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Who we are

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice, and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.

Elder abuse comes in many forms. It can be financial, emotional or psychological, physical, sexual, or neglect. If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please contact our free confidential helpline 1300 368 821.

As well as our helpline, we offer specialist legal services, advocacy for individuals, and education. Seniors Rights Victoria also provides leadership on policy and law reform and works with organisations and groups to raise awareness of elder abuse.

Seniors Rights Victoria was established in 2008. It is a program of the Council of the Ageing (COTA) Victoria and is governed by its Board. Victoria Legal Aid and the Department of Health and Human Services provide the main funding. Seniors Rights Victoria works closely with Justice Connect's Seniors Law team and Eastern Community Legal Centre's elder abuse services

Who we help

If you are a Victorian aged 60 and above, or an Indigenous Victorian aged 45 and above, we can help  you on matters relating to elder abuse and ageing. This includes:

  • intervention orders
  • grandparenting
  • guardianship and administration
  • family care and ‘granny flat’ arrangements
  • misuse of powers of attorney.

Our funders

Seniors Rights Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government  Victoria Legal Aid and the Commonwealth of Australia Attorney-General’s Department.
Victoria State GovernmentVictoria Legal AidAttorney General's Department

Community Legal Centres Australia National Accreditation Scheme

Seniors Rights Victoria is accredited with the National Accreditation Scheme run by Community Legal Centres Australia. The National Accreditation Scheme (NAS) is an industry-based certification process for community legal centres (CLCs) that supports and recognises good practice in the delivery of community legal services.

The NAS provides a quality assurance process that gives CLCs, funding bodies and clients confidence that CLCs are operating according to good practice and industry standards. The NAS promotes a culture of on-going continuous quality improvement.
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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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