PICAC – Multicultural support & advocacy

For information in language click here.

In the Northern Territory, the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program provides advocacy, information and support for service providers, multicultural seniors, their families, friends and communities.

The program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory) and aims to:

  • Ensure the special needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are identified and addressed
  • Improve the partnerships between aged care providers, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2023 New training is launched for care workers

Call Cecilia on 08 8941 1004 to find out more about introductory, two-hour workshops designed to give care workers an introduction into caring for seniors from multicultural backgrounds. 

View Information in Language here

Information in Language

Click here to visit the INFORMATION IN LANGUAGE page

Our PICAC NT Manager can assist you with:

  • finding information in language on specific topics
    • aged care
    • care information – dementia, incontinence, mental health, palliative care, advanced personal plan and more
    • information and resources for carers – communication cards, signage, feedback forms, interpreter cards, information sheets
    • coronavirus information
  • translations
  • finding an interpreter.

Read more about PICAC’s work here


For activities for CaLD seniors and their families in the Northern Territory click here

Projects and programs

Click here to visit PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS page

Click here to download your copy.


Click here to visit the RESOURCES page

  • CULTURAL BACKGROUND RESOURCES 2022-2023 (updated August 2022)
  • Charter of Aged Care Rights
  • See Me Know Me – PICAC NT supports Meaningful Ageing Australia‘s campaign to help older people, their families and carers start the right conversations with aged care providers. The kit (offered also in Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Khmer) includes suggestions for ‘conversation starters’  – designed for you to use with aged care providers, so you know they ‘see you and know you’.
  • Your Home – Information on how to plan and create a safer and more comfortable home environment as you get older.  Available in six languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese (view Your Home resources). 

PICAC provides free training for aged care providers


Click here to visit the SERVICES page

Further information


Contact Cecilia Chiolero, PICAC NT on 8941 1004 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm excluding public holidays or send her a message.


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