Australian Government organisations related to ageing

Age Discrimination in the Australian Human Resources Commission
The Age Discrimination Act 2004 protects individuals across Australia from discrimination on the basis of age in many parts of public life, including employment, education, accommodation and the provision of goods and services.  A plain language Guide to the Age Discrimination Act is available on this page. It also includes information about exemptions under the Act.  Elizabeth Broderick was appointed Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination in 2007.  The Commissioner is responsible for promoting understanding of and compliance with the Act.  Her role includes reviewing legislation, providing policy advice and undertaking projects to tackle the attitudes and stereotypes that can lead to discrimination against people of different ages.  The Australian Human Rights Commission has a particular focus on addressing barriers to equality and participation faced by mature workers, older Australians and young people.

Aged Care Australia
Welcome to Aged Care Australia, your best source of comprehensive impartial information about aged care. If you’re an older Australian or looking after an older family member or friend, you’ll find a wealth of information in these pages that can help you work out what services are available to help you and how you can get started. Aged care is a shared responsibility that involves family, friends, volunteers – and the Australian Government.

Australia has one of the most advanced aged care systems in the world, and our aim here is to help you find out what your options are and discover exactly how we can help. Please click on any of the categories below to go directly to a subject category, or scroll down the page for more information. 

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is a national research organisation, specialising in housing and urban research and policy.

Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Institute is an Australian government research and information agency established in 1980 to promote the identification and understanding of factors affecting marital and family stability in Australia.
Deapartment of Health
The Department of Health and Ageing provides a strategic national approach on issues related to the ageing of the Australian population: coordinating and developing policy initiatives, advice and information on ageing issues.


Updated: 02 Aug 2014