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.


BackToTheFuture Button(24.03.15) SAVE THE DATE for our WEAAD 2015 Conference: TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2015. This year we go 'Back To The Future' as we celebrate 10 years of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with a conference that will explore the evolution of elder abuse prevention over the last 10 years while also looking to the future. For more information, click here.

WEAAD15 Button(25.02.15) Our WEAAD Community Activity Starter Kit has been developed for service providers to raise the awareness of abuse of older people in the community, coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15th. This years WEAAD Kit is available to download right now, click here.


The Hub Button(18.07.14) The development of the National Elder Abuse Prevention Hub, an ARAS initiative, has been highlighted on two Australian Aged Care websites, Australian Ageing Agenda and DPS News. Further details on The Hub's progress will be highlighted at the 3rd National Elder Abuse Conference, September 3 & 4 in Perth.


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 Events

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.

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.