ARAS: Aged Rights Advocacy Service (South Australia)


"For the Rights of Older People"

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc (ARAS) is a not-for-profit community based organisation, providing advocacy support since 1990.

It is an independent, rights based organisation that aims to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of older people, through the provision of information, education, support and representation.

The Aged Rights Advocacy Service is commonly known as ARAS and offers a free, statewide and confidential advocacy service.

CD's for people who are Vision and/or Print impaired are now available. Click here to view them.

Advocacy for Residents of Retirement Villages A retirement village residents’ advocacy service was launched in late 2014 that aims to provide support to residents with regard to issues which relate to their residency. The advocate aims to:

1) Provide information about rights and entitlements relating to residency of Retirement Villages.

2) Provide advocacy support, assistance or representation when individual resident and/or groups of residents need to: · Contact an administering authority · Contact OFTA · Attend Residential Tenancy Tribunal or South Australian Civil and Administering tribunal.


25th Anniversary Event ButtonOn Friday March 20, 2015 we celebrated 25 Years of ARAS with guest speaker Rae Lamb, Aged Care Commissioner. Some of the photos to mark this special day can be viewed here.



BackToTheFuture ButtonConference for the 10th Anniversary for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2015 was a great success! ARAS would like to thank all those who attended and made this possible. Why not share your experience and make your suggestions known to us by filling in the evaluation form


To celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2015, organisations across South Australia hosted a variety of events aimed at increasing public awareness and educating communities. WEAAD Activities 2015 Across South Australia


Upcoming Training & Workshops: (DON'T MISS OUT, NUMBERS ARE LIMITED)

Abuse Prevention 'Train the Trainer' Session: Book now, click here.

Wednesday 14 October, 2015: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Responding to Elder Abuse Workshop: Book now, click here.

Wednesday 14 October, 2015: 1.00apm - 4.30pm


Past Major Events

2015: ARAS held the 'Back to the Future' World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference on Tuesday 16 June to celebrate 10 Years of WEAAD. For a conference summary click here.

2014: ARAS held the conference Elder Abuse Prevention - Take Action on Monday 16 June at the Adelaide Convention Centre to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2014. For a summary of the conference click here.

2013: The 2nd National World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference was held in Adelaide on the 17th and 18th of June 2013. For all the conference information and presentations click here.



Please be aware that this site may contain the names and/or images of deceased Aboriginal people. ARAS acknowledges that to some Aboriginal communities, it is distressing to show images and mention names of people who have died.