There are two forms of regular payment available to eligible carers through Centrelink and the Department of Human Services.
Carer Allowance - a supplementary payment for people who care for an adult with a disability, severe medical condition or who is frail aged at home.
Carer Payment - a means tested income support payment for people who cannot support themselves through participation in the workforce while caring for someone with a disability, severe medical condition or who is frail aged.
For more information visit Department of Human Services (link opens a new window) or phone the Centrelink number for Disability, Sickness and Carers on 13 2717. There may be other financial assistance available for specific purposes.
Carers Victoria operates a Care Line 1800 242 636, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (local call cost). The Care Line worker on duty can give you more information about both payments and other financial assistance.