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Aged Care Advocacy Agencies

Topics in this section:

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)
(PO Box 144 DICKSON 2602)
2 Atherton Street
DOWNER ACT 2602
Phone (02) 6242 5060
Fax (02) 6242 5063
TTY (02) 6242 5065
Web site www.spirit.net.au/~adacas/
E-mail adacas@spirit.com.au

ADACAS promotes, protects and defends the rights of people with disabilities, older people and their carers.

New South Wales

The Aged-care Rights Service (TARS)
Level 4, 418a Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone (02) 9281 3600
1800 424 079 (toll free)
Fax (02) 9281 3672
Website www.tars.com.au
E-mail tars@tars.com.au

Northern Territory

Northern Region (Top End)

Aged & Disability Rights Team
DARWIN COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE
GPO Box 3180
Cnr Manton and McMinn Streets
DARWIN NT 0801
Phone (08) 8982 1111
1800 812 953 (toll free)
Fax (08) 8982 1112
E-mail info@dcls.org.au

Aged Care Advocacy Service
Centacare NT
6 Hartley St
ALICE SPRINGS 0871
Phone (08) 89582400
Freecall: 1800 354 550
Fax (08) 89582499
E-mail alicesprings@centacare-nt.org.au

NPY
Aged Advocacy
PO Box 2189
ALICE SPRINGS 0871
Phone (08) 89505452
Web site www.waru.org\npywomenscouncil

Queensland

Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Inc. (QADA)
121 Copperfield Street,
Geebung. Qld. 4034
Phone (07) 3637 6000
1800 818 338 (toll free)
Fax (07) 3637 6001
Email info@qada.org.au
Website www.qada.org.au

Regional Offices located in: Townsville, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and Gold Coast
Phone 1800 818 338

QADA provides advocacy services to:
  • recipients of Australian Government Aged Care services eg. residential care, EACH, CACP packages;
  • recipients of Home and Community Care (HACC) services and
  • carers of these recipients.

South Australia

Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc. (ARAS)
45 Flinders Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone (08) 8232 5377
1800 700 600 (country toll free)
Fax (08) 8232 5388
E-mail aras@agedrights.asn.au
Web site www.sa.agedrights.asn.au
www.elderabuse.org.au


ARAS provides advocacy assistance to older people or their representatives who are:

  • Receiving aged care services in the community or
  • Being assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Applying for or are receiving
    • Carer Allowance or
    • A Community Aged Care Package
  • Living, or about to live, in a residential facility or,
  • At risk of, or are, being abused,

Tasmania

Advocacy Tasmanian Inc.
Suite 6, Mayfair on the Bay
236-244 Sandy Bay Road
SANDY BAY TAS 7005
Phone (03) 6224 2240
1800 005 131 (toll free)
Fax (03) 6224 2411
E-mail advocacy@courier.tas.gov.au


Advocacy Tasmania is funded by both Federal and State Governments to provide a statewide advocacy service for:

  • People with a disability (with a focus on assisting people with employment or accommodation issues)
  • People with an intellectual disability who live at the Willow Court Centre in New Norfolk
  • Older people living in nursing homes or receiving Community Aged Care Packages or eligible to do so
  • People in receipt of or eligible to receive HACC services
  • People with a psychiatric disability, or mental illness who are living at the Royal Derwent Hospital during the period of the downsizing operation

Victoria

Residential Care Rights (RCR)
Suite 4B/C, 4th Floor
343 Little Collins Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Phone (03) 9602 3066
1800 133 312 (toll free)
Fax (03) 9602 3102
E-mail rights@optusnet.com.au
Web site www.vic.agedrights.asn.au


RCR provides an advocacy person for any person in Victoria who...

  • lives in a nursing home or hostel;
  • is being assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team;
  • has applied for or receives:
  • a Carer Allowance or
  • a Community Aged Care Package;
  • may have to move into a nursing home or hostel if Home and Community Care Services cannot support them in their own home.

Western Australia

AdvoCare
1/190 Abernethy Rd
BELMONT WA 6104
Phone (08) 9479 7566
1800 655 566 (toll free)
Fax (08) 9479 7599
E-mail rights@advocare.org.au
Web site www.advocare.org.au

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