We're experiencing a high volume of calls to our Helpline. Our estimated response time is one week. For more information, click here.


Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) is experiencing a high volume of calls to our Helpline (1300 368 821).

As of 1 July 2023, we have limited resources to maintain previous service delivery levels; this likely means we will not be able to directly respond to calls in the first instance.

We invite callers to leave a voice message when prompted, and kindly ask that only one message is left when doing so. Duplicate messages will lead to delays in our response.

The usual time for calls to be responded to is one week.

For more information, click here.

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.

Resources and Education


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 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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Victorian Government cuts funding to Seniors Rights Victoria

Confirmed funding cuts to Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) as a result of the 2023-24 Victorian state budget will jeopardise its effectiveness in the fight against elder abuse, putting older Victorians…
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WEAAD 2023 keynote address focusses on intersectional approach to family violence & elder abuse

Download this media release as a PDF Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria will launch their World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) program on 14…
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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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