Older people are a vital part of the Melbourne community.

Melbourne: A Great Place to Age draft strategic plan 2020-24 outlines our vision for older Melburnians.

Over the next four years we will work towards being internationally recognised as one of the great cities in the world in which to grow older, challenging negative attitudes and behaviours towards ageing and changing the discourse from invisibility and vulnerability to one of pride, strength, positivity, activity and resilience.

The strategic plan will align with the internationally recognised World Health Organization (WHO) Age Friendly Cities framework and will contribute to the Future Melbourne 2026 goals.

From a demographic analysis, policy scan and literature review, we have identified 16 priorities for the draft strategic plan. We are seeking community input on these priorities and in particular seven key social priorities:

  • Ageism
  • Dementia
  • Elder abuse
  • End of life
  • Life transitions
  • Loneliness and social isolation
  • Racism

How we currently provide services, activities, and community infrastructure will need to change if we are to remain a safe, accessible and ‘age friendly’ city.

We'd like your input on the Melbourne: a Great Place to Age draft strategic plan. You can have your say in person at one of our drop information sessions or by completing the online survey.

Consultation closes Friday 31 January.

Drop in sessions

Talk face-to-face with us at one of the following events:

Tuesday 17 December 2019 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Drop in and have a chat

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

Location: 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Wednesday 18 December 2019 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

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Library at the Dock

Location: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

Monday 13 January 2020 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

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East Melbourne Library

Location: 122 George Street East Melbourne

Wednesday 15 January 2020 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Drop in and have a chat

City Library

Location: 253 Flinders Ln, Melbourne

Draft strategic plan overview

Read more about the Melbourne: A Great Place to Age draft strategic plan and give your feedback.