Young people providing unpaid care and support to a family member can apply for bursaries of $3,000 each to help continue their education or training.

The Young Carer Bursary Program offers 1,000 bursaries of $3,000 each year.

There are more than 235,500 unpaid young carers aged 25 years and under in Australia.

The bursaries are available for high school, college, TAFE, school-based apprenticeships, home schooling and undergraduate degrees.

Applications for the Young Carer Bursary Program are open until 8 September.

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