Who we are

Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice.

Since 1964, AAG has been Australia's peak body linking professionals working across the fields of ageing.

AAG's Patron is the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

Previous Patrons

The multidisciplinary nature of our association is one of our key strengths. With 1,300 members across every State and Territory in Australia, our members include researchers, aged care leaders, geriatricians, nurses, allied health professionals, policy makers, advocates for older people and others with expertise in ageing.

Members connect through forums, workshops, seminars, webinars and conferences, as well as through engaging in policy and advocacy initiatives through committees and special interest groups.


Strategic Priorities 2020-2023

AAG’s Strategic Priorities 2020-2023 outlines the purpose, principles and goals for the organisation which sets the framework for developing Annual Plans.

AAG is a not-for-profit membership-led organisation, structured as a company limited by guarantee.

AAG Research Trust is the grant giving arm of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

AAG Research Trust is a wholly independent charitable organisation relying entirely on individual and organisational gifts. Its deductible gift recipient status means that all donations of $2 and over to be tax deductible.

AAG Research Trust’s 2020-23 Strategic Directions are available here. The AAG Research Trust was set up in 2016, with AAG as the corporate trustee of the AAG Research Trust. Please click here for more information.

AAG is the executive office for the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - Asia Oceania Region and the International Longevity Centre – Australia. AAG’s flagship peer reviewed publication is the Australasian Journal on Ageing.

AAG is well networked with the academic and research community through its Collaborating Research Centres covering all areas of ageing research in Australia.


AAG's activities are funded through a range of sources, including member fees, bequests and government funding. This funding enables us to inform and promote evidence informed policy and practice in ageing, aged care and dementia, and improve equity of access and outcomes for older people from diverse communities, as well as older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

AAG’s strategic direction is to increase its voice and influence across the breadth of ageing through providing independent, evidence informed and multi-disciplinary approaches in collaboration with key stakeholders.

AAG works on the unceded lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples around Australia. We pay our respect to the Elders and peoples past and present. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture.


About gerontology

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Meet the team

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Life Members

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AAG Distinguished Members & Fellows

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AAG History & Past Presidents

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