The Australian Human Rights Commission undertakes research, education and policy activities to build awareness of the Act and to tackle the attitudes and stereotypes that can lead to age discrimination. It has a particular focus on addressing barriers to equality and participation faced by mature workers, older Australians and young people.
The Aged Care Australia website is the Australian Government's premier website about aged care. It provides access to government and non-government information and services and will help people make informed decisions about aged care options for themselves and their family members. It hosts a number of features including an Aged Care Home Finder, a Community Care Service Finder and the My Page feature which allows consumers to store material they have selected from the site. .
The Aged Care Complaints Scheme provides a free service for people to raise their concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving residential or community aged care services that are subsidised by the Australian Government.
This site includes news and helpful information including how to raise a concern.
The Aged Care Home Finder helps you to look for Australian government-funded aged care homes that meet your particular needs.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains a comprehensive range of topics relevant to Ageing for Consumers. These topics include information on Help to Stay at Home, Residential Care, Caring for Someone, Support for People with Special Needs and related Publications.
HealthInsite topic page linking to resources on maintaining your health as you age and enter retirement.
HealthInsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
Anniversary messages (anniversary and birthday greetings from the Prime Minister, Governor-General and the Queen)
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. This page provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.
Broadband for Seniors forms part of an Australian Government initiative to provide older Australians with access to computers and the Internet via free Internet kiosks; and to support seniors to gain confidence and build skills in using new technology.
The Household Assistance Package will ensure that those Australians that need help the most, particularly pensioners and low and middle income households, will get assistance for the cost of living impact of the carbon price.
Do you need to know about which community, residential aged care, disability and other support services are available in your area? Search this directory for an extensive list of service providers - including the range of services they offer and their contact details.
The community care service finder can help you find services that can help you remain independent in your home.
The Northern Territory Pensioner Concession Scheme is available to eligible carers, senior citizens, non-pensioner aged war service veterans, pensioners and low-income superannuants. Information includes how to apply, application forms, available concessions and eligibility details.
Information about concessions and rebates available to Seniors Card holders in Western Australia.
A range of concessions is available from the South Australian Government. Find information on concessions and entitlements you may be eligible for by selecting one or more of the available options.
The Experience+ initiative provides help for mature aged people looking for work including access to free career advice. It also provides information on programs and services for employers interested in employing more mature age Australians.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Offers seniors a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their mobile device. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.
The National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre provides consumer-oriented research into productive ageing to improve the quality of life of people aged 50 and over.
Older Australians make a significant contribution to their families and the community. There are many services available to support older Australians, including retirement and employment advice, information on help with medical and pharmaceutical costs, financial support and caring for others.
The National Public Toilet Map (the Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms and accessibility for people with disabilities.
Most people can expect to live to age 80 or 90 so you want your income to last the distance. Whether you're years away from retirement or already retired, here are some MoneySmart things you can do to secure your financial future.
Seniors.gov.au is the Australian Government's premier source of information for Australians over 50. Seniors.gov.au provides older Australians with information on health, lifestyle, care, finance, work and their legal rights and entitlements. Seniors.gov.au also provides a range of community features including a meeting place, q and a forum, events calendar and a 'living history'.