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