Elder abuse awareness and prevention

What is elder abuse?

What it is and signs that someone may be experiencing abuse.

How to get help

There is a range of services that can provide advice, support or referrals if you are experiencing abuse, or are concerned about an older person you know.

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit

Provides a free statewide telephone information, support and referral service for anyone who is experiencing elder abuse or is concerned about someone they know. Also provides community education and awareness activities.

Other support services

A list of other support services for seniors who are victims of abuse and discrimination.

Queensland Government Elder Abuse Awareness campaign

The official website of the Queensland Government elder abuse awareness campaign.

National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians

The Queensland Government is working with the Australian Government and all other Australian states and territories to implement the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians.

Information for health professionals

Information for health professionals about the risk factors and signs of elder abuse, and what to do if you suspect someone is being abused.

Some things never grow old

Respect, dignity and feeling safe are simple things that Queenslanders of all ages need and deserve. We all need to be alert to elder abuse and know where to seek help if concerned.

If you are experiencing abuse, or are concerned that an older person you know is at risk, call the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 651 192 for free, confidential information and referrals. Helpline operators are available between 9am and 5pm weekdays.