WA Seniors Strategy

The WA Seniors Strategy is a 10-year whole-of-government strategy being developed by the Department of Communities to support older Western Australians to live their best life as they age.

In November 2021, the State Government announced the development of the 10-year WA Seniors Strategy which is expected to be launched in 2023.

Background

Around the world, due to improved life expectancies and low fertility, the population is ageing. And Western Australia is no exception. As at 30 June 2020, 20.8 per cent of the WA population was aged 60 years and over and this is predicted to increase to 24.7 per cent by 2031.

The WA Seniors Strategy is a 10-year whole-of-government strategy being developed by Communities to support older Western Australians of all backgrounds to live their best life as they age.

Communities is developing the WA Seniors Strategy in consultation with older Western Australians, community services providers, peak bodies, state government agencies, local government, and other key stakeholders.

The strategy will include a series of two-year action plans that will connect, coordinate, and evaluate activities across government agencies.

The Strategy will aim to:

  • Support older Western Australians of all backgrounds throughout the state to achieve better life outcomes.
  • Help guide whole-of-community efforts to support older Western Australians to live their best life as they age.
  • Be implemented through two-year action plans that will connect, coordinate, and evaluate activities across State Government agencies.
  • Align with other State Government strategies and priorities that address older people‚Äôs needs.

Consultation

Consultation for the WA Seniors Strategy commenced in late 2021 and concluded in June 2022, with about 1500 Western Australians taking part in the process.

Thank you to all who participated.

Page reviewed 10 June 2022