World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is commemorated on 15 June each year. On this day people are encouraged to make a united stand against all forms of abuse against older people in our global communities.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2024

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated on 15 June each year. On this day people are encouraged to make a united stand against all forms of abuse against older people in our global communities.

In addition to our commitment to reduce elder abuse in Western Australia through the Elder Abuse Strategy, Communities works in partnership with key stakeholders each year to recognise and promote WEAAD as well as encouraging people to wear purple (the symbolic colour of WEAAD) to show their support.

During the week of WEAAD, Communities encourages all Western Australians to get involved in raising awareness and learning more about elder abuse in the community.

WEAAD Tagline 2024:

Wise Up, Rise Up against Elder Abuse 

The WEAAD tagline centres on how everyone in the community can:

Wise up - find out more about elder abuse, recognise the signs, and where to access support.

Rise up - take action individually and in communities to stop Elder Abuse from happening Support older Western Australians.

The tagline was developed in collaboration with sector stakeholders.


Events

WEAAD events happening in Western Australia. Check out the list of events registered so far.

Event listings

To register your WEAAD event (Western Australia only), please click on the "Register your event" button below.

Register your event


Resources

Resources to recognise WEAAD and promote your activity.

Resources


WEAAD Regional Grants program 2024

The WEAAD Regional Grants Program provides grants of up to $3,000 for regional local governments and registered not for profits to hold WEAAD initiatives between 10 June and 30 June to raise awareness of elder abuse.

Metropolitan based organisations with expertise in Elder Abuse can also apply for funding to deliver in person activities in regional areas. 

The grants program is an opportunity to increase awareness of elder abuse in regional communities and for the broader community to participate in awareness raising activities.

The WEAAD Regional Grants Program is coordinated by Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC) in partnership with the Department of Communities. To find out more, visit the NSCLC website.

WEAAD Regional Grants Program recipients list 2024


Landmarks Alight

To help raise awareness of WEAAD, a selection of prominent landmarks across Western Australia will be lit up in purple - the internationally recognised colour of WEAAD.

Perth Metropolitan landmarks

Check out the list of landmarks across the Perth Metropolitan area that will be lit up in purple.
  1. Bankwest Place
  2. Bell Tower
  3. Elizabeth Quay
  4. Fremantle Port Administration Building
  5. Fremantle Prison
  6. His Majesty’s Theatre
  7. Joondalup Drive Bridge
  8. Mandurah Estuary Bridge
  9. Matagarup Bridge
  10. Mindeerup Piazza
  11. Mount Street Bridge
  12. Murray River Town Square - Pinjarra
  13. Northbridge Tunnel (Graham Farmer Freeway)
  14. Old Mill
  15. Parliamentary Fountains
  16. Perth Concert Hall
  17. Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, internal and external
  18. Perth Cultural Centre
  19. QV1
  20. Raine Square
  21. Sky Ribbon Gateway Bridge
  22. WA Shipwrecks Museum

Regional landmarks

Check out the list of landmarks across the regional WA that will be lit up in purple.
  1. Arroll Crane - Bunbury
  2. Bunbury Outer Harbour - Bunbury
  3. Guppy Park - Bunbury
  4. Koombana Bay Footbridge - Bunbury
  5. Koombana Bay Foreshore - Bunbury
  6. Kununurra Magistrates Court - Kununurra
  7. Mangrove Cove Tower - Bunbury
  8. Marlston Hill Lookout - Bunbury
  9. Marlston Waterfront - Bunbury
  10. Navigators at the Koombana Drive Roundabout - Bunbury
  11. Red Earth Arts Precinct - Karratha