Older People's Organisations within Australia

Council on the Ageing Queensland
The website of the Queensland Branch of the Council on the Ageing that seeks to promote and protect the well-being of all older people in Queensland.

Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League
The website of the Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League, a voluntary lobby group made up on pensioners and superannuants, that includes information on projects, issues and how to join the organization.

National Seniors
The official website of National seniors--a non-profit organization with over 190,000 members aged 50 and over nationally.

The Association of Independent Retirees
The website of this non-party political, advocacy group representing self-funded and partially self-funded retirees.

U3A Online
This website includes information on Universities of the Third Age (U3A) particularly in Australia and New Zealand. The "Isolated Bytes" project is a major component of the site where by isolated older people can access some of the advantages of membership of an ordinary U3A.

Older Women’s Network
The website of the Older Women's Network which is a support group based in Millers Point, NSW, that promotes the rights, dignity and well-being of older women.

Older Men’s Health & Wellbeing
This directory is an initiative of COTA (NSW). It was designed to be a useful resource about older men’s health and wellbeing and to serve as a possible first stage in a much more substantial project.


Australian Commonwealth Government


Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
This website includes a range of on-line publications about aged care, including a set of aged care information sheets.

Commonwealth Department of Veteran Affairs
This site provides information on health, housing, pensions and commemorations for veterans.

This is the website of Centrelink, located in the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services. The website includes information on people who can help older people, such as social workers, relevant payments and a wide range of publications as well as questions and answers about Centrelink services.

Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
This website provides information on a number of topics and services for older people provided by the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.


Queensland Government Departments

Important information for Seniors, Department of Communities, Queensland
This website provides an overview of the programs and services provided by the Department of Communities for Queensland seniors.

Queensland Seniors Council
The Queensland Seniors Council provides current and timely advice to the Minister for Communities, Disability Services, Seniors and Youth and the Queensland Government on issues relating to seniors and ageing.

Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, Queensland
This website provides information about HACC services which assist frail older people and younger people with disabilities to remain living in their own homes in the community.

Queensland Health
The website of the Queensland Government department, Queensland Health, containing a complete guide to health services, on-line brochures and information on a range of health topics.

Department of Justice – Public Trustee Office of Queensland
This website provides information about guardianship provisions and power of attorney.

Office of Fair Trading, Department of Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development
This website includes a wide range of information for senior consumers such as retirement villages, product recalls, and how to lodge complaints.

The Office for Women
The Office for Women is the lead agency on issues related to women and girls in the Queensland Government. This website includes information on Women's Infolink and current priority areas.



Carers Queensland
This non-government organisation works to enhance quality of life for those in a caring role through the provision of support and information.

The Wesley Healthwise Centre – Olderwise
This website supplies current and accurate information for older people about health issues, services and resources.


Ageing Interest Groups

The Australian Psychological Society's Psychology and Ageing Interest Group
The Psychology and Ageing Interest Group is dedicated to furthering clinical knowledge, research agendas, teaching and learning initiatives and public policy relating to older adults in Australia. It acts as a mechanism for psychologists all over Australia to stay linked with colleagues who share similar clinical, teaching and research interests.



Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU)
This website includes a range of information about the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit and elder abuse including downloadable "Fact Sheets" and "Multilingual Brochures" which are available in 15 different languages.

Cherish Life


Educative Flyer regarding Voluntary Assisted Dying

Recreation/General Interest

Volunteering Queensland
This website lists volunteering job opportunities provided by the Queensland Volunteer Resource Centres.

Brisbane Seniors Online
This is a voluntary organisation that helps the over 50’s in the Great South East and Brisbane Area to learn the basics of computers and the internet.

A free, monthly online journal bu for and about seniors. Published on the first day of every month.

Silver Peers
This is ann interactive website for seniors, pensioners and retirees organized by a group of older people from the western suburbs of Brisbane. The site contains comments, healthy ideas, tips and tricks, travel advice as well as a lively forum for the oldies.



Aged Care Queensland
This website provides information on Aged Care Queensland which is an association of organizations concerned with providing care and accommodation services to older Queenslanders or Queenslanders with disabilities. The website includes information on community care, respite care, in-home personal care, nursing homes, hostels and retirement villages.

Retirement Village Association
This website contains information on all member villages as well as frequently asked questions, and answers, about retirement villages

Association of Residents of Queensland Retirement Villages
This website includes news updates and information on a range of topics related to retirement living such as tax, leasing and repairs.


Research Centres and Networks

Ageing Well Network
The ARC Research Network on Ageing Well has been funded by the Australian Government as part of their Research Networks Program. The project supports interdisciplinary, high quality research in ageing.

Ageing Research Online
Ageing Research Online is a site developed and managed by the Department of Health and Ageing. The site provides access to information on ageing relevant policy responses, research initiatives and grants information.

Australian Policy Online
This site acts as an online gateway for Australian research in public policy. The site provides direct links to research from a variety of centres and institutes around Australia (nearly 60 so far), giving researchers, journalists, librarians, students and others access to the most up-to-date research and analysis in a broad range of policy areas.

Centre for Research on Ageing
The Centre for Research and Ageing is one of the research centres of the Curtin University of Technology. It is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older persons through a multidisciplinary research approach. The research theme of the centre includes aged care services, health in ageing and dementia.