COTA NT is the Peak Body for seniors in the Northern Territory and is dedicated to promoting the well-being of senior Territorians aged 50 years and over. First incorporated in the Northern Territory in 1969, COTA NT has now – in 2019 – become a senior itself, representing the interests of senior Territorians within the COTA movement across Australia for 50 years.
COTA NT’s role is to empower older people, those who work with them, government and the community into achieving well-being and social justice for older people. In consultation with its members, COTA NT provides a peak body for senior Territorians and sound policy advice to all levels of government. It maintains a strong NT policy council and ensures accessibility to senior Territorians. It promotes (and delivers) seniors’ activities including funded and non-funded programs, Seniors Expo and NT Seniors Month; and it takes a leading position in age discrimination with a positive staffing policy.
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.