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Key statistics - NSW Carers Register


  • The number of authorised carers has remained stable since June 2020
  • 14% of Authorised Carers identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 62% of Carers are Female and 38% are Male, 0.01% identifies as Gender X
  • 50% of Household members are over 18 years of age and require a Working with Children Check
  • DCJ manages 47% of the households in the Carers Register, NGO manage the other 53%

*Data represents a snapshot at the end of the quarter indicated apart from Cancelled, Surrendered, Refused, Withdrawn data
which covers this quarter compared to last year's corresponding quarter.

If you would like more information on the Carers Register, please email us at carers-register@ocg.nsw.gov.au 

Carers Register this quarter

Statistics at 30 June 2021

18,860 authorised carers and 12,561 household members are currently on the Carers Register
Number of current authorised carers and household members
13% of Carers identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Carers - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
62% of authorised carers are female, 38% male
Carers - gender

5,957 carer households managed by an NGO, 6,156 managed by FACS
Households managed by NGOs or DCJ
51% of carer household members are over 18 and require a Working With Children Check
Adult household members

Carers and applicants

Carers and applicants - cancelled or withdrawn

Tables – applications

Current applications
Number of household applications1,886
Number of carer applicants2,895


Carer applications refused or withdrawn
StatusApril – June 2020April – June 2021
Withdrawn – no concerns 326400
Withdrawn with concerns 6645