World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated on the 15 June every year. It is a day for recognising and presenting a united stand against abuse in all forms against older people in our community.

Legal Aid WA is passionate about raising awareness in the community about what constitutes elder abuse, as well as providing accessible resources and programs to older West Australians.

Elder Rights WA (ERWA) is our specialist legal advice and assistance service located within the Civil Law Division. ERWA has been developed to provide effective legal assistance to older people experiencing any form of elder abuse, and to safeguard and advocate for the rights of older people in Western Australia.

Throughout June we will be out and about across both metro and regional WA. If you, or someone you care about is looking to chat with us, then come along to one of the below events and say hi!




Seniors Expo

14 June 2023

10am – 2pm

Whitfords City Shopping Centre


14 June 2023

South Hedland Library

The Peel WEAAD Forum

15 June 2023

David Grays Arena, Rushton Park, Mandurah

Busselton Senior Citizens Pop-up Display

15 June 2023

9 - 11am

Busselton Senior Citizens Centre

City of Rockingham WEAAD Event

15 June 2023

10am – 2pm

Gary Holland Community Centre

Shire of Harvey WEAAD Event

15 June 2023

1:30 – 3pm

Harvey War Memorial Library

City of Rockingham CLE Session

19 June 2023

1 – 2pm

Mary Davies Library Baldivis

In addition to the events listed above, there are also Wills Clinics held through the Kimberley Region, and multiple WEAAD Events happening throughout Perth and the regions. Many of these events are listed on the website.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing elder abuse, you can contact Elder Rights WA by calling Legal Aid WA's Infoline on 1300 650 579, or emailing


The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.