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The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) offers a free, confidential and state-wide service to older people, or their representatives, who are:

  • Consumers or potential consumers of community based aged care services including community aged care packages;
  • Living in a Retirement Village;
  • Consumers or potential consumers of services in Australian Government subsidised aged care facilities; or
  • At risk of, or experiencing, abuse by someone they should be able to trust.

ARAS provides advocacy assistance to support older people to uphold their rights and their responsibilities.

ARAS is the South Australian component of the National Aged Care Advocacy Program.

The ARAS website provides more information about the range of work that ARAS undertakes, including advocacy, information and education sessions.


A community in which all older people are valued and respected


To encourage and support older people and community to uphold the rights of older people through information, education, advocacy and personal empowerment


Integrity, inclusiveness, justice, respect