Purple logo for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Tasmania marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with events across the state

Events to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are turning Tassie purple. Turn up to an event near you, or host your own, and show your support for our state's seniors.

Last updated: 6 June 2024

Show your support for older people and get involved in a Lifelong Respect event in 2024.
Everyone has the right to live with dignity and safety. Here are some events being held across Tassie this year.

Walk Against Elder Abuse
Friday, 14 June

Join us in Hobart, Launceston, or Burnie as we take to the streets with communities from around the world to combat elder abuse. Register at the link below.

10am Elizabeth Street Mall  

12:30pm Civic Square, Launceston.

10am Wilmot Street. Outside the Marine Terrace car park. 

Lifelong Respect Long Table Lunch

12pm – 2pm, 6 June.

The West Coast Council and Rosebery Neighbourhood House have partnered with us to put on a lunch for the community at the Rosebery Hall. To book phone Rosebery Neighbourhood House on 6473 1497 or click the link below.

St Marys  
12pm – 2 pm, 12 June

The Break O’Day Council and the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House have partnered with us to put on a lunch for the community at the St Marys Town Hall. 

To book email community.services@bodc.tas.gov.au  
or phone Break O’Day Council on 6376 7900 

Purple on Parliament Lawns 

Saturday, 15 June 9am-12noon

Come and meet the COTA Tasmania team as well as other services that offer support in relation to elder abuse, ask any questions you might have and grab a purple scarf!

Lifelong Respect Wear Purple Campaign
June 10 – 15 

Show your support by hosting or attending activities in your community. We especially ask that you think about how you can involve a diversity of people, of all ages, and abilities. It should be something that is easy and fun to do, simple, no or low cost, and/or fits in with your organisation business plans.  

Let us know how you are showing support in your community or workplace.