Welcome to Elder Abuse Action Australia

Welcome to Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA), the new national peak established to respond to and prevent elder abuse. EAAA is committed to:

  • Social justice and the rights of others;
  • Respect for difference and inclusion;
  • Conversations with consumers and industry stakeholders;
  • Accountability and integrity;
  • Evidence based practice and research; and
  • Innovation and forward-thinking.

EAAA was incorporated in May of this year and since then we’ve been focused on establishing all aspects of the organisation including branding, administrative processes, internal policies, and procuring a consultant for the development of a Feasibility Study for an Elder Abuse Knowledge Hub.


Compass is a national website navigating elder abuse in Australia. Compass aims to create a national focus on elder abuse by raising awareness of this growing social issue, and simplify the process of connecting people to services and information tackling elder abuse.

Compass has been created by Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA), with funding from the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department.

Why Compass was created
Priority Area 2 of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians 2019-2023 outlines the Australian Government’s commitment to build a national elder abuse knowledge hub to consolidate a diverse range of information and resources about the abuse of older people, for the benefit of the community.

Let’s talk

As you can see, our website is under development, and you’ll begin to see changes and FIND OUT MORE over the coming months.

EAAA looks forward to listening, acting and advocating for older Australians across government and industry. We welcome your ideas, feedback and insights into areas you feel need to be our focus. EAAA is small in number and we appreciate your patience as we work through the many priorities ahead.

Warm regards
Diedre Timms and Russell Westacott

What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse – the abuse and neglect of older people – is increasingly reported. Some stories in the media reveal shocking problems in residential aged care.

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