Carers Support
Carers Australia VIC– Counselling Support for Carers

Charlene Pereira is an accredited Carers Australia counsellor providing support services for carers within the City Of Maroondah.


Am I eligible to access government funded sessions?

You can use the Carers Australia VIC service if you provide care and support to a family member, partner or friend who is frail and elderly, has dementia, a mental illness, a disability, chronic illness or complex needs, or receives palliative care. 

Counselling is also available if you have recently stopped providing care (if the person you care for has moved into residential care, for example, or has passed away).

How many sessions are provided?

Carers VIC provide short-term counselling up to six sessions. 

How do I arrange a referral?

You can contact the Carers VIC advisory line to discuss your needs. CarersVIC staff can assess your eligibility and make a direct referral.  You can also ask your GP, case manager or support worker to make a referral with your consent. Carers VIC advisory line: 1800 242 636