Additional Resources


Peak organisations

Council of the Aging (COTA) Australia

COTA is the peak policy development, advocacy and representation organisation for older Australians.

National Seniors

National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership and advocacy organisation that gives older Australians – working and retired – a strong national voice (members only).

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

OPAN is funded by the Australian Government’s National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) and aims to provide a national voice for aged care advocacy and promote excellence and national consistency in the delivery of advocacy services under the Program.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level.


Research centres

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

NARI is a national, independent medical research institute focusing on ageing research.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

CEPAR is a unique collaboration between academia, government and industry in researching about population ageing.

Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

ARIIA is an industry-led organisation established to engage with the sector to collaboratively lead and facilitate the positive transformation of aged care nationwide.


Information about wellbeing and active ageing

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

The website has information on aged care topics (e.g. staying active, initiatives, programs and services.

Active Ageing Australia

Active Ageing Australia is a registered not-for-profit promoting physical activity for a lifetime of health and well-being.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue has information about mental wellbeing and support for older people.

Australian Senior Publications

Australian Senior Publications is the leader in delivering news and views to Australia’s rapidly-growing senior population.


Dementia-related resources

Please visit StepUp for Dementia Research website for dementia-related resources.