all.

Here is our list of working carer stories. We will continue to add more stories as they become available so keep checking this page.

Welcoming a new baby with Down syndrome challenged Ryan

Ryan didn’t tell his workmates when he and his wife gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome.


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She’s leaving home... but mum and dad are still on call

Life can take an unexpected twist when your child announces she is leaving home.

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This farmer cares for his wife with OCD

Andrew has a dual role. He is a North Coast organic farmer, growing mostly Asian greens for the Brisbane restaurant market, and a carer for his wife, who has obsessive compulsive disorder.


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After parental leave – coming back to part-time work

The outcome of a recent case under the Fair Work Act has important consequences for some working carers.

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Closing the gap for Indigenous people with disability

All Australian governments are carefully considering how to make sure that Indigenous Australians share in the benefits of DisabilityCare Australia

Read more: Closing the gap for Indigenous people with disability