Older Persons Advocacy Network

Also known as “OPAN”, Older Persons Advocacy Network is a large-scale charity established in 2017. Their main activity is registered as self-advocacy primarily serving adults - aged 65 and over aboriginal and torres strait islander people gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background people in rural/regional/remote communities financially disadvantaged people people at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness people with disabilities veterans and/or their families.

OPAN and its nine members supported the rights of older people across Australia. OPAN members provided over 27,300 occasions of service to older people, their families and representatives as the national organisation delivering the National Aged Care Advocacy Program.

Older Persons Advocacy Network

Who They Help

  • Veterans and/or their families
  • People with disabilities
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people



Total employee expenses: $808,117 (6% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $101,015.

Revenue vs Expenses

Older Persons Advocacy Network has seen an average annual growth of 5131% in revenue versus a 11165% p.a. increase in expenses. This imbalance can sometimes mean a challenge for long-term financial management.

Grants given out in 2020 for use within Australia: $10,660,922

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2020, Older Persons Advocacy Network has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.88. This is considered slightly riskier than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Margaret Duckett
Board Member
Also represents: Seniors Rights Service.
Benjamin Jones
Carolanne Barkla
Anne Burgess
Deputy Chairperson
Judith Davis
Board Member
Rowe Geoffrey
Kimmy Jongue
Possibly also represents: Darwin Community Legal Service Inc.
Leanne Kearins
Board Member
Possibly also represents: Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia.
Leanne Groombridge
Board Member
Also represents: Advocacy Tasmania Inc.
Mary Anne Hunt
Mcdevitt Helen
Brian O'keefe

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
L 4 418a Elizabeth St
Surry Hills
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

A company is a non-individual client type. Company is defined to include a body corporate and any other unincorporated association or body of persons but does not include a partnership or a non-entity joint venture. Public Benevolent Institution

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