August 31, 2016

Resources

Resources

This is an alphabetical list of some websites that you may find useful if you are interested in information about aged care, retirement and lifestyle living or finances and investment.

It is for general information only and we do not specifically endorse any websites, individuals or organisations.

Aged Care Australia
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing information website
http://agedcareaustralia.gov.au

Aged Care Guide Australia
David Baker’s Publishing Service (DPS) guide to aged care facilities, home care, vacancies, retirement and financial planning
www.agedcareguide.com.au – see our advertisement at www.agedcareguide.com.au/product-service-details.asp?facilityid=37019

Ageing Research Online
Provides access to information on ageing research, including relevant policy responses and research initiatives.
www.aro.gov.au

Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
Provides resources for the superannuation industry and the general public.
www.superannuation.asn.au

Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Retirement Standard Calculator
Calculator to help you find out what you need for retirement
www.superannuation.asn.au/resources/retirement-standard/

Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA)
Prudential regulator for the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance and friendly societies. APRA also supervises complying superannuation funds other than self-managed superannuation funds (DIY funds), which are supervised by the Australian Tax Office.
www.apra.gov.au

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator
www.asic.gov.au

Australian Financial Services Licence Number 299570 (check this at www.search.asic.gov.au/fsr/flb.html)
Authorised Representative Number 252529 (check this at www.search.asic.gov.au/fsr/far.html)

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ATO is responsible for regulating self-managed superannuation funds, employer contributions for their employees (Superannuation Guarantee contributions) and superannuation tax concessions as well as general tax matters.
www.ato.gov.au

Carers Australia
Peak body for Carers Associations across Australia.
www.carersaustralia.com.au

Centrelink
Can provide you with free information, seminars and booklets on superannuation, as well as government welfare benefits, the Age Pension and investing.
www.centrelink.gov.au

COTA for older Australians
Aims to accurately represent the views of seniors throughout Australia.
www.cota.org.au

Department of Health and Ageing
Better health and active ageing for all Australians.
www.health.gov.au

Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA)
Supports those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorates their service and sacrifice
www.dva.gov.au

Find Unclaimed Money
Find money in bank, credit union or building society accounts, shares or life insurance policies.
https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/find-unclaimed-money

Grey Nomads
A comprehensive resource for over-50’s who are camping and travelling around Australia in caravans, motorhomes and campervans
www.thegreynomads.com.au

HealthInsite
Access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing
www.healthinsite.gov.au

Money Smart
Is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help people make smart choices about their personal finances.
www.moneysmart.gov.au

National Companion Card Scheme
Enables eligible people with a lifelong disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion
www.companioncard.gov.au

National Seniors Australia
A membership-based community organisation which provides economic and social benefits for people 50 years and over, represents its members’ views to government at all levels and makes donations and provides service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over.
www.nationalseniors.com.au

Pigs Will Fly
The can do community blog where they share the successes and pitfalls faced by grassroots small business, volunteers and community groups around Australia
www.pigswillfly.com.au

Seniors Card
Entitles Australians over 60 to a range of benefits provided by government and businesses. The Card is free and is issued by every State and Territory government
www.seniorscard.com.au

Seniors Magazines/Forums/Blogs
www.australiansenior.com
www.greypath.com
www.thesenior.com.au
www.yourlifechoices.com.au

Seniors Portal
Single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians
www.seniors.gov.au

Super Seeker
Tool that will help you look for your lost and unclaimed super and provide you with a list of possible matches.
www.ato.gov.au/superseeker

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT)
Independent tribunal set up by the Commonwealth Government to deal with complaints about superannuation, annuities and deferred annuities, and Retirement Savings Accounts (RSA).
www.sct.gov.au

Super Guide
Independent website for consumers on superannuation in Australia
www.superguide.com.au

Super Guru

Website to provide education about superannuation prepared by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
www.superguru.com.au

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