Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged 50+ in Victoria. For 70 years, we have led government, corporate and community thinking about the positive aspects of ageing. Today, our focus is on promoting opportunities for, and protecting the rights of, older Victorians.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation and fund our activities with the support of government, members, philanthropic trusts, businesses and the public. We have an experienced Board, highly qualified Melbourne staff, and over 100 community volunteers throughout Victoria. As a member-based organisation we are run by, for and with older Victorians.
Our vision, purpose and values
- Vision – Ageing in Australia is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence
- Purpose – COTA advances the rights, interests and futures of Australians as we age
- Values – Respect, Diversity, Collaboration and Integrity