South Australian Abuse Prevention Phone Line

The South Australian Abuse Prevention Phone Line is a confidential, state-wide service operated by the Adult Safeguarding Unit, Office for Ageing Well.

Speak Up and Help Stop Elder Abuse. If you are concerned speak to a trained staff member today – call 1800 372 310. The phone line is staffed Monday to Friday.

  • Has anyone taken money without your permission?
  • Has anyone not returned belongings or valuables they borrowed from you?
  • Has anyone tried to force you to sign papers or to use your money against your will?
  • Has anyone made you afraid, unsafe, or hurt you physically?
  • Does anyone pressure you to do things that you don’t want to do?
  • Does anyone’s behaviour upset, frighten or make you feel worthless?

It is estimated that 1 in 20 older people may experience abuse by someone they know and trust. For every case, five cases go unreported.

You are not alone. Talk to someone today. The South Australian Abuse Prevention Phone Line can help you.

The South Australian Abuse Prevention Phone Line is a confidential service that members of the community can call if they or someone they know is concerned about elder abuse. It is a safe place to talk and staff will understand what you are going through.

Staff can help you find services, provide you with important information about your rights, or advice that can help your situation.

Remember you can remain anonymous. 

For more information visit the Adult Safeguarding Unit.