Welcome to the QLD Elder Abuse Prevention Unit

The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit promotes the rights of older people to live free from abuse. It operates Queensland's Elder Abuse Helpline, which is a first port-of-call for support, referrals and information. It provides free assistance to anyone who experiences, witnesses or suspects the abuse of an older person by someone they know and trust. When you call the helpline, you may remain anonymous if you choose. Your call will be confidential and staff will operate with an older person focus, giving you the time to talk things over at your own pace. The helpline is not a crisis line, reporting agency, investigation service and does not undertake case work, however we may be able to refer you to agencies who do all of those things.  

In addition to operating the Helpline, we also provide free community awareness sessions and eduation for groups or workplaces wanting to better understand elder abuse, recognise signs and help make it stop. You can see our latest elder abuse statistics, research and data reports here.

2021 Elder Abuse Statistics in QLD now available

The 2021 Year in Review report contains detailed analysis of elder abuse occurring within close and intimate relationships.  Analysis is provided on victims, perpetrators, notifiers, locational demographics, abuse patterns (and much more) within the previous financial year.  

View Report Here

Media Contact:

UnitingCare media team: p. 0412 674 013 emailmedia@ucareqld.com.au 




The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit is funded by the Queensland Government and auspiced by UnitingCare.