Everybody deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

Elder abuse comes in many forms. It can be financial, emotional or psychological, physical, sexual, or neglect. Some forms of abuse, such as sexual abuse, are criminal acts. Elder abuse can occur once, or many times. It can include one or a combination of the different types of abuse. Our case studies provide anonymous examples of elder abuse. 

Elder abuse can be intentional or unintentional. Most often the abuse is carried out by someone known to the older person. In many cases, the person responsible is a family member, friend, professional, or paid caregiver. Elder abuse affects people of all genders and all walks of life.

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information and support for those concerned about elder abuse. We have a community legal service and can represent older people experiencing elder abuse. We help Victorians 60 and above, or any Indigenous Victorians 45 and above.

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We provide support and resources to raise awareness of and to help prevent elder abuse.
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We provide accessible workshops and presentations for older people, family members and carers.
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Policy and Research

Policy and Research

We work to prevent elder abuse by advocating for particular policy positions and law reform.
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Latest news and events

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Seniors Rights Victoria and COTA Victoria holiday closure 2023

The offices of Seniors Rights Victoria and COTA Victoria will be closed from 5.00 pm AEDT on Thursday, 21 December 2023 through to 10.00 am AEDT on Wednesday, 3 January…
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Recognising and Responding to Elder Abuse: Seniors Rights Victoria launches new professional education program

Download media release as PDF Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV), the key service dedicated to preventing and responding to elder abuse within Victoria, has today launched a new professional education program…
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Seniors Rights Victoria website adds support for 25 additional languages

Download this media release as a PDF The Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) website has been updated to include videos and printable resources relating to elder abuse in twenty-five additional languages.…
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Safety and Emergencies
Vic's story
Vic lives independently in his own home with some home care assistance provided weekly. He’s active with a local walking group...
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SRV Shauna's story
Shauna's story
Shauna is 75. Recently her only son, Patrick, moved back home with her after her husband died. Her son has substance abuse issues...
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Beatrice's story
Beatrice is 70 years old. She has been married for 49 years and has three grown children. She is receiving temporary home after-care...
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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821.

If it is an emergency, call 000.
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