Ready to get started? There are a number of support services available.
Seniors Enquiry Line – 1300 135 500
Outside Queensland: 07 3867 2500
The Queensland government fund Uniting Care to deliver the Seniors Enquiry Line, which includes information on topics; concessions, social activities, financial and legal matters, scams, fraud, consumer protection, health, education, transport and many other issues. They have planning tools to assist with accommodation, and encourage you to read or call for a “housing chat”.
Homelessness Hotline 1800 47 47 53
This hotline is a phone information and referral service for people seeking housing, who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. This connects you to the Department of Housing and Public Works resources.
An easily accessible directory of community support services to help Queensland families get to the right service at the right time.
Women’s Infolink – 1800 177 577
A Queensland Government guide to resources, information and links to services and organisations relating to all aspects of life for all ages. Call Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Downsizing / Seniors Housing Online
Non-government sites like Downsizing are useful to locate aged care accommodation, over 50’s communities, and retirement village units for sale or rent. This is a private business, but does not charge commission on sales, and newsletters or property updates are free.
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Provides crisis support at any time, day or night. You can even chat online from 7pm – midnight (AEST).
St Vincent de Paul – 1800 846 643
Aside from providing help on the phone and emergency relief, Vinnies have a range of services to support people as they age, including seniors living and interaction programs. Call Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.
National Debt Helpline – 1800 007 007
Call this service on Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm, for advice to help you tackle your debt problems with professional financial counsellors who offer a free, independent and confidential service.
Seniors Share Houses – Facebook
An online version of the traditional notice board, there are multiple Facebook groups to help you find a share house or advertise a room. Search “Seniors Share Houses” on Facebook to join one of these private groups.