COTA (NT) is the Peak Body for seniors in the Territory, COTA (NT) is dedicated to promoting the well-being of senior Territorians aged 50 years and over and indigenous Territorians aged 45 years and over. The Northern Territory Government provides some financial support to assist COTA (NT) in fulfilling its policy, consultation, representation and information dissemination roles.
First incorporated in the Northern Territory in 1969, Council on the Ageing (NT) has represented the interests of mature age Territorians within the COTA movement across Australia for almost 40 years. COTA NT aims to influence local, Territory and Federal Governments, businesses and the community to deliver better outcomes and to help create an age-friendly Territory for people aged 50 and over.
COTA NT runs the Independent Seniors and CaLD Round Tables, sits on the Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians and works with groups in the Territory to bring about change and continually raises awareness of the impact older Australians continue to make to Territory life. All Territory seniors are invited to raise their concerns and issues with the Chief Executive Officer of COTA NT, who can advocate on their behalf.
COTA occupies office space in a convenient central business district location at Spillett House, 65 Smith Street, Darwin. Our offices are open to the public between 9am – 3pm, Mondays to Fridays.