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National Plan Consultation - Community Focus Groups

EAAA have been engaged by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department to lead an important national research and consultation project to inform the development of the 2nd National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians

As part of the national consultation program, we are seeking expressions of interest from community members to participate in a Focus Group. We welcome people with a lived experience of elder abuse, or have had involvement with someone who has, as well as people that may not have experienced either but would like to raise their views on this issue.

If you are passionate about ending the abuse of older Australians and would like to contribute your views on this issue in a safe and inclusive setting, please submit an expression of interest for the location nearest you.


SydneyMonday, 7 August 2023
CanberraMonday, 14 August 2023
MelbourneMonday, 21 August 2023
HobartWednesday, 23 August 2023
PerthMonday, 28 August 2023
AdelaideThursday, 31 August 2023
RiverlandFriday, 1 September 2023
DarwinMonday, 4 September 2023
BrisbaneThursday, 7 September 2023
KatherineThursday, 14 September 2023

About the sessions:

Community Focus Group sessions will run for three hours from 10:00am to 1:00pm and include a morning tea break with light refreshments provided.

These facilitator-led workshops are designed to accommodate 35 participants per session, and participants will receive a $50.00 voucher at the conclusion of the session.

Submit an Expression of Interest:

To submit an expression of interest, find your nearest Focus Group in the list of available sessions below and click the Read More button. You will be taken to a page with the details for that session. From there, click the Submit EOI button in the top right corner, then complete the form questions to submit your expression of interest.

Successful submissions will be notified within three (3) working days and sent a confirmation email containing a ticket for their chosen session.

To ensure we hear from a broad cross section of the community, we strongly encourage expressions of interest from people of diverse backgrounds.

Available Community Focus Group sessions:

If you need assistance with submitting an expression of interest, please call 1800 960 026.