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Planning Ahead Tools

Planning Ahead Tools provides information and advice for future legal, health and financial decisions - get it in black and white.

The NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020

The NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 is the NSW Government’s commitment to respond to the opportunities and challenges of our ageing population.

My Aged Care

My Aged Care, established by the Australian Government, can help you find information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them.

Human Services

The Australian Government's Department of Human Services includes information specifically for older Australians.

Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW

Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW Inc (CPSA) is the voice of pensioners. We advocate for a better a deal for people on low incomes and we've done so since 1931.

Council on the Ageing NSW

COTA NSW is the peak organisation for people over 50 in New South Wales.

Older Women’s Network NSW

The establishment of the Older Women’s Network in Australia goes back to 1985 when a number of older women and workers in the NSW Combined Pensioners Association (CPA) made a bold decision to establish a network focused solely on older women and the issues that specifically concerned them.

Seniors Rights Service

Seniors Rights Service is a community legal centre that protects the rights of older people. We provide telephone advice, advocacy, legal advice and educational services.

Service NSW

Service NSW is making it easier to access government services for people and businesses across NSW.

NSW Ageing and Disability Commission

The NSW Government established the Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC) in 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation by someone they know in their home, or community. The main role of the ADC is to:

  • investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults with disability and older people in home and community settings
  • provide support to vulnerable adults and their families or carers following an investigation
  • report and make recommendations to government on systemic issues related to abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • raise community awareness of abuse, neglect and exploitation, including how to prevent, identify and respond to matters
  • administer the Official Community Visitors program, in relation to disability services and assisted boarding houses.

The ADC is a state-wide service and is a free call to 1800 628 221

You can find out more on the Commission’s website.

Helping our citizens make the most of their senior years

The NSW Seniors Card program was introduced by the NSW Government in 1992 to help older citizens live healthier, happier, more active and affordable lives in retirement.

Through the annual Seniors Card Discount Directory, plus a lively array of communications and activities, the program connects members with businesses that value their patronage – and are happy to offer special discounts and benefits to earn it.

Today, Seniors Card is a trusted and valued resource for more than 1.5 million members – fully 90% of all the seniors in NSW. And it’s a valuable source of business for the over 5,600 astute companies that participate in the program.

It’s a happy win for everyone involved!

Some interesting Seniors Card Facts

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Last updated: 03 Sep 2020