WA joins WHO age-friendly affiliate program

The State Government's work towards making Western Australia more age-friendly has been recognised with the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepting the State as an affiliate member.


WA now joins the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.


Western Australia is the first Australian State or Territory to join this prestigious group and will have a significant role in supporting age-friendly communities worldwide.


The Global Network focuses on action at a local level that fosters the full participation of older people in community life and promotes healthy ageing.


Currently, the Global Network includes 450 cities and communities in 37 countries, covering more than 148 million people worldwide and 13 affiliated programs.


In WA, the cities of Rockingham, Melville and Fremantle are already part of the network.


As an affiliate member, the State Government will share and learn from the experiences of agencies across the globe who are committed to creating an age-friendly world.


Western Australia is represented by the Department of Local Government and Communities in the network.


14 June 2017.