Elder care and seniors support
Support and assistance for older
Here are the details of some organisations for seniors around
Australia that can help you or your family if you need information
or other support.
- Aged Care Complaints
Commissioner - Receives complaints about Commonwealth-funded
aged care services.
- Association of
Independent Retirees (AIR) - Represents self-funded and
partially self-funded retirees and conducts research and advocates
on various issues relating to retirement.
- Council on the Ageing (COTA) -
Independent consumer organisation to protect and promote the
wellbeing of older people.
Australia - Provides services, education and
information for people living with Dementia, their family and
- Department of
Human Services (DHS) - Provides information on the aged
pension, other payments for seniors, as well as the Financial
Information Service, and "News for Seniors" - a magazine for older
- Department of Social Services
(DSS) - Helps to support seniors through programs and
- Department of Veterans'
Affairs - Provides information, advice and services to veterans
and their families on a range of issues, including pensions, health
care, home care and housing.
- My Aged Care - Provides information on
- National Seniors - Lobbies government
on behalf of people aged 50 and over.
Commonwealth Officers Association (SCOA) - A non-political,
not-for-profit organisation which safeguards the retirement
interests of members.
Australian Capital Territory seniors
Northern Territory seniors
New South Wales seniors
- Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource
Unit (EAHRU) - Confidential helpline offering information,
advice and referrals for people who experience, witness or suspect
the abuse of older people living in their homes in NSW. The
helpline number is 1800 628 221.
Health - A guide to some activities and programs to aid the
mental health and wellbeing of older people in NSW.
- Planning Ahead Tools - A NSW
Government initiative, this website contains information, tools and
resources to ensure your legal, health and asset wishes are known
and you have a plan for the future.
- Seniors Rights
Service - A NSW community legal centre that advocates for
residents of hostels, nursing homes and retirement villages, and
for older people with in-home care.
South Australia seniors
- Aged Rights Advocacy Service
Inc. - Information about resources and guidance on how to
support older people who are experiencing abuse.
- SA Health - Provides links
to a range of specialised health services for older South
- SA Government: Seniors'
rights - Provides links to information and resources related to
a number of legal issues, including consumer rights and financial
- SA Police Home Assist -
Offers security and personal safety services, such as a free home
security audit, to people eligible for Home and Community Care
Tasmania seniors organisations
Victoria seniors organisations
Care in Victoria - Provides information and links to aged care
services in Victoria.
- Elder Rights Advocacy - Promotes
and upholds the rights of Victorians who receive aged care
- Seniors Online - This
Victorian Government website provides a range of resources and
information for older Victorians.
- Seniors Rights Victoria -
Provides advice, support and information for older Victorians,
including the prevention of elder abuse.
Western Australia seniors
- Access WA - Helps you to find services that
have 'universal access' features, such as parking, toilets,
accommodation, entertainment, sports and recreation for seniors and
people with disabilities.
- Advocare Inc. - Advocates and provides
information and education to and on behalf of older people and
people with disabilities.
- Independent Living Centre
(ILC) - Provides information and advice, assessment, training,
funding and hire services that enable Western Australians of all
ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling
- Retirees WA - Not-for-profit organisation
advocating for seniors.
Housing - This is a free, independent information and
advice service covering the full range of housing options for
seniors in WA.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2019