Connecting Research, Policy & Practice since 1964
Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice.
AAG's Patron is the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) previous patrons
The multidisciplinary nature of our association is one of our key strengths. With 1,329 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.
AAG’s Strategic Priorities 2017-2020 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. It is Trustee for the Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust (which has deductible gift recipient status), as well as being 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 receives funding from the Australian Government to provide a range of activities to build capacity and support innovation based on robust evidence of what works in practice.
AAG’s strategic direction is to increase its voice and influence through providing independent, evidence based and multi-disciplinary approaches to ageing and aged care to key stakeholders.