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Useful contacts overview
- Government agencies
- Support groups
- Resources for particular medical conditions
- State and territory contacts for carers
- Government contacts
This is a comprehensive list of contacts for a wide range of government agencies for every aspect of aged care.
Read more: Government agencies
There are six key associations that are linked to different aspects of aged care in Australia: Aged and Community Services Australia, Aged Care Association Australia, Aged Rights Advocacy Service, Council on the Ageing (COTA), Carers Australia and the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Read more: Associations
This is a quick list of numbers that you can call to help find a support group near you.
Read more: Carer support groups
This is an excellent list, covering contacts: for dementia (more information), mental health, eyesight, hearing, falls, chronic diseases (more information), palliative care (more information), and continence management (more information).
Read more: Resources for particular medical conditions
The Network of Carers Associations in each state and territory can be contacted on 1800 242 636 or more information is available from http://www.carersaustralia.com.au.
The table below lists the government departments responsible for aged care in each state and territory and their contact numbers.
|New South Wales||Ageing, NSW Department of and Disability and Home Care||02 8270 2000|
|Victoria||Victorian Department of Health||1300 253 942|
|Queensland||Health Department||07 3234 0111|
|Western Australia||Department of Health||08 9222 4222|
|Department for Communities||08 6217 8700|
|South Australia||Department of Health||08 8226 6000|
|Tasmania||Department of Health and Human Services||1300 135 513|
|Northern Territory||Department of Health and Families||08 8999 2400|
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT Health||13 22 81|