Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision, Mission & Values


Ageing in Australia is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence.


COTA advances the rights, interests and futures of Australians as we age.


Respect – We respect and value the contribution and lived experience of Australians as they age and support each person’s right to make choices and to participate in their community.

Diversity – We value the great diversity that characterises Australians of all ages and are committed to genuine exchange and engagement with all older people in Australia.

Collaboration – We communicate and work collaboratively with older people, with each other, with our partners, and with the Australian community to achieve the vision and purpose of COTA.

Integrity – We operate ethically, openly, honestly and with accountability in all our interactions.