securing the welfare of

aged care residents

Through Litigation and Systemic Reform


Who We Are


ALARM is a not-for-profit group of volunteers incorporated in Victoria pursuant to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. It was established in October 2020, by senior legal and medical professionals. ALARM’s Chairman is Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen, AM QC, a member of the Victorian Bar, now retired, and is supported by other voluntary Board members.

ALARM is also supported by several volunteer law students from the Monash University Law School. They provide secretariat and research assistance.

How We Help

ALARM’s core mission is ultimately to secure and improve the lives of residents of aged care. The crisis revealed by the Royal Commission into Aged Care points to the urgent need for action.

ALARM seeks immediate industry behavioural change and redress through facilitating litigation by connecting victims with law firms, and ultimate change through law reform.

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Law Reform

ALARM is working towards systemic law reform in the Australian aged-care sector. Read more.

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Litigation Facilitation

Assisting victims to access its partnered law firms and services. Read more.

Our Purpose

ALARM’s main purposes are to promote law reform in the Aged Care sector and to assist aggrieved persons seeking legal redress due to financial, emotional or physical damage suffered in aged-care facilities.

ALARM does not provide legal advice or representation. It seeks to assist aged-care residents and/or their families by referring them, should they wish, to pro-bono legal firms for advice and, if considered appropriate, representation in legal proceedings. ALARM’s full statement of purposes, drawn from its Constitution as incorporated, is available on this website here.

ALARM is networking with allied groups and aged-care workers, and is developing contacts with lawyers and legal firms willing to accept potential clients, initially on a pro-bono basis and, if so instructed, to act for them thereafter.

Have You or a Family Member Suffered?

We can help

By sending us your details and information about the experience of you or your family member, we can connect you with an appropriate legal firm to seek justice.