Alfred Health Carer Services

Are you looking after someone? 

Perhaps you care for an older parent who you visit regularly, a partner you look after 24 hours or a child with a disability.  If you're taking even some responsibility for someone who is an older person, or who has a disability, mental illness or dementia then you are one of the 700,000 family carers who live in Victoria.

From August 2014, the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region became known as Alfred Health Carer Services.

We support carers in Melbourne's south by providing information, support, and access to respite and other community services.  Our role is to try to make the lives of carers a little bit easier.  

We work in the ten local government areas of Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonnington.  We are one of the largest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres in Australia, catering to the needs of our diverse carer community.

At the end of January 2016 we will be updating our website to a new, quicker and more mobile friendly format.  We apologise for any outdated content here while we are creating our new look.


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Mental Health Magazine (MHM) for people with a mental illness has been recently launched in order to prevent suicide and help people with a mental illness toward a better quality of life. The publication is run by people with a mental illness and half of the content will be provided by people with a mental illness.


The replacement value of the care provide by Australia’s unpaid carers has increased to $60.3 billion per year – over $1 billion every week, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics for Carers Australia, The Economic Value of Informal Care in Australia 2015.  This figure is up $20 billion from 2010.