Stop Elder Abuse

If you suspect you or someone you know is at risk of or is being abused, you can call 1800 372 310, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm for information, support or to make a report to the Adult Safeguarding Unit, or by emailing

Trained staff will provide you with free, confidential, culturally sensitive advice, or you can leave a message and they will contact you.

Rights of older South Australians

Older South Australians have the right to be safe and to be treated with dignity and respect. Decisions about their lives, finances, where they live, health care, lifestyle and relationships are important and older people have the right to make these decisions as they wish.

The Statement on the Rights and Freedoms of Older South Australians (PDF 49KB) helps you to understand what these rights are.

Every year, approximately 5% of older people will experience some form of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, by someone known and trusted to them. For every reported case, another five cases remain hidden and unreported.

Know the signs. Speak up and help stop elder abuse.

Call the Adult Safeguarding Unit on 1800 372 310 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm.

The Adult Safeguarding Unit cannot respond to emergencies. If your situation is an emergency, call triple 000 to speak with police or ambulance services.