Elder abuse prevention and awareness

Below are a list of resources relating to 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 are a range of services that can provide advice, support or referrals if you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse.

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 webpage 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.

Elder abuse happens. Know the signs — make it stop.

All Queenslanders need to be alert to elder abuse and know where to seek help if they are concerned about someone they know.

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.

Elder Abuse happens. Know the signs — make it stop.