Useful Information and Resources For Seniors

Aged Care

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help you find out what aged care services you may be eligible for. Talking about getting some extra help doesn’t mean you can’t live an independent or active life. You may be eligible to receive services such as: 

Help at home

  • personal care like help getting dressed
  • transport
  • modifications to your home like hand rails or ramps
  • nursing, physiotherapy and other care
  • meals
  • household jobs like cleaning or gardening
  • equipment like walking frames
  • social activities

Short-term help

  • when you have had a setback and want to get your independence back 
  • recovery from an accident or illness, including after a hospital stay 
  • when you or your carer needs a break 
  • Care in an aged care home

If you find you need ongoing help with day-to-day tasks or health care, a residential aged care home lets you live in a supported environment where help is available 24 hours a day. 

Call 1800 200 422 for further details, or visit the My Aged Care website by clicking below.

My Aged Care

Retirement Villages

Leederville Gardens Retirement Village

Aged Care Online - one of Australia's most trusted online directories of Residential Aged Care Homes and Home Care Services

Health and Wellbeing

Department of Health - Find your nearest health service - Find your nearest health service.

Health Direct - Seniors health information - Seniors health information.

National Public Toilet Map

Social Isolation

Red Cross Telecross Service - a daily telephone call to check you are well. Telecross is for people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) - matching eligible community members with a volunteer visitor for companionship.

Assistive Technology

Indigo- help people to select and access helpful devices and equipment to maintain or restore functionality.

Technology for Ageing & Disability WA (TADWA)


Carer Gateway- A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers.

Carers WA- Information and support for carers.


The At Home Guide

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Western Australia has developed ‘The At Home Guide’ to support older Western Australians to live well. It is designed as an ongoing companion for seniors at home. The Guide gathers together information on health, day-to-day living, nutrition, accessing government services and finances, as well as a compendium of important telephone numbers.

The At Home Guide

Tech Savvy Seniors Project 

Seniors Recreation Council of WA provide free Tech Savvy Seniors Resources and can offer support for seniors wishing to stay connected with friends and family. Learn cyber safety tips and more with the monthly newsletters or attend an in-person workshop. 

Tech Savvy Seniors

For more information, contact Martin Yates, Tech Savvy Seniors Project Manager on (08) 9492 9774 or email 

Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology.

Be Connected

Government Support

WA Government- Seniors Card

Concessions WA- Information for Seniors on eligible concessions.

Department of Social Services- Benefits and payments information for seniors.

Older Australians- Retirement advice, help with medical and pharmaceutical costs and financial support.

Seniors Housing Advisory Centre- a free, independent information and advice service covering the full range of housing options for seniors in WA.

Legal, Rights and Safety

Older Persons Advocacy Network

Advocare - an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation supporting and protecting the rights of older people in Western Australia through information, advocacy and education.

Age Care Complaints Commissioner

Elder Abuse Helpline

Seniors and Elder Abuse - WA Police Force

Legal Aid WA

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre

COTA WA - Council of the Aging

If you have any other questions or queries on support and services please contact Community Development on 9273 6000 or