Inquiry into Support for Older Victorians from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds

Inquiry overview

The Committee is doing an inquiry on support for older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This includes an examination of the adequacy of Victorian support services and challenges faced by older Victorians, such as social isolation, civic participation, digital literacy, elder abuse, dementia and access to aged care and home care services. The Inquiry is also exploring ways to improve the overall physical and mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Access the promotional video here.


Submissions for this inquiry are closed. If you would like to make a late submission, contact the Committee Secretariat.

Social media and promotional resources

Everyone is welcome to use the social media pack, brochure and poster to promote the inquiry. The pdfsocial media pack includes images and sample Facebook and Twitter messages.

The pdfbrochure3.96 MB and pdfposterare targeted towards older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds and includes prompts on what they can include in a submission and how to make a submission.

The brochure and poster have been translated into 20 different languages, available on the Translated resources page. You can request hard copies of the promotional materials by contacting the Committee Secretariat.

You can also watch a video on the Committee's public hearings in Ballarat, Geelong and Coburg below.

Latest news and mailing list

The latest media releases can be found here.

To receive updates on the progress of the Inquiry, email, and request older Victorians Inquiry updates.
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For further information please contact the Committee Secretariat.