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.

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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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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Her mum just needs a bit of help but Janine is far away

Janine lives five hours’ drive from her mum, who is ageing and becoming increasingly dependent.


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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

The hard road of caring for a son with mental illness

Tanya and Paul are an ordinary working couple living the extraordinary life of parents of a person with a mental illness.


Read more: The hard road of caring for a son with mental illness