The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is trialling an integrated model of care for responding to suspected elder abuse at five Victorian health services.

DHHS is also funding four initiatives to prevent elder abuse, including elder abuse prevention networks and resources for carers.

For help or advice

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing elder abuse, these services may be of assistance:

Seniors Rights Victoria
1300 368 821
Free helpline, legal, advocacy and referral service specialising in elder abuse.

Elder Rights Advocacy
1800 700 600

Free service for all Victorians in residential and home care programs providing advocacy, information, support and advice.

Office of the Public Advocate
1300 309 337

For information or assistance regarding Enduring Power of Attorney, Guardianship or Administration matters. 

If you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation you should ring Victoria Police on 000.

Help or advice for professionals

A secondary consultation for professionals working with older people and their carers or family is available from an Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Liaison Officer at one of five health service locations that are part of a trial of an Integrated Model of Care For Responding To Suspected Elder Abuse.

You can consult an Elder Abuse Prevention and Liaison Officer about suspected elder abuse. Please contact a Liaison Officer closest to your catchment area.

Latrobe Community Health Service
Mobile: 0427 031 541

Melbourne Health
Mobile: 0400 544 530

Monash Health
Mobile: 0431 453 950

Peninsula Health
Phone: 03 9784 7073

Western Health
Mobile: 0423 842 103