Who we are, what we stand for
COTA is an abbreviation of our original name, Council on the Ageing. In 2009 it was decided to be known simply as COTA as we felt that the original name no longer accurately reflected that we work on behalf of people over 50. Today we no longer think of people over 50 as ‘the ageing’ and we now use the tagline ‘for older Australians’ to more accurately reflect our work.
For over 50 years, COTA has been the peak body representing the interests and views of older Australians. We put people before profit, and advocate, inform & influence both Federal, State & Local Government, the business sector and the general community to deliver better outcomes for people aged 50 and over.
We are invited to sit on a wide range of forums, committees, consumer advisory groups and research bodies, both Government and non-Government. These are groups that have the power to bring about change. Click here to read more about how we are representing you at a federal level.
There is a COTA in each state and territory.
About COTA Membership
MEMBERSHIP IS CHANGING
In early 2010 COTA Membership Services was set up to manage personal memberships on a national basis.
However, the time has now come for each state to manage their own members/supporters.
Currently, each individual state is working through how they will manage this transition.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
- have a membership with COTA ACT or COTA NT, click here and contact them directly.
- have a current, paid membership with COTA NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC or WA call 1300 1400 50 or email click here.
- have a lapsed membership with COTA NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC or WA please click here and contact the COTA in your state, post 30 September 2023.
- want to start a NEW COTA Membership, please click here and contact the COTA in your state.