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The Council on the Ageing WA, works towards an equitable, just and inclusive society in which all people, irrespective of age, can flourish.

COTA WA is a non-profit, charitable organisation, governed by an elected Board, managed and run by professional staff, and supported by the generous contributions of many volunteers.

COTA WA has a long and proud history of successful service delivery. With over 100 organisational members representing 200,000 individuals and a wealth of knowledge to contribute to journey of those seeking employment.




Starting life in 1959 as the old people’s welfare council of Western Australia, the change to the Western Australian Council of the Ageing in 1968 also crystallised the founding principal of valuing the contribution and lived experience of older people and to 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.

COTA WA for older Australians

The Mentoring 2 Work Project is supported by COTA WA, with funding through the Department of Social Services.