Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors


There's no excuse for elder abuse

This year’s elder abuse prevention campaign highlights some of the most common forms of abuse and directs people to support for themselves or someone they know.

As a lot of the most common forms of elder abuse are quite subtle and hard to detect, we may think the abuse is not that bad. That’s why we’re making it clear that there is no excuse for any type of elder abuse in this year’s campaign.

Find out why There's no excuse for elder abuse.

Seniors Week

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. It promotes positive attitues towards older people and ageing, and encourages older people to lead active lifestyles.

Help us celebrate Seniors Week.

Grandparents Day

Celebrated annually in October, Grandparents Day is a chance for grandchildren, children and the community to thank grandparents for their love and support.

Get involved in Grandparents Day by doing something special with your grandparents, or organising an event with your school or community group.

Disability Action Week

Disability Action Week is held annually in September with the aim of empowering people with disability, raising awareness of disability issues, and improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community. Each year we support community groups and organisations to host events during the week.

Get into Disability Action Week.

Everybody has a role to play—All Abilities Queensland 

Creating a more inclusive Queensland is the job of every Queenslander. Hear from Queenslanders with disability and find out what you can do to help make sure every Queenslander has the same opportunities to reach their full potential.

What is your role? Find out at Everybody has a role to play.