Seniors Expo 2019

COTA NT’s Seniors EXPO 2019

“Be Bolder Not Just Older” – 2019 is the GOLD, BOLD YEAR!

Date/ Time: Friday 31 May, 10.00am – 2.00pm (FREE ENTRY*) 
Venue: Palmerston Recreation Centre, 11 The Boulevard, Palmerston

*Entry is through main doors on the corner of Frances Street and The Boulevard only.

Seniors EXPO 2019 is about conversations, connection, community and celebration. It’s about Territory seniors, their lifestyle, interests, talents and it’s about the services and support from community, business and government. It’s also about COTA celebrating being 50 years GOLD in the Territory. As our organisation turns into a senior itself we are celebrating this year’s Expo theme, ‘Be Bolder Not Just Older’ and encouraging everyone attending – stallholders, performers and patrons – to dress or accessorise in gold. (And of course the best dressed goldie will win a prize!) Click on the links below to find out more about:

Sponsors | Morning Tea & Refreshments | StallholdersMalak Marketplace Community Stage | Parking | How to Get to EXPO | Location Map | Programs & Posters 


We would like to thank our key sponsors for their contributions to and support of this event:

Major and Gold Sponsors



Seniors Expo Supporters

Sponsors Seated Area (Main Stadium)

We invite you to meet our key sponsors in a dedicated area in the stadium, where you can sit, rest your feet and stay awhile. 

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Morning Tea & Refreshments

Morning tea refreshments will be available from 10am until late morning and served from Community Room #1. We would like to thank the Hon Eva Lawler MLA, Member for Drysdale and Mr Tony Sievers MLA, Member for Brennan and COTA volunteers including the students and staff from Palmerston Seniors College for their support of and contributions to morning tea.

If you are staying in Palmerston for a late lunch, we encourage you to support the local businesses in Palmerston city centre.

NEW SPACE for 2019!!! Verandah – More Refreshments & Entertainment

Please note all refreshments must be consumed outside of the main stadium area.

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All of our stallholders are listed alphabetically below. They have all helped to support Seniors EXPO through their contributions of resources, financial and otherwise, and we are deeply appreciative of their assistance in creating, supporting and sponsoring this event. At the stalls you’ll find free services on offer, information, giveaways and most importantly meet real people face to face who you can talk too about any concerns and questions.

You can click on the link (highlighted in orange) to find out more about them, but we hope you’ll come on the day to meet them in person:

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Malak Marketplace Community Stage

We would like to thank Malak Marketplace in particular for their support of this very special community space located in Community Room 2 of the Recreation Centre. This is the space to see local dance groups in action, hear local choirs and watch fitness demonstrations – please show your support of these wonderful groups who provide people with opportunities to socialise, stay well and healthy and to enjoy life!

Please note: This schedule may be subject to change.

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Please refer to the Palmerston-Car-Parking-Map for details of parking zones. 
Important Note: The small car park off Frances Street, adjacent to the Recreation Centre will NOT be open due to outside exhibitors using the space at EXPO and the need to provide a safe bump in/pack down zone for stallholders. Thank you.

There are many options when it comes to parking in the Palmerston city centre. The hours of paid parking operation are Monday to Friday (8am to 5pm). Charges apply in both on-street and off-street parking areas. There are two paid parking zones within the city centre:

All ticket machines will accept both coins and credit card payments. The machines and car parks are clearly marked with signage indicating the zone, time restriction and the applicable rate. Drivers should check ticket machines carefully to ensure they pay the correct fee and abide by the time restrictions.  The purchased ticket will need to be clearly displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard.

Approximately 75% of total car parking in the CBD in existing private retail and commercial outlets remains free of charge and not subject to Council parking charges. These include:

Please note: Vehicles displaying a valid disability permit are permitted to park in Council managed on and off-street parking for twice the maximum time zone free of charge without penalty.

Whilst we understand that free parking would be ideal, we are unable to offer this. However, entry to the event is free and morning tea is also free, so we hope you won’t let a small parking fee deter you from visiting.

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How to Get to EXPO

Seniors Groups and Carpooling | Public Transport | Find Your Bus | COTA Shuttle Bus Darwin to Palmerston | COTA Coomalie Bus

Seniors Groups and Carpooling

If you are a member of a seniors’ group or receive community support services, please contact your group organiser and facilitators to see if you can have a lift to and from EXPO or pool your transport resources. Consider carpooling with friends (and sharing petrol and parking costs).

Please do make the extra effort to get friends and family to EXPO who may not be able to drive themselves or use public transport. This is a community event and your support of the seniors’ community is gratefully appreciated.

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Public Transport

All public buses are free for holders of the NT Seniors Card. We urge you to use free public transport options wherever possible. From Palmerston Bus Terminal to the Recreation Centre, it is approximately a four minute walk.

Download Palmerston-Bus Terminal / Interchange map.

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Find Your Bus

Please refer to the timetable and map information provided by the Darwin bus service. The following routes into Palmerston are available:

9 Casuarina – Palmerston via Karama, Berrimah and Pinelands
OL1/ OL2 Casuarina, Palmerston and Darwin Orbital (Express bus)
8 Darwin – Palmerston via Winnellie, Berrimah and Pinelands
28 Humpty Doo – Darwin via Coolalinga and Palmerston Interchange (Express bus)
70 – 78 Palmerston City services
440 Humpty Doo – Humpty Doo via Virginia, Noonamah and Palmerston
445 Humpty Doo – Palmerston via Cox Peninsula, Noonamah and Coolalinga
446 Bees Creek – Palmerston
447 Humpty Doo – Palmerston via McMinns Lagoon and Howard Springs
450 Humpty Doo – Palmerston via Girraween and Howard Springs

For general bus enquiries or feedback call (08) 8924 7666, Monday to Friday, 6.45am to 4.30pm

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COTA Coomalie Shuttle (Coomalie Region and Palmerston)

Please contact Chair Jan Jewell 8976 0255 for more information.

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Location Map

This Google map is also available on the City of Palmerston website

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SENIORS EXPO 2019 – Programs and Posters

Please feel free to download the Seniors Expo 2019 Program to print at home, posters (A3 or A4 size) or the flyer (double-sided A5) to share with your networks.

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Please note:  Event information is subject to change, although COTA staff and volunteers make every effort to keep information as up-to-date as possible.
Last updated: 3 May 2019