Registration and Call for Abstracts now open!


Elder abuse affects at least 5% of Australians – that’s more than 175,000 people. By bringing together the community, frontline workers, researchers and academics, those with lived experience, policy-makers and politicians, media and other professionals at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference, we will make a change.

Proudly hosted by the Senior Rights Service, the Conference is being planned in close consultation with a National Planning Committee.

The Conference will be held in Sydney on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February 2018, with a special community satellite event taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 18 February.

A diverse range of stakeholders from various community and professional backgrounds who have contact with older people, will come together at the Conference to exchange ideas and knowledge so that we can make social change when addressing the issue of elder abuse within our communities.

Call for Abstracts Now Open!

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in the Conference program. We are planning a program that will be interactive, dynamic and stimulating. In particular, we are looking for innovative projects, emerging research data and personal stories from those working in the front line or those directly impacted by elder abuse.

The Conference will have four concurrent themes - Legal, Health, Social and Policy - that will explore the complexities of elder abuse. The social and cultural changes necessary to prevent elder abuse will happen with long-term, multi-faceted, culture-wide approaches.

The closing date for submission of abstracts is 1 September 2017, so please visit the Conference website by clicking here to read more about the submissions process. 

We also encourage you to reach out to people who you believe will make a valuable contribution to the Conference program and ask them to consider submitting an abstract before the closing date too.

Featured Speakers

Amongst our confirmed list of plenary speakers at the Conference, you will hear keynote addresses from:


Hon Ken Wyatt MP
Commonwealth Minister
for Aged Care

Hon Tanya Davies MP
NSW Minister
for Ageing
Prof Rebecca Morgan
Stetson University
Florida, USA
View more information about our outstanding line up of plenary speakers on the Conference Website.

Registration Now Open!

The 5th National Elder Abuse Conference is a two-day Conference for learning, sharing ideas and being inspired. Attendees will traverse a multitude of sectors and disciplines within the community, universities, corporate, associations and government spheres.

Register now to join us for the Conference. Take advantage of the early bird rate (which closes on 19th November 2017).

Your registration will include:

  • Attendance at all sessions (for the day/s you have registered).
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Conference briefing pack.            

For further information about ticket types, prices and to register, please visit the Conference website.

Whilst tickets for the social event on the evening of Monday 19 February are optional, we encourage you to attend this fabulous opportunity to relax and continue networking with your Conference peers in a social setting. Tickets for the social event may also be purchased through the Conference website.


Interested in receiving Future Information?

If you have been forwarded this email and would like to receive future information about the Conference, please click here to register your details and we shall send you further information as it becomes available.

Partnership Opportunities

Your involvement as a valued Partner of the Conference will allow you to showcase your services and initiatives to an influential audience and will provide you with a unique opportunity to demonstrate your organisation’s support for this important social issue.


We have a range of attractive partnership opportunities available which can be tailored to meet your specific marketing objectives.


Please contact our Conference Secretariat on telephone: 02 9419 4889 or email: info@togethermakingchange.org.au to discuss these opportunities in greater detail.


We look forward to seeing you at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference.


National Planning Committee








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