COTA NT’s Seniors Expo 2016

“The Petition Year” 

Date/Time: Friday 3 June, 10.00am – 2.00pm (FREE ENTRY)
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Conacher Street, Darwin

Seniors Expo 2016 was the second of three Expos held in the beautiful oceanfront grounds of Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The event included a TIO morning tea served by Darwin High School ambassadors to live music from Bill Roy, the COTA Musical Jam Group (who later became the Seniors Sunshine Band), Clarissimo, the Still Belting Out choir and Sing Australia. From a COTA NT perspective, this Expo is notable as it helped to raise awareness of our petition urging the NT Government to launch a review of the Seniors Concession Scheme.

Seniors Expo 2016 was opened by Our Patron, His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory, Minister for Senior Territorians the Hon Peter Styles MLA and attended by The Right Worshipful, the Lord Mayor of Darwin Katrina Fong Lim and Ms Lauren Moss, MLA Shadow Minister for Senior Territorians. Seniors Expo 2016 was attended by 96 exhibitors, approximately 900 patrons, COTA NT and Darwin High School volunteers.


Exhibitors at the Seniors Expo 2016 included:

  • Alzheimers Australian NT
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Amity Community Services Inc
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT
  • Arafura Bridge Club
  • Assn of Independent Retirees (AIR-Darwin)
  • Asthma Foundation Inc NT
  • Audio Clinic Fannie Bay
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Hearing
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Regional and Remote Community Services
  • AustralianSuper
  • Aviation Heritage Centre
  • The Batchelor Museum
  • Bodyfit NT
  • Bowls NT
  • BreastScreenNT
  • Bunnings
  • Calvary Community Care
  • Cancer Council NT
  • Carers NT
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Chung Wah Society Seniors
  • City of Darwin
  • Clarissimo 
  • Coconut Grove Seniors Community Hall Inc
  • Compass Dental Care
  • COTA Coomalie Branch
  • Country Women’s Association
  • Craft & Quilting Down the Track
  • Darwin Accommodation Service
  • Darwin Bridge Club
  • Darwin Bowls Club
  • Darwin Community Legal Service
  • Darwin Film Society
  • Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters Inc
  • Darwin Podiatry
  • Darwin Powersports Inc
  • Darwin Seniors Computer Club
  • Deaf NT Inc
  • Dept of Human Services – Financial Information Service
  • Epilepsy Action Australia
  • Healthy Living NT Diabetes Australia NT Inc
  • Disability Equipment Program
  • eHealthNT
  • Fannie Bay History and Heritage Society
  • Filipiniana Senior Citizens Assn Inc
  • Friends of Darwin Botanic Gardens
  • Grey Panthers
  • Guide Dogs NT Vision Services
  • Heart Foundation
  • Independent Commissions
  • Jacana Energy
  • Keep Moving
  • Lauren Moss
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Mature Athletes Darwin
  • NuLine Dance
  • Morgans Financial
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NT Register
  • New Age Mobility
  • Nightcliff Evergreens
  • Northern Territory Council on Social Service
  • NT mobility equipment
  • Office of Natasha Griggs
  • Office of Senior Territorians
  • Office of Deputy Chief Minister – Minister for Senior Territorians
  • Office of Deputy Chief Minister – Minister for Business and Multicultural Affairs
  • Palliative Care Assn of the NT
  • Palmerston Men’s Shed
  • Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • Playford Plus English Country Dancing
  • Probus Clubs of Darwin, Palmerston & Charles Darwin
  • Prosper – Darwin Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Pensioners Workshop
  • Public Trustee of the NT
  • Relationships Australia NT
  • Seniors of Excellence
  • Sing Australia
  • Somerville Community Services
  • Sophrosyne Transformational Colour Healing
  • Still Belting Out Choir
  • St John’s Ambulance
  • TeamHealth
  • The Grey Panthers
  • Territory Palliative Care/PEPA
  • The Salvation Army
  • Top End Mental Health Service
  • Top End Mustangs Inc
  • U3A Darwin Inc
  • Veteran Affairs Network
  • YMCA of the Top End
  • Zumba Gold


  • Seniors Expo 2016 Program
  • Bunnings sausage sizzle
  • 10.00am – 11.30am Bill Roy and the COTA Musical Jam Group
  • 10.05am – 10.30am YMCA Aerobics Demonstration
  • 10.35am – 10.45am Playford Country Dancing
  • 10.50am – 11.10am COTA NT /Red Cross Fashion Parade
  • 11.15am – 11.35am Top End Mustangs
  • 11.30am – 12.00pm Clarissimo
  • 11.40am – 11.55am Zumba Gold Demonstration
  • 12.00pm – 12.30pm Still Belting Out Choir
  • 12.00pm – 12.20pm Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • 12.30pm – 13.30pm Bill Roy and the COTA Musical Jam Group
  • 1.00 pm – 1.30pm The Grey Panthers
  • 1.30pm – 2.00pm Sing Australia
  • 1.35pm – 2.00 pm NuLine Dance and Join-in Finale



  • TIO Territory Day Community Grants




  • Bunnings
  • Bill Roy
  • Darwin High School
  • Red Cross
  • St. John Ambulance


Page updated: 5 February 2021

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