The Public Trustee and the Office of the Public Advocate invite you to join them, on the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as they bring together industry professionals and representatives to raise awareness of the growing issue of Financial Elder Abuse of older Western Australians.

Together, let’s #HelpStopElderAbuse

Book a free information session or simply drop in and browse the information stalls.

Information Stalls | Open 9am – 1.30pm
Browse the information stalls and gain a better understanding of elder abuse, the rights of older persons and what services are available.
No bookings necessary.

Free Education Seminars | Bookings Essential
Book some, or all seminars below depending on your circumstance.
Limited Seats available. Click on the BOOK NOW Button above to reserve your seat/s.

Session 1. | 9.40am – 10.40am

Topic: Abuse Prevention - It’s Everybody’s Business

  • Brian Roche, Public Trustee
    Churchill Fellowship: International Experiences in Preventing Financial Abuse of Older People.
  • Vanessa Harvey, Department of Communities & Veronica Clarke, City of Melville
    Building strong, inclusive age-friendly communities that value and support our Seniors.
  • Debra Casey, Office of the Public Advocate
    Evidence Financial Elder Abuse is an issue in WA.

Session 2. | 11am – 12pm

Topic: Who Can Help? Services Supporting Older People’s Rights

  • Rhian Chin, Advocare
    Elder Abuse & WA Elder Abuse Help Line.
  • Fran Ottolini, Older Peoples Rights Service
    Can it happen to me? Case Studies
  • Justin Stevenson, Legal Aid WA
    New Seniors Rights & Advocacy Service – Advice, referral, representation & mediation.

Session 3. | 12.20pm-1.20pm

Topic: Avoid Abuse of Trust by Being Informed & Planning Ahead

  • Sarah Keenan, Office of the Public Advocate
    Safeguarding future financial decisions through EPAs & SAT Administration Orders.
  • Michael Bowyer, Public Trustee
    Financial Elder Abuse - 12 reasons they can’t get their money back.
  • Etta Palumbo, Public Trustee
    Let’s Talk Taboo Topics – Wills, Inheritance Impatience & Aged Care Conversations.

For more information or if you require assistance booking seminars please contact 1300 746 116 or email


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