Elder care and seniors support

Support and assistance for older Australians

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.

National seniors organisations

Australian Capital Territory seniors organisations

Northern Territory seniors organisations

New South Wales seniors organisations

  • 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.
  • NSW 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.

Queensland seniors organisations

South Australia seniors organisations

  • 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 Australians.
  • SA Government: Seniors' rights - Provides links to information and resources related to a number of legal issues, including consumer rights and financial control.
  • 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 (HACC). 

Tasmania seniors organisations

Victoria seniors organisations

  • Aged 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 services.
  • 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 organisations

  • 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 lives.
  • Retirees WA - Not-for-profit organisation advocating for seniors.
  • Seniors Housing - This is a free, independent information and advice service covering the full range of housing options for seniors in WA.

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Last updated: 12 Apr 2019