Advocacy & Allies
COTA Tasmania is a small, not-for-profit organisation made up of a team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about advancing the rights and interests of Tasmanians as they age, particularly those aged over 50 years. As the peak body representing older Tasmanians, we stand beside our community, listen to their concerns and work to ensure that their rights are upheld. We promote a positive view of ageing and challenge age stereotypes, foster inclusion and participation, and support independence and choice. COTA Tasmania is part of the COTA network that is represented in every Australian state and territory and at a federal level through COTA Australia.
What We Do:
Advocacy For all older Australians, particularly the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Education Our volunteer peer educators deliver free information sessions across the state, including remote and rural areas.
Policy Contributing to discussions at the highest level of government both locally and nationally.
Consultation Seeking out and listening to the concerns of older Tasmanians from diverse backgrounds.
Events Delivering Seniors Week, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and year-round workshops and events that benefit older Tasmanians.