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 is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a carer, family or friends.
If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please contact our free, confidential Helpline: 1300 368 821.
Our experienced advocates and legal advisors provide a welcoming and respectful environment where older people can talk confidentially about their experiences and choose their preferred course of action. Interpreters are available when needed.
Seniors Rights Victoria can help any Victorian aged 60 and above, or any Indigenous Victorian aged 45 and above, on matters relating to elder abuse and ageing. This includes:
• age discrimination
• grandparenting rights
• guardianship and administration
• family care and ‘granny flat’ arrangements
• powers of attorney
• wills and estates.
Our services include a Helpline, specialist legal services, short-term support and advocacy for individuals and education. Seniors Rights Victoria also provides leadership on policy and law reform. Download our Service Brochure and view our case studies.
Watch our video to learn more about how we work with older people, their families and service providers.