2019 National Elder Abuse Conference

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The Federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector  illuminates the national conversation on elder abuse and amplifies our shared expectation that  it must lead to positive change.

The 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference will harness this momentum, energy and  commitment to make change happen faster. Themed rock the boat, and proudly hosted by ADA  Australia and Caxton Legal Centre, the conference will take place on 22 and 23 July 2019 at the  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Many older Australians from a diverse range of backgrounds experience abuse, whether it be financial, legal, emotional, physical or neglect, with much of the abuse hidden in families where victims do not know how to seek help.


Don’t expect a talkfest. This is not your usual conference. This is a conference unapologetically focused on action, outcomes, energy and a fresh approach to drive real change. This two-day event will bring together intellect and passion, with the ideas and insights, to provoke the status quo and drive action to eliminate elder abuse. Delegates will have a chance to influence the national conversation, hear from international, national and local experts and exchange ideas that lead to change, for the better.

Expert moderators will also be on hand to facilitate innovative and effective processes for working collaboratively. It will be a forum focused on getting things done. It is expected that the conference will bring together some 500 delegates from across Australia.

Come on board and help us rock the boat.