The Aged-care Rights Service Inc (TARS) provides free, confidential advocacy, advice and legal services in New South Wales.

TARS’ aged care advocates assist residents, and prospective residents, of accredited aged care homes, recipients of Community Care Packages and home care services their carers and family members to understand their rights under the Aged Care Act 1997 and to advocate for them to resolve issues and complaints with aged care providers.

TARS’ services include the Older Persons’ Legal Service (OPLS) which provides legal advice, assistance and legal education for older people.

TARS’ solicitors also provide assistance to the residents of self-care units and serviced apartments in Retirement Villages about issues arising from the Retirement Villages Act (NSW) 1999.

TARS is also funded to provide information sessions to residents of aged care homes and recipients of care at home, their relatives, as well as carers’ groups and seniors’ community groups.

TARS advocates and OPLS’ solicitors welcome your contact. We will listen to your concerns, provide information or speak up for you if you give us permission to do so. We use an accredited interpreter service to assist with any concerns where required.

Contact us on 1800 424 079.