Carer of the Year

The Continence Carer of the Year Award acknowledges the important but often overlooked role of at-home carers, who deal with the complex role of caring for someone with incontinence.

The award is open to carers from all around Australia, and nominations are invited from family, friends or health professionals who would like to bring to our attention these amazing individuals whose contributions are valued at over $1 billion a week in Australia.

The winner of the Continence Carer of the Year Award receives a prize of $1000, which is announced during the Conference Gala Dinner of the Continence Foundation of Australia's National Conference on Incontinence in Melbourne 13 - 16 November 2018.

Read the 2018 Carer of the Year's inspirational story.

The 2019 Continence Carer of the Year award is proudly sponsored by:

Applications for Continence Carer of the Year close Tuesday 1 October 2019.      APPLY NOW

Application Guidelines:

• Who is eligible to receive the award? 
All unpaid carers are eligible to apply for the award. Previous Carer of the Year winners are ineligible to apply.

• Who can nominate a carer?
Anyone can nominate a carer. This includes the carer themselves, a family member or friend, or a health professional or the person who receives care. Nominators must notify the carer before making a nomination.

• What does the winner receive?
The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. 

• How do I nominate a carer?
By completing the following application form.

• When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be announced at the Continence Foundation’s 28th National Conference on Incontinence at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 13 – 16 November.
The winner will be notified by phone and the details published on and in Bridge Magazine.

• The nominator confirms that the carer provides continence care.

• Continence Foundation of Australia will contact by telephone applicants who have been shortlisted.

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For all enquiries, please call the Continence Foundation on 03 8692 8400 or email

Applications for the Carer of the Year award now open.

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