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.