The Act is relevant for carers of older people, people with a mental illness, people with a disability, and people being cared for in a foster, kinship or permanent care arrangement. There are certain obligations in the Act for state government departments, local councils, and organisations funded to provide services and support to carers. These obligations include:
- Promoting the principles in the Act to organisational staff
- Promoting the principles in the Act to people in care relationships
- Reflecting the principles in developing, providing or evaluating support and assistance for people in care relationships
- Reporting annually on how obligations under the Act are being met, for example in a paragraph in an organisation's annual report.