Age friendly Darebin

Louise Atkinson

Darebin is progressing well toward becoming an Age Friendly City

In 2019, an independent panel presented the "Age Friendly Darebin" report to us. It included 98 recommendations on how older residents can be better supported to live well in our community. The recommendations encouraged new initiatives and services, increased advocacy, and age friendly principles embedded in our plans and strategies.

In 2020 the Aged and Disability department presented the "Age Friendly Darebin Year One" report to us. A snapshot of this progress report was designed in co-operation with a group of community members. It reflects some of the new programs and services, trials, and initiatives that we started to support for older people in 2020. It also describes the challenges that came along with the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to limit the impacts on our community.

Read the Aged Friendly Darebin report on our Your Say website for more information and to read the full Age Friendly Darebin report.

Australian Government aged care reforms

From July 2024, the Australian Government will change the way the aged care system works in Australia.

The reforms are in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The Australian Government advises that the changes will put older Australians first, improving quality, safety and choice in aged care.

Find out more about how the Australian Government is reforming in-home aged care.