Seniors Expo 2021

COTA NT’s Seniors EXPO 2021

Date/ Time: Friday 9 July 10.00am – 2.00pm (free entry for patrons) 
Venue: CDU Stadium, Sitzler Netball Centre, 235 Abala Road, Marrara NT 0812
Dress code: To celebrate our multicultural diversity: traditional/national cultural dress (optional)

COTA NT’s sixth Seniors EXPO 2021 celebrates Territorians’ resilience, strength and unity. This year’s Expo shines a spotlight on multicultural diversity and – in anticipation of the inaugural NT Grandparents Day (October) – intergenerational activities. We encourage everyone who attends to dress or accessorise in national dress and bring along their grandchildren, be they 3 or 43!

Thanks to 

Posters / flyers

Please distribute to your friends and networks – the more that come along to Expo, the bigger, brighter and better the day! And remember to bring the kids!

There’ll be plenty of posts to share from our social media page too! Remember to check in with us and re-post.


  • Free entry to all patrons
  • Free Mindil Beach Casino Resort morning tea and community barbecue*
  • Live broadcast from Territory FM
  • Community Stage/Court  featuring: dances and displays of national costume from Territory multicultural groups, opportunity to join-in and try seated aerobics, line dancing and more!
  • Every Age Counts Intergenerational Activities Court featuring: Free photo portraits, dancing classes, free face painting, sing-along, parachute games and big toys
  • Free promotional giveaways and raffles from our exhibitors, free health tests and screenings.

Programs* for the day

  • Print programs will be available on entry and online here soon
  • A condition of entry is that you may be photographed and give permission to COTA NT to use your image in future event and project marketing. If you do not wish to be photographed, you have the choice not to enter of course. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding in this matter, as we do not have the resources to have everyone sign an individual talent release/ permissions form.
  • Before you are allowed entry to the event, you must comply with current COVID-19 regulations.
  • Please be patient and courteous (Expo is a not short event, so there’s plenty of time to get around). Keep your distance where possible, especially in queues and be mindful of these using mobility aids and looking after young children.

Community Stage

Exhibitor Stalls

Every Age Counts Intergenerational Activities


Mindil Beach Casino Resort Morning tea & barbecue




Court 1 (first after entry) Courts 2 and 3 (A-Z) Court 4 Veranda and lawn  

Welcome from Sue Shearer, CEO of COTA NT

Event opening and address 

10.00am to 10.15am
  • Aged Care Navigators
  • NT Seniors Card
  • NT Seniors Voice
  • COTA Coomalie Branch


  • Northern Territory Government
  • Mindil Beach Casino Resort
  • Territory 104.1 FM
  • Netball NT
  • Audika
  • Community Business Bureau
  • Greenfields Living
  • Joyce Mayne
  • Jacana Energy


See full list below


Open from 10.15am only

to close

Big toys and games including Parachute from 10.15am to close

Mindil Beach Casino Resort Morning Tea served

Bunnings Community Barbecue
(from 11.00am)

Starts 10.30am*
(not earlier)

 Note: one tea per person only

Territory 104.1 FM

Outdoor Broadcast


Official photograph: VIP, Major Sponsors, COTA CEO and Board 10.15am to 10.20am

Open from 10.15am only

to close

Fairy Jill 
(face painting)
from 10.15am to close Beverley McShanagh Country music 10.30am to 10.50am First Aid and Lost Children
located adjacent to Court 4

Nu Line Dancing
Spanish dance – Ven
African Zimbabwe dance -Jerusalema
Italian dance – Buonasera
Greek dance – Zorbas dance

10.25am to 10.40am Free Photos / Portraits
“Every Age Counts”
from 10.15am to close Let’s Sing
Community choir
10.50am to 11.10am Toilets
as signed

Super Aging
Seated Aerobics
(join in session)

10.45am to 11.05am Walking Netball
(ball skills and little games)

10.30am to 11.10am


Bill Roy and the Seniors Sunshine Band
Live music
from 11.15am to 1.30pm Emergency Exits
as signed

Top End Mustangs
Line dancing display

11.10am to 11.30am Football NT
(mini soccer games)

