Cairns regional stakeholder forum

This forum provided an opportunity for key service providers, academics, and front-line professionals to discuss issues that relate to elder abuse and what can be done further to help protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Panel speakers included:

  • Tracey Ashton, Social Worker, Cairns Community Legal Centre
  • Sorelle Doherty, Team Leader, FNQ ACAT and Memory Service
  • Leeann Jude, Public Trustee Regional Director

Held at the Bolands Centre, Cairns

Download the presentation slides (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Watch the forum discussion: 

What to do if you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse

You are not alone. Support is available.

If you suspect that an older person you know is being abused, or if you are experiencing elder abuse yourself, call the Elder Abuse Helpline. Anyone can make the call and you can remain anonymous if you prefer.

The Elder Abuse Helpline provides confidential information, support and referrals to appropriate services including legal, community support and advocacy services.

Phone the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 651 192 

For more information about elder abuse and support services, visit

Last published: 5/12/2023 12:27:43 AM