Carer Information Hub

This Hub aims to provide you with information and resources to support community members in their role of carer.

The City of Port Phillip acknowledges the important contribution of carers in our community.

We recognise and want to support you as a carer in our community. We say 'carer' to describe someone who provides care to another person who has a disability, a mental illness, is older or has an ongoing medical condition (including terminal or chronic illness or dementia). This care is typically more than expected in their usual role as family member, friend or neighbour, and is unpaid. To learn more about carers, visit Carer Gateway.

Council’s Carer Information Hub aims to provide you with information and resources to support community members in their role of carer. Local carer support groups and other resources below are just some of the services available in Port Phillip. They are not endorsed by or affiliated with Council.

Council resources

Local carer support groups

If you are a locally active, peer-led carer support group and would like to be listed (subject to eligibility), please contact us:

Email: access@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Phone: ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 - ask for Council's MetroAccess Project Officer.

Other resources

  • Carers Card – state-wide discounts and benefits with participating businesses
  • Carer Gateway – practical advice and resources for carers
  • Carers Victoria - the state-wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria
  • Access and Inclusion Plan 2019-21 - Council implements this plan to deliver outcomes for inclusion of people with disability and their carers