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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: 

  • living in residential aged care
  • receiving Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Home Care Package (HCP) services
  • at risk of, or experiencing abuse from family or friends
  • living in a retirement village.

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

Purpose Statement

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

To view and/or download ARAS Strategic Plan 2018-2021 click here 

To view and/or download ARAS Service Charter click here