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All ARAS publications can be viewed and printed below.

They can also be ordered directly by completing the online order form or submitting the order form and returning it to ARAS by email to aras@agedrights.asn.au or by mail to 16 Hutt Street Adelaide SA 5000 or faxing to (08) 8232 1794.

ARAS Overview

ARAS Pamphlet

The ARAS overview brochure is available in 17 languages and details what we do and how we can help. Please visit our information in your language page to view and/or download. 

Your Life Your Care Your Rights (publication under review) 

A practical guide to rights and responsibilities for users of community aged care services.

  • Contains examples of questions you can ask to ensure that you are involved in the decisions that are made about your care.
  • Provides information about how an advocate can support you to uphold your rights.

How to Advocate for Yourself or Others

An important aspect of the assistance provided by ARAS is advising and preparing people to self-advocate i.e. to speak on their own behalf in order to gain information, access services, change their services to better meet their needs and to generally stay in control of and self-manage their support. This Fact Sheet is a practical guide for self-advocacy.

Annual Report

ARAS 2017-2018 Annual Report

ARAS 2016-2017 Annual Report

ARAS 2015-2016 Annual Report

Charter of Aged Care Rights

From 1 July 2019, the new Charter of Aged Care Rights will provide the same rights to all consumers, regardless of the type of Australian Government funded care and services they receive.

Read Charter here

Charter of Aged Care Rights Booklet

Charter of Aged Care Rights Poster

Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing

Charter of Aged Care Rights Template_other languages

Residential Care

Your Care Plan in Residential Care

Home and Community

Your Life Your Care Your Rights (publication under review) 

A practical guide to rights and responsibilities for users of community aged care services.

  • Contains examples of questions you can ask to ensure that you are involved in the decisions that are made about your care.
  • Provides information about how an advocate can support you to uphold your rights.

Abuse Prevention 

Accessing the Aged Rights Advocacy Service to Prevent Elder Abuse

This publication is the result of consultation with members of two Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD) who traditionally face unique barriers when attempting to engage with service providers. Their valuable feedback will be used by ARAS to shape future planning for CALD communities. (Nov2013)

ARAS Abuse Protocols

Pocket Guide: What is Abuse of Older People? (English) 

Pocket Guide: What is Abuse of Older People? (Greek)

Pocket Guide: What is Abuse of Older People? (Italian) 

Fact Sheet 1

Fact Sheet 2

Fact Sheet 3

Top 10 Safeguards - Neglect

Top 10 Safeguards - Sexual

Top 10 Safeguards - Psychological

Top 10 Safeguards - Social

Top 10 Safeguards - Physical

Top 10 Safeguards - Financial

Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA) Resources

The Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA) members are key stakeholders in relation to responding to the abuse and exploitation of older people. These organisations are often referred to as ‘agencies of last resort’ in helping to prevent or minimise the risk of abuse. APEA comprises of Legal Services Commission of South Australia, Office of the Public Advocate, South Australia Police (SAPOL) Home Assist Program, Public Trustee and Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS). 

Aboriginal Advocacy

The Aboriginal Advocacy Program assists older Aboriginal people who are:

  • Users or potential users of community-based aged care services.
  • Residents of a residential aged care facility.
  • At risk of, or who are experiencing, abuse by family and/or friends.

Aboriginal Advocacy Brochure

Aboriginal Advocacy Poster

Aboriginal Advocacy Abuse Prevention Brochure

Aboriginal Advocacy Abuse Prevention Poster

Retirement Village Advocacy 

Retirement Village Advocacy Program

Retirement Villages Booklet - Information for residents and prospective residents (resource developed by Office for Ageing Well, Retirement Villages Unit)