Useful Links for seniors

These links are for the convenience of visitors to the National Seniors Australia website. National Seniors is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor do we endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these sites.


My Aged Care
The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. The Gateway is part of the 10 year Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

Australian Taxation Office
The Australian Taxation Office is the Government's principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer's portfolio. Their role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.

Carer Gateway
Carer Gateway is funded by the Australian Government and provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services. It has specific information for young carers, older carers, working carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers and culturally and linguistically diverse carers.

Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, which delivers a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community to assist people to become self-sufficient and support those in need.

The MoneySmart website is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and offers free, independent guidance on dealing with the ups and downs of life: losing your job, divorce or separation, buying a home, losing your partner and many more.

Department of Social Services
The Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

Department of Health
This Commonwealth Department looks after a wide range of health issues of interest to older Australians including eHealth records, mental health, pharmaceuticals (and PBS), MBS, immunisations, various diseases and the bowel cancer screening program. 

This site provides a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.

Australian Pensions
Do you, or someone you know, receive a pension? Visit this website for more information on recent changes to Australian pensions.

National Companion Card Scheme
This scheme enables eligible people with disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their attendant carer.

Stay Smart Online
Stay Smart Online provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond.

Commonwealth Ombudsman
The Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complains from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by an Australian Government agency.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides a one-stop shop for the independent review of a wide range of decisions made by the Australian Government. We can review decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws. We aim to make our review process accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

Smart Traveller
Smart Traveller is provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help Australians travelling overseas.

Australian Passport Office
The Australian Passport Office is committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia.



Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) exists to support seniors enjoy information technology - to become computer literate at their own pace, in a non-threatening environment and to have fun whilst doing so.

Adult Learning Australia
Adult Learning Australia (ALA) is a not-for-profit peak body for Adult and Community Education field/s, with both organizational and individual members in all States and Territories.

Dementia Australia
Dementia Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for Australians living with dementia.

Beyond Blue
Information about Beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They're committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.

Cancer Council
Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. They also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.

Consumer Affairs Victoria
Information on Retirement Villages including contracts, fees and charges, disputes and tips on choosing a Retirement Village.

Nutrition Australia
Nutrition Australia provides nutrition education programs for all age groups. You can access free information on this web site or view the publications order form.
Australia's leading job board for mature age jobseekers.

Older Worker's Advocacy Network (OPAN)

Older Persons Advocacy Network organisations offer free, independent and confidential services that focus on supporting older people and their representatives to raise and address issues relating to accessing and interacting with Commonwealth funded aged care services.

Seniors Card
All State and Territory Seniors Card office contacts.

Silverpeers is an Australian website designed by pensioners for pensioners with a focus on keeping the brain active and alert.

The start2talk website has resources and worksheets that can help you to plan ahead for issues related to your health care, lifestyle or finances so that your choices can be acted on in the event that you cannot express them for yourself.

Superannuated Commonwealth Officers' Association
The Superannuated Commonwealth Officers’ Association (SCOA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation which advocates for retired public servants in a wide range of policy areas, including superannuation, taxation, health and seniors’ concessions.



TAFE NSW provides Community Services courses that cover aged care worker, social worker and disability worker in New South Wales.

TAFE Queensland
TAFE Queensland provides Community Services courses that cover aged care worker, social worker and disability worker in Queensland.

Victorian Skills Gateway
Find out how to become a community worker in Victoria including requirements and courses available.

Holmesglen provides Community Services courses that cover aged care worker, social worker and disability worker in Victoria.

TAFE SA provides Community Services courses that cover aged care worker, social worker and disability worker in South Australia.

TAFE WA provides Community Services courses that cover aged care worker, social worker and disability worker in Western Australia.

Tas TAFE provides Community Services courses that cover aged care worker, social worker and disability worker in Tasmania.

Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University provides Community Services and Health courses in Darwin.

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
CIT provides Community Services and Development courses in Canberra.

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