Aged Care Information
Age Page - New South Wales
The Age Page is a collection of useful contacts relating to age related topics.
The information and listings in this online version may differ from the Age Page shown in the printed White Pages telephone directories.
Aged care – where to start?For information on aged care services in your local region
Aged Care Information1800 200 422 or ww.agedcareaustralia.gov.au
To access most government-funded aged care you first have to be assessed by health professionals called Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs).
You can find your nearest ACAT by calling 1800 200 422
or using the ACAT Finder on www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au
Need help staying at home?Government funded aged care may include domestic assistance, home maintenance and modification, personal care, delivered meals and nursing care.
To find out more about services in your area call 1800 200 422 or use the Community Services Finder on www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au
Need carer support or respite?If you care for an older person and need support or help to take a break from your caring role, call 1800 200 422.
Network of Carer Associations and Carer Counselling 1800 242 636
For information on Carer Allowance and Carer Payment, call Centrelink 13 27 17
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Need help with health?Cancer Screening www.cancerscreening.gov.au
Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (24 hrs) 1800 699 799
Health emergencies www.healthemergency.gov.au
Health information www.healthinsite.gov.au
National Continence Helpline 1800 330 066 or www.bladderbowel.gov.au or www.toiletmap.gov.au
National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500
National Health and Hospital Network www.yourhealth.gov.au
Pandemic influenza www.flupandemic.gov.au
Have a concern?To raise a concern about Australian Government funded aged care services.
Aged Care Complaints Scheme 1800 550 552 or www.agedcomplaints.govspace.gov.au
For concerns about the Aged Care Complaints Scheme.
Aged Care Commissioner 1800 500 294 or www.agedcarecommissioner.net.au
Consumer support and other organisationsThis list may not be exhaustive.
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency 1800 288 025 or www.accreditation.org.au
Combined Pensioners’ and Superannuants‘ Assoc of NSW Inc 9281 3588 or 1800 451 488
COTA NSW (Council on the Ageing) 9286 3860 or 1800 449 102
Guardianship Tribunal (NSW) 9556 7600 or 1800 463 928
IDEAS - Information on Disability & Education Awareness 1800 029 904
New South Wales Trustee and Guardian (NSWTG) 8688 2600 or (local call cost) 1300 360 466
NSW Seniors Information Service (SIS) 13 12 44
NSW Transcultural Aged Care Services 9378 1216
Office for Hearing Services 1800 500 726
Palliative Care Association of NSW 9206 2094 or www.palliativecarensw.org.au
Seniors Card 1300 364 758 or www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au
The Aged Care Rights Service 9281 3600 or
or National Advocacy Number 1800 700 600
Department of Health and AgeingFor details see White Pages® directory alphabetical section under “H”.
NSW Office 9263 3555 or 1800 020 103
Other government agenciesRefer to the Your Government section of the White Pages® located towards the front of the directory. Details about Australian Government agencies are available at: www.australia.gov.au
Need an interpreter?Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50
If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired?National Relay Office 1800 555 660 or www.relayservice.com.au.
TTY users call 13 36 77 or 1800 555 677
Speak and Listen users call 1300 555 727 or 1800 555 727
To Make an Emergency Call Using TTY Dial 106
In a Life Threatening or Time Critical Emergency, Please Call 000
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