Friday, 13 September 2019

There are 2.7 million carers across Australia. Many of them are doing vital work, unseen and behind closed doors. To celebrate the incredible contribution they make to our community, we have a calendar of free events this Carers Week (13-19 October) focused on relaxation, socialising and having fun.

Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. If all carers stopped doing what they do, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace them - that is over $1 billion per week.

If you’re a carer or you know someone who’s a carer, take some time out and enjoy these free activities created especially for you!

Events are free – but bookings are required.

High Tea for Carers

Monday 14 October, 2.30 - 4pm
Manly Town Hall

A delicious high tea at the historic Manly Council Chambers in the heart of Manly. A presentation from historian Virginia Macleod will bring to life the colourful history of Manly and its surrounds.

Bookings: 9976 1562 or

Big Day Out for Carers

Redfern, pick up Cromer and Dee Why
Tuesday 15 October

Carers NSW invites family and friends of carers for a fun day out filled with relaxation, wellness activities, information sessions, a BBQ lunch and live entertainment.

Bus pick up from: 9.15am - Cromer Community Centre, 9.30am - Dee Why main bus stop (heading South to city). Return approx. 2.30 - 3pm

Bookings: Carers Support Program on 9931 7777 or

Exhibitions Explored - Gallery Tour

Wednesday 16 October, 10.30am - 12pm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum

A guided tour of three unique exhibitions at Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Includes a morning tea of scones with jam and cream. Read more about the exhibitions.

Bookings: 9976 1562 or

Best Foot Forward - Foot Care for Carers

Thursday 17 October, 1.30 - 3pm
Multifunction Room, Warringah Mall Library (near Hoyts Cinemas)

Caring for a loved one can mean you spend a lot of time on your feet. This is an opportunity to hear from local podiatrist Ian Murphy about podiatry, common foot problems and foot care guidelines. Relax with a free foot massage. Light refreshments will be available.

Bookings: 9976 1562 or

Movie for Carers at Warringah Mall - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Friday 18 October, 10am arrival time (10.30am film start)
Hoyts Warringah Mall

Take some time out to share a movie with other carers. You can also enjoy a free ice cream, drink or choc top.

Bookings: Carers Support Program on 9931 7777 or

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