June 24, 2022


A new study has revealed that after a tumultuous two years, Australians have realised the supreme importance of caring for others.

The Panadol-commissioned research found that Aussies have reprioritised the importance of caring for others, with almost 80% realising the significance of caring for those around them.

The 2022 Panadol Care Study has also provided insight into the way Australians are reflecting on what they do for others. Despite 8 in 10 Australians offering care to those in need during the pandemic, more than half admitted they should give more than they currently do.

“Australians see care as the basis for what makes up our communities. This is felt by all generations and is a critical part of how we feel supported and safe, ” explained James Meins, Senior Area Marketing Manager ANZ, GSK Consumer Healthcare (Haleon Designate).

“Connection with our communities has been under threat these past two years with the pandemic but our spirit as a nation has shone through, with more than 4 in 5 Aussies (86%) recognising care is at its strongest when communities are in need. That’s why we want to continue to recognise Australians who have gone above and beyond to help care for others and continue the important conversations with our winners to foster greater care in Australian communities.”

Three quarters of the 3000 Australians surveyed said they feel more disconnected to their communities than pre-pandemic.

Panadol has responded to Australia’s urge to care for those in their communities by bringing back the Panadol Care Collective. It’s a way to reward deserving Aussies who make it a priority to care for others.

Panadol Care Collective 2022

The Panadol team is calling for all Australians to nominate themselves or a deserving individual in their community who has an exceptional story of care. They’ll be recognised by sharing in $135,000 worth of individual and community care packages.

This year, Australians over the age of 18 are eligible to nominate a person or child of any age, with entries open from 15 June 2022 to 29 July 2022. For further information on how to nominate a caring individual and for more information on the 2022 Panadol Care Study, please go to Panadol Care Collective.

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  • I entered my mums neighbour. They both live in a retirement village, all residents are over 70. Pat gets up every morning and starts her door knock checks on her elderly neighbours, she’s over 80 herself. If anyone needs a ride to any appointments, shopping to do or even fancies a coffee out….Pat is there offering a ride. She organises lots of social occasions for her neighbours to keep up the needed social aspect. Everyone loves her to bits and would be lost without her


  • Thank you to all carers and Panadol for their recognition of most valuable effort to sharing love and care.


  • Carers are the best thing in Australia right now.


  • Did you know ? / Carer Statistics

    There are over 2.65 million carers across Australia *

    Carers make up nearly 11% of Australia’s population *

    Around 861,000 carers are primary carers, those who provide the most informal support to a family member or friend ^

    The weekly median income of primary carers aged 15 – 64 is $800 compared to non-carers, who receive a median weekly income of $997 ^

    7 out of 10 primary carers are women *

    The average age of a primary carer is 54 *

    1 in 11 carers are under the age of 25 *

    One-third of primary carers provide 40 hours or more of unpaid care per week ^

    More than half of primary carers provide care for at least 20 hours per week ^

    Over one-third of primary carers have a disability (twice the rate of non-carers) ^


  • We can definitely do better in caring for others and our loved ones. Being a carer is no easy career yet can be so rewarding. It’s great to see people out there who do this job.


  • I have recently become a carer and more understand the difficulties other carers may face


  • I’m convinced there are many who deserve this and there will be many who’re caring in love that we don’t know about, as this caring role can be rather isolating


  • I was my father’s carer and it was both exhausting and rewarding. I miss him so much.


  • I love reading the stories of great humans


  • Great idea but how do you make that judgement on who the recipients should be?! I wonder what the criteria would be.


  • I want to find some ways I can help…


  • This is a beautiful initiative. There’s so much focus on the negatives lately that it would be wonderful to see some good being recognised.


  • So many people deserving of acknowlegment. This is good to see.


  • That’s lovely to honor those who care


  • What a fantastic initiative.


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