11.10am to 11.50am


Rustica Tanjuato
Piano soloist
1.30pm to close  

Nu Line Dancing
Indonesian dance -Maumere

11.35am to 11.40am Line Dancing for Littlies
(NuLine Dance)
11.50am to 12.20pm  



Still Belting Out
Choir performance

11.45am to 12.05pm Break 12.20pm to 12.35pm      

Thai Dancers
Dance display

12.10pm to 12.30pm

Thai Dancers
(Costume Display)

12.40pm to 12.55pm      
Letz Dance
Ballroom dance display
12.35pm to 12.55pm Letz Dance Baby Ballroom (simple class for littlies) 1.00pm to 1.30pm      
Darwin Line Dancing
Line dancing display
1.00pm to 1.20pm Barefoot Bowling
(indoor bowls)
1.30pm to 2.00pm      
Grey Panthers
Contemporary dance performance
1.25pm to 1.45pm          

Nu Line Dancing ’45’
Line dancing 
(join in session)

1.50pm to 2.00pm              
Event finish 2.00pm

*please note programs may be subject to change
** until supply is finished. We have catered for thousands so there should be a day of plenty!


We are thrilled to be joined by so many of our Club and Associate Members. You can find out more about them by clicking on their name.

  1. Aged Care – Top End Health Services
  2. AIR Darwin
  3. Amity
  4. Anglicare NT
  5. Anti-Discrimination Commission / Ombudsman / Health and Community Services Complaints Commission
  6. Arthritis Foundation of the Northern Territory
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics
  8. Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS)
  9. Australian Seniors Computer Clubs
  10. Be Connected
  11. Beryl Murphy
  12. Calvary Community Care
  13. Carers NT
  14. Chiropractic Life
  15. City of Darwin
  16. Country Liberal Party
  17. Darwin Bridge Club
  18. Darwin Calligraphy
  19. Darwin Casuarina Lions
  20. Darwin City Council
  21. Darwin Community Legal Service
  22. Darwin Line Dancing
  23. Darwin Patchwork and Quilting Inc
  24. Deckchair Cinema
  25. Dementia Australia
  26. Dept. Of Health, Cancer Screening Services – BreastScreenNT
  27. Fernwood Fitness
  28. Football NT
  29. Grey Panthers – Tracks Dance Company
  30. Guide Dogs SA/NT
  31. Gymnastics NT
  32. Landscapes in Watercolour
  33. Let’s Sing!
  34. Letz Dance
  35. Life Without Barriers
  36. Litchfield Council
  37. Melaleuca Refugee Centre
  38. Nightcliff Bendigo Bank
  39. NT Master Athletics
  40. Office of the Public Guardian
  41. Parkinson’s NT Support Group
  42. Probus Club of Darwin 
  43. ‘Prosper’ Darwin – Prostate Cancer Support Group
  44. Relationships Australia
  45. Royal Life Saving Society NT
  46. St John Ambulance
  47. Stories Creek
  48. Telstra Store Darwin
  49. Territory Funerals
  50. Victims of Crime NT
  51. Volunteering NT
  52. Your Story Disability Legal Support

Meet and talk to a wide range of exhibitors from industries and services including: advocacy, aged care, health, finance, mobility, retirement and more.

  • Aged Care– aged care assessment and packages, home support, palliative care, aged care services and supports.
  • Health– first aid, continence, asthma, chiropractic issues, dementia, cancer screenings and support groups, mobility aids, assistive technologies and more.
  • Advocacy– Legal and advocacy services, retirement living, consumer advice and rights, complaints commission about government services, health, disability and aged care services, equal rights and opportunities, talk to local representatives (elected and non-elected).
  • Finance– Banking, superannuation and financial planning.
  • Retirement– Retirement planning and living (finance and accommodation, lifestyle and more).
  • Fitness– Seated aerobics, plus aquatic program information and water safety messages, plus dance demonstrations from local contemporary dance and line dancing groups.
  • Education– Digital literacy, fraud and scam awareness, historical research and crime prevention (vehicle, personal, home and handbags).
  • Entertainment– Travel and movies, plus red hatting, friendship groups, craft and hobbies and more.
  • Community– Council services, leisure activities, local seniors’, social, activity, health and wellness groups.

Come to the next COTA NT’s Seniors Expo!

If you missed out on this Seniors Expo, consider coming to Alice Springs in August. Expressions of Interest for Exhibitors currently open.

Please note:  This event may be subject to change.

*We reserve the right to refuse applications.

Last updated: 8 June 2021


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