Carers Allowance (caring for a child under 16 years) is a supplementary payment available through Centrelink.
Who can access this funding?
The Carers Allowance may be available if you are a parent or carer who provides additional care and attention on a daily basis for a child aged under 16 years with a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability. The Carers Allowance is not subject to means testing. Eligibility is determined by Centrelink.
How do I access this funding?
You will need to contact Centrelink and complete and application form.
Where can I find out more information?
More information can be accessed through the Centrelink payments page http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/carer_allow_child.htm