Working towards an equitable, just and inclusive society in which older people can flourish.

Starting life in 1959 as the Old People’s Welfare Council of Western Australia, the change to the Western Australian Council on the Ageing in 1968 also crystallised the founding principal of valuing the contribution and lived experience of older people and the advance the rights, needs and interests of older Western Australians. These principals and purpose shape the organisation to this day which is recognised as a peak body for Older Australians.

We joined the national confederation of COTA but remain an independent Bipartisan non-affiliated organisation.

Western Australia will be home to more than one million people aged 65 and over by 2050, a projected increase of 18% of the population at 2050 from 13% now. A disproportionate number live in the Peel and agricultural regions and these numbers are growing.

We currently run programs in the areas of

  • Seniors week awards and grants
  • Active ageing incorporating seniors exercise (Strength for Life Program)

If you are interested in becoming a member, volunteering for COTA (WA), participating in our active ageing programs or attending a seminar, check out the rest of our website, Contact Us or call us on 08 9472 0104.