Useful Links

Donations and Bequests

The following links are provided for the benefit of visitors to our website. COTA (WA) cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information contained in these sites.

Aged Care & Carers

Aged and Community Services Australia– The national peak body represnting over 1,100 church, charitable and community based organisations providing accomodation and care services to over 700,000 older people, people with a disability and their carers.

AgedCareGuide – The website, associated with the ‘DPS Guide to Aged Care,’ provides you with comprehensive information about every Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care facility and home care package.  There is some other useful information including regular news and information.

Carers Australia- Carers WA is a not-for-profit community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 250,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

Chung Wah Community and Aged Care – is a not-for-profit organisation under Chung Wah Association and is dedicated to improving the life quality of individuals from non-English speaking background in Western Australia. Through funding from both Commonwealth and State government, they have been delivering community care programs for seniors, their family members and ethnic communities since 1984. More than 700 customers are actively accessing and using their services and programs delivered by professional bilingual staff, support workers and volunteers

My Aged Care  – Provides information about government subsidised aged care services including help at home and aged care homes.

The Move Into Aged Care – This resource is designed for you, the family and friends of aged care residents, to give the tools and resources needed to support your family member and look after yourself, whilst providing reassurance as the transition is made.

 Employment is Australia’s leading job board and online community for experienced workers over 45. We help connect age friendly employers with this able and valuable talent pool.


Alzheimer’s Association WA– The peak body in Australia providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare- Australia’s national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.

Australian Women’s Health Network- A peak organisation for women’s health in Australia. AWHN is a not-for-profit network run primarily by volunteers to maintain and advance a national voice on women’s health through advocacy and information sharing

beyond blue- The national depression initiative. Beyondblue’s main aim is to increase community awareness of depression. The website provides access to information about depression.

The Department of Health has information on Ageing and Aged care and the department encourages older people to live active and independent lives.

Health Consumers Council-  The Health Consumers’ Council (HCC) is an independent community based organisation, representing the consumers’ voice in health policy, planning, research and service delivery.

Health Direct is supported by the Australian Government and provides quality information on health topics.

Heart Attack Facts- An informative website developed by the Heart Foundation aimed at raising awareness about heart attacks and to provide information on identifying the symptoms.

Living Is For Everyone- The Commonwealth Government’s Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a world class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their own lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

Stay On Your Feet WA® –   Stay On Your Feet WA® aims to promote healthy active ageing in WA and raise awareness within the community that falls are preventable and not a consequence of ageing. This website includes information on how to stay independent and on your feet.

Housing and Age Friendly Environments

Housing Choices for the Over 55’s- Part of the Department of Commerce / Consumer Protection webiste which provides information on the various housing options for people over 55 years.

Independent Living Centre –  is a not for profit organisation staffed by teams of qualified and experienced health professionals who provide customers who have disabilities, mobility and accessibility problems with personalised assistance to find the best solution for their needs that will maximise their quality of life.

Retirement Accomodation- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website

WA Retirement Complexes Residents Association- A not-for-profit organisation, formed to provide a voice for the residents of Western Australian retirement villages.

Legal Services

Advocare- Advocare is an independent advocacy agency which advocates and protects the rights and best interests of people living in aged care facilities, people receiving community care services and people not currently receiving these services but who are eligible for them.

Looking for Legal Advice? One of these organisation may be able to help you out!

Research on Ageing

Centre for Research on Ageing (Curtin University of Technology)- The Centre is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older persons through a multidisciplinary research approach. Particular focus areas include; Aged Care Services, Health in Ageing and Dementia.

Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing- A not for profit organisation that provides information on the latest health and ageing research and a range of educational resources.

Retirement Planning and Financial Services

Centrelink– Centrelink delivers services, programs and payments for Australian government departments. The Centrelink website can make it easier for you to explore your options, know what questions to ask and find out more about how we can help you.

FuelWatch- Provides information on fuel prices in Western Australia. This site also has a page which allows you to search for service stations which provide driveway service.

MyLifeChange- All the Information you’ll need when planning your retirement.

Seniors Card- Information about eligibility for and benefits of the Western Australian Seniors Card.

Sport, Recreation and Leisure

Add Life to Your Years- A directory of sport and recreation activities for adults is available from the Seniors Recreation Council of WA

Bowls WA– The official website of bowls Western Australia

Brain Fitness Program- Alzheimer’s Australia WA has launched a new Brain Fitness Initiative that has bee scientifically proven to improve a persons ability to think faster, focus better and remember more. This website provides more information on this program.

Games and Puzzles Enjoy a quality selection of the most popular games today!

Have-A-Go News- WA’s premier newspaper for the over 45’s and supporter of Living Longer Living Stronger

Loftus Community Centre- A not-for-profit community centre offering a range of activities for seniors, including the Spring into Life Program and the Platinum Club.

U3A (UWA) is the collective name for U3A regional groups throughout the Perth Metropolitan area. It has been in existence for over 25 years and is supported by the University of Western Australia. It is part of international movement founded in 1973 which promotes and practises lifelong learning by providing low cost educational opportunities in a relaxed and informal environment.


Kelly Friedman has written a guide for seniors who would like to increase their computer knowledge. The guide can be accessed here

Media Access Australia has developed a manual for member organisations of the Council of the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) to support seniors with disabilities in participating online through the use of computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Transport Updates

Perth City Link Rail Project is a Federal, State and Local Government project to redevelop the heart of Perth.  The project is designed to reconnect the city centre with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years by sinking public transport infrastructure to deliver a new destination for the city.  For additional information contact InfoLine 13 62 13 or visit

International Links

AgeUK- The Age UK Group works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support in the United Kingdom.

Singapore Action Group of Elders- The Singapore Action Group of Elders (SGAE) is a non-profit, non-religious and multi-ethnic Voluntary Welfare Organisation. SAGE’S mission is to promote the continual growth and development of Seniors through their programs and services.


If you find any of these links are not working please contact COTA WA so we can correct the problem.

For updates, new listings or other details, please contact COTA WA on 08 9472 0104, or email:


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