Caring for yourself and others

The Carer Wellbeing Survey



Research Team

The team working on the project are:

Dr Jacki Schirmer

Dr Riyana Miranti

Dr Mel Mylek

Ms Kimberley Brown

Ms Celia Maddox


The Regional Wellbeing Survey team are proud to be partnering with Carers Australia to conduct a national survey into the wellbeing of carers and their support services. The Caring for Others & Yourself: Carer Wellbeing Survey asks people to share their experiences – past and present – of being a carer and the support services they use.

Results from the 2022 carer wellbeing survey can be found here:

2022 Carer Wellbeing Survey full report

Results from the 2021 carer wellbeing survey can be found here:



Caring for other people can take many forms, and so can the benefits and challenges that come with providing care to another person. The 2021 Carer Wellbeing Survey asked about the types of care provided to others, and the types of supports or services accessed in caring roles, including the Australian Government Carer Gateway. In 2022 the Carer Wellbeing Survey examined whether the wellbeing of Australia’s carers changed between 2021 and 2022. It also provided deeper analysis of key aspects of carers’ wellbeing and access to support.

This project extends on previous work undertaken as part of the Regional Wellbeing Survey, in which we identified that carers living in rural and regional areas often experience challenges to their wellbeing, and how these challenges varied for different carers (the report is available here)

You can download a copy of the 2021 survey questions below:

2021 CWS questions

2022 CWS questions

2023 CWS questions

More information about the survey, including how the privacy and confidentiality of participants is protected, can be found in our information sheet.


Sharing findings

Throughout the research, we will share our findings via public reports and media articles, and will update this webpage as publications become available. 



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