General resources

Carer Gateway – a great place to start for support and services.

What is Carer Gateway?
Funded by the Australian Government Carer Gateway is a new, national service which provides information and practical resources to assist carers.

What information is available?
If you are caring for someone, contact Carer Gateway to find out about:

  • Local support such as respite services
  • How to look after yourself while caring for someone
  • Financial and legal considerations
  • What to do in an emergency or crises situation
  • How to adjust when caring ends

Contact Carer Gateway Call 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm or visit the website

VicHealth Statewide Indicators report 2015 – statewide profiles from the VicHealth Indictors Survey 2015

VicHealth LGA profiles 2017 – LGA Profiles from the VicHealth Indicators Survey 2017

Prevention Victoria – How to create better health and wellbeing in your community

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing plan – the current 2019 – 2023 plan

ECCV  – Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)

Department of Health My Aged Care website – the starting point to access Australian Government funded services

Aged Care Guide – a guide to residential care, retirement villages and home supports

National Seniors Australia

Council of the ageing 

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria – the peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds


Disease prevention

Life program online test – AusD Risk test for screening for Diabetes risk

Australian Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool – information about Diabetes Risk and the screening tool with explanatory information

Australian absolute cardiovascular disease risk

VicHealth Healthy living apps


Dementia pathway tool – a tool providing information on dementia from early recognition of symptoms to palliative care

Dementia Training Australia – a national approach to dementia training and education

Dementia Australia – purposeful activities in dementia – resource with videos showing purposeful activities for people with dementia

Homelessness and dementia – a discussion paper


Living at home

Increasing choice in home care – the Australian Government website on Ageing & Aged Care that provides information on the Increasing Choice in Home Care reforms and the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians

Living well at home: CHSP Good Practice Guide – a Commonwealth Home Support Programme Manual has been produced to spell out what is required of providers in the delivery and management of the CHSP. The Good Practice Guide is intended to complement the Programme Manual and support the take up of wellness approaches in home care services