Who are our carers? How are they cared for and supported? What facilities are available to help them?

Carers Australia -Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

Australian Government: Department of Health and Ageing

Do you need help to live independently at home? A Centre can:

  • Provide you with information on local aged & community care services available to suit your needs
  • Arrange help for carers to take a break from their caring role (respite)

To contact your local Centre call Freecall TM  1800 052 222*

The nearest Carelink Centre shop front is in Toombul

For emergency respite outside business hours call Freecall TM  1800 059 059*

*Calls from mobile phones are not free.

Carer Advisory and Counselling Service

For family carer support and counselling you can contact Carers Queensland on 1800 242 636*

*Calls from mobile phones are not free.


1300YOUNGCARE = 1300 968 642  where young people with 24/7 care needs end up.

Youngcare Ltd

Postal address: PO Box 725 Spring Hill Q 4004
Office address: 75 St Pauls Terrace Spring Hill Q 4000

d: 1300 YOUNGCARE (1300 968 642)
p: 07 3041 3400
f: 07 3041 3411
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Carer Business Discount Card

Provides discounts when purchasing goods and services from participating outlets.

To be eligible you must live in Qld and receive the Centrelink Carer Payment or Carer Allowance.

Age limits do not apply.

Apply for or replace (lost) a Carer Business Discount Card  or call 13 13 04 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Senior Shopper  (This service is also available to carers)

  • No-cost service that allows you to shop from home
  • Negotiate on your behalf to find the best possible price on an extensive range of products and services, including:
    • Electrical
    • Travel
    • New/ used cars
    • Mowers
    • Cameras
    • Computers
    • Furniture
    • Tyres
    • Carpets
    • Car rental
    • Whitegoods
    • Accommodation
    • Pharmaceuticals
  • 1300 366 265

Carers Queensland

  • Provides information, community development, counselling, support services and advocacy
  • Free of charge
  • Phone 1800 242 636  Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Carer-Friendly Business Awards

Carers and businesses can nominate for this award in October 2010.

Email details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Offers $500 off a pair of hearing devices including Epoq, Dual XW, W, or V models, Mini M9 or Mini M7, Vigo Pro Connect
  • Freecall 1800 057 220
  • Quote PA2488. Expires 31 Dec 2011

Carers discounts

  • Ultra Tune Auto Service Centre, 1028 Samford Rd, Keperra  3351 7855 10% off MHS/major service, excluding repairs
  • Beaurepaires tyres, cnr Settlement Rd & Samford Rd, Keperra 3351 7588 10% off selected sets of 4 car and 4WD tyres. Conditions apply.
  • Retravision Northern Ltd, Great Western Super Centre, Keperra  3851 0566 "Special" discounts on ticketed prices. Conditions apply
  • Graham Robert Hams, 3 Arvagh Place Ferny Grove 0416 626 426  20% off used golf balls. All balls 10c to over $2 each.
  • AudioClinic hearing health care, Great Western Super Centre, Keperra 1800 057 220
  • Showcase Jewellers, Arana Jewellers, Arana Hills Kmart Plaza, Arana Hills 3351 4765  10% off RRP. Conditions apply
  • QuickMow, Arana Hills. Mobile service  3166 1507 Book online at for 10% discount
  • MauMusic, 10 Dallas Pde, Keperra  3355 3955  10% off print music, instruments and accessories.
  • Eyecare Plus, Great Western Super Centre, Keperra  3351 4888  10% off frames and lenses. Conditions apply
  • Kool Kat Refrigeration, 71 Outlook Tce, Ferny Grove  3851 0490  10% off service call fro fridge and freezer repairs.
  • Red Rooster, cnr Dawson Pde & Patricks Rd, Arana Hills 3351 5552  10% off meal and drink purchased. Conditions apply



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