Make your voice heard

Let our politicians know that aged care is important to the people that vote for them

There have been 18 inquiries over the last 24 years into aged care. So why hasn’t anything changed? The truth is that all sides of politics only prioritise the issues they think people care about. We need to make our voices heard and our stories count.

That’s why we’re encouraging our supporters, friends and family, to write to politicians. 

On this page, you will find:

  • Letter templates with key messages for you to use.
  • Tips for what to write — personalise your letters and share your thoughts and story.

Write to your local Member of Parliament

We can’t rely on the findings of the Royal Commission alone so we are lobbying for no further money to be given to providers without genuine reform.

Hand-written or typed letters are effective because they are personal, but email is ok too. We have provided templates as a head start and how-to guide to write to your MP. Feel free to personalise these letters and make the message your own.

Find your local federal MP’s name and contact details easily here: 

Use these letter templates to get started

Hand-written or typed letters are most effective because they are personal, but email is ok too.

Encourage your friends and family to get involved by sharing this page with them. Help those that cannot access or use a computer by assisting them with their letter, by adding their story to one of the provided templates, or using the template as-is. Alternatively, you can ask friends and family to add their name and signature to your letter.

Write to key leaders

In Government

  1. Prime Minister Scott Morrison 
    Send your letter by post:
    Parliament Office PO Box 6022 House of Representatives
    Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600. 

    Are you in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s electorate of Cook? (Postcodes: 2231,2230,2229,2228,2227,2224,2217,2219,2221)
    If so, address your letter to
    Electoral Office PO Box 1306 Cronulla, NSW, 2230

    Send your letter by email:
    You need to email Prime Minister Scott Morrison through a form on the website

    If you are in his electorate email him through his electorate’s website
  1. Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck 
    Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services 
    Postal address: PO Box 603 Devonport, TAS, 7310
  1. The Hon Greg Hunt
    Minister for Health and Aged Care. 

    Postal address: PO Box 647 Somerville, VIC, 3912
  1. The Hon Josh Frydenberg

    Postal address: PO Box 1253 Camberwell, VIC, 3124
    or the contact form at
  1. Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
    Finance Minister

    Postal address: 107 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton, SA, 5033

Use these letter templates to get started

In Opposition

  1. Anthony Albanese
    Leader of the Opposition
    Postal Address 334A Marrickville Rd. Marrickville. NSW.2204
  1. Mark Butler
    Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing
    Postal address P.O. Box 2038 Port Adelaide. SA.5015
  1. Claire O’Neil
    Shadow Minister for Senior and Aged Care Services
    Postal address P.O.Box 5295 Clayton. Vic. 3168
  1. Dr. Jim Chalmers
    Shadow Treasurer
    Postal address P.O.Box 349 Woodridge. QLD. 4114
  1. Katy Gallagher
    Shadow Finance Minister
    Postal address Unit 3, 40 Corinna Street. Phillip, ACT, 2606

Use these letter templates to get started

Tips for writing to politicians

  • Start by saying who you are.
    Introduce yourself. If you live in their electorate make sure you include this. We encourage you to identify yourself as a member of Aged Care Reform Now. This will show the strength of our movement.
  • Keep it brief.
    Share what is most important in your letter but keep it to 1 or 2 pages if you can.
  • Your story matters.
    Share your story to help MPs understand why aged care reform is important to you and why they need to act. We have example letter templates to get you started — adding your personal thoughts and experiences will help your message stand out from the hundreds of letters that MPs receive from their constituents. Only share what you feel comfortable disclosing.
  • Be polite and respectful.
    Politicians are more likely to listen and keep listening if you are respectful with them and their staff.
  • Ask for a reply.
    Make them accountable. Ask for a reply to the letter. Ask them what they will do. If you have ideas about what they should do, tell them.
  • Ask for a meeting.
    If you are a constituent of their electorate, think about requesting a meeting to discuss your letter. If you are successful in organising a face-to-face meeting have your talking points ready.
  • Provide your contact details.
    Address your letter with your full name, address, a contact phone number, and email address if you have one.
  • Be patient.
    Be patient in hearing back from them with a reply, or about organising a time to meet with them.
  • Follow up.
    If you have not received a reply after one month, phone the MP’s office. Remind them you sent a letter and ask them when you are likely to receive a reply.  If you do not receive a response within a fortnight, try again. And keep trying until they reply. If you are a member of their electorate, remember that they have a responsibility to communicate with their constituents.
  • Let us know.
    Please let us know that you sent a letter. We can support you with further information and questions to ask if you need. Email us via our contact form or share with the community on Facebook
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