COTA (ACT) provides a range of direct services which are
    partially supported through membership contributions.

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  • What We Do


    We work with older Canberrans to shape a more just and equitable community
    in which older people participate and contribute to their fullest capacity.

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  • Support Services


    COTA (ACT) provide a range off direct services which are
    partially supported through membership contributions.

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  • ACT Seniors Week 2017

    ACT Seniors Week 2017

    The ACT Seniors Week is a COTA ACT initiative supported by the ACT Government.
    With a fantastic variety of exhibitors in a bigger and better venue, this year’s expo
    will be an essential visit on your Seniors Week to do list!

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  • Our Work


    Our current initiatives include: Communications, Policy,
    Programs, Projects
    and Services.

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  • Introduction

    COTA ACT is the peak organisation for all issues relating to older Canberra citizens, seniors, those of mature age and their families. It is an independent organisation working to protect and promote the well-being, rights and interests of all older people in the ACT. COTA ACT is a member of an Australian wide organisation – COTA  Australia – and contributes to the development of national policies and agendas. We cover all aspects of the journey of growing older.

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  • All COTA ACT staff can be contacted by email, or by phoning the COTA office between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on:
    (02) 6282 3777
    The office is in the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street, Hughes (next to the Hughes shopping centre).

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    COTA provides its members with the chance to belong to an organisation that works with them and for them.  Our members participate in various programs and events, get to meet and connect with others and are provided with opportunities to improve their lifestyle.  We also help raise awareness of the contributions that older Australians continue to make.

    COTA members receive a personalised membership card giving access to The COTA Rewards and Savings Program, which incorporates The Ambassador Card - Australia's premier member benefit program. This provides a wide range of exclusive benefits and services, which saves them money and improves their well-being.

    We put people before profit, and inform and influence Federal, State & Local Government, the business sector and the general community to deliver better outcomes for people aged 50 and over. COTA provides opportunities for members to directly contribute to the identification of issues and the development of policy and it undertakes research to seek their views to bring about change. 
    Anyone can join COTA irrespective of their age, background or where they live. An engaged and growing membership enables COTA to become a stronger and more sustainable organisation.  Importantly, it also allows us to become more persuasive when fighting for better outcomes for older Australians.

    We invite you to become a COTA member to Belong, Benefit and Be Heard.

    Become A Member

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New ACT Seniors Card Directory Website

Seniors CardThe brand new ACT Seniors Card Directory website has just been launched. The ACT Seniors Card website contains information about obtaining an ACT Seniors Card, finding participating businesses, special offers and discounts, and information for businesses about how to participate.



  • ACT Seniors Cards
  • The Seniors Information Line
  • Referrals to community organisations
  • Home and Community Care (HACC) Services
  • Services for older people and their carers
  • Social Groups & Support Groups


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Council on the Ageing (ACT)
Hughes Community Centre
Wisdom Street Hughes ACT 2605
PO Box 5566 Hughes ACT 2605
Telephone: 02 6282 3777
Fax: 02 6285 3422
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