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 and Easy English Guide

Submissions from organisations have now closed. Older Victorians and those with lived experience have until 31 January 2022 to provide feedback. See the Submissions page for more information.  

If you want information that is easy to read and understand, download the pdfEasy English Guide 849.89 KB on the inquiry and how to make a submission. Easy English uses simple language and images to help people understand complex information.

Survey  /  استبيان  /  调查问卷  / 問卷調查  / نظرسنجی  /  Sarbey  /  Έρευνα  /  सर्वेक्षण  /  Sondaggio  /  ਸਰਵੇਖਣ  /  Khảo sát

The survey is to assist older people from culturally diverse backgrounds make a submission. It is available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Arabic, Punjabi, Hindi, Tagalog and Dari. You can request hard copies of the survey by contacting the Committee Secretariat or complete it online. 

Access the survey here  /  الوصول إلى الاستبيان  /  访问调查问卷页面  /  開始問卷調查  / دسترسی به نظر سنجی  /  I-access ang survey  /  Πρόσβαση στην έρευνα  /  सर्वेक्षण पर जाएँ  /  Accedi al sondaggio  /  ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਤੱਕ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਕਰੋ  /  Tham gia cuộc khảo sát

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.

Latest news and mailing list

The latest media releases can be found here.

To receive updates on the progress of the Inquiry, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request older Victorians Inquiry updates.
To receive all news alerts from the Parliament of Victoria, including news alerts for all parliamentary committee inquiries, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au and ask for ‘all news alerts’.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretariat.