Aged Care

Aged care provides support for older people with everyday living and other needs.

To find out more about the Community Aged Care services and resources listed below, click the blue words to be directed to the relevant websites.

► My Aged Care  If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care can help. 

► Carers Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.

If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.

The Australian Government works with a range of health and carer organisations across Australia, known as Carer Gateway service providers, to deliver services to carers no matter where they live in Australia.

Carer Gateway provides many services to support carers in their caring role, including:

► Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) Across Australia, there’s a network of independent non-profit organisations giving a voice to older people at every stage of their aged care experience.

Nationally, these organisations come together as members of the Older Persons Advocacy Network, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, to deliver the National Aged Care Advocacy Program. Our network members provide free, confidential, and independent support to older people seeking or receiving government-funded aged care services, their families, and representatives across Australia.

Together, we help older people understand and exercise their aged care rights, seek aged care services that suit their needs and find solutions to issues they may be experiencing with their aged care provider.

At a national level, we raise the voices of older people with governments, aged care providers and sector stakeholders to advance aged care reforms so that older people have a better aged care experience. We write submissions to Royal Commissions, Senate and parliamentary inquiries, participate in consultations and forums, develop responses to government policies and oversee our network to ensure national consistency in what we do. Browse our positions statements and submissions at our Publications page.

You can get in touch with a member of our team via our Contact Us page.

► Aged/Disability Advocacy  Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia) is a not-for-profit, independent, community based advocacy and education service with 30 years’ experience in supporting and improving the well being of older people and people with disability.

Headquartered in Brisbane we provide advocacy services to older people and people with disability in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities across Queensland.  Our services are free, confidential and client focused.

ADA Australia offers a range of services in the following areas:

ADA Law community legal service:

► Council of the Ageing Qld COTA Australia’s role is to promote, improve and protect the wellbeing of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers. It seeks to be recognised by government, the general community and media as representing, advocating for and serving all older Australians.

COTA Australia promotes the interests of Australians as we age at the highest level of government and key national organisations. See Representing You for a full list of bodies on which COTA Australia is represented.


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