Chief Ministers Concert

The Chief Ministers Concert
Tuesday 21 March, 10:30
Albert Hall in Canberra
Join in the fun at the Chief Minsters Concert on Tuesday 21 March. 
The Band of the Royal Military College will be joined by the Australian Rugby Choir for one big show for young and old!
Held at the historic Albert Hall the concert is sure to impress!
Numbers are limited. Reservations can be made by contacting COTA ACT on 6282 3777.
Please note: no catering (including tea/coffee) is available at the venue.
Getting there
The Albert Hall is located on Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla (beside the Hyatt Hotel). 
By car
Coming from the South
Continue along Adelaide Avenue as it turns into Commonwealth Avenue. After the turn off to the Hyatt Hotel, exit left at the Albert Hall (before the lake)
Coming from the North
Travel over Commonwealth Bridge and past the Albert Hall and Hyatt Hotel. At the traffic lights turn right onto Coronation Drive. At the roundabout turn right onto Flynn Drive. Turn right onto Kay St.
There is ample parking around the venue, but please note this is timed pay parking. 
By bus
Catch the 300, 313 or 343 from any major bus station and get off at the Albert Hall stop.


Getting to and from the Expo

The Seniors Expo
Thursday 23 March 2017
Budawang Pavillion, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Getting to the Expo
By car

Follow along Northbourne Ave for approximately
You will come to a set of T traffic lights for the Barton Highway.
Still keep heading straight through Northbourne Avenue.
Turn left into Flemington Road, 2nd set of traffic lights after the Barton Highway lights.
Approximately 200 metres from the corner, look to your right and you will see the main gate entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra.
Turn right into the main gate entrance.



As you are approaching Canberra you will come to a large roundabout with a service station to your left.
Go straight through the roundabout and turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Flemington Road.
Please ignore the 2 road signs for Exhibition Park before the 2nd set of traffic lights into Flemington Road, as they will take you around the perimeter of Exhibition Park. Approximately 200 metres from the corner, look to your right and you will see the main gate entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra.
Turn right into the main gate entrance.

Follow the Barton Highway to the very end to the set of traffic lights at Northbourne Avenue. (There is another left turn into Randwick Road near the racetrack before the end of the Barton highway, ignore this and keep going to the end of the Barton Highway as it is easier to go this way while towing).
Turn left at the lights onto Northbourne Avenue.
Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Flemington Road. There are signs for Exhibition Park.
Approximately 200 metres from the corner, look to your right and you will see the main gate entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra.
Turn right into the main gate entrance.


There is ample parking within the grounds of EPIC, including in front of the Coorong Pavilion, and in the surrounding areas, including Magpie Park, Wagtail Way and Grandstand Carpark, all of which are within 100m walk of the venue. Please note: due to construction the Flemington Road carpark is currently closed.

View a map of EPIC here:

By bus
A free half hourly shuttle will operate from Woden Bus Interchange (stop 11  - TBC) - view map -, through to the City Interchange (on Northbourne Ave northbound, Stop 11) - view map - and onto Exhibition Park courtesy of the Flexible Bus Service.
Routes to get to your closest Bus Station can be found via the Transport Canberra website:
From Tuggeranong Station
Catch the Blue Rapid 300 (platform 8) series to Woden or City Bus Station and then catch the free half hourly shuttle.
From Woden Station
Catch the free half hourly shuttle from stop 11 (TBC) courtesy of the Flexible Bus Service.
From City or Gungahlin Station
The ACTION Bus network route 56, 57, or 58 stops right outside Exhibition Park (on Flemington Road).
From Belconnen Station
Catch the 250 service to Gungahlin Station and then catch the 58, 57 or 58 to Exhibition Park (stop on Flemington Road) or catch the Blue Rapid 300 to City Station and take the free half hourly shuttle (on Northbourne Ave northbound, Stop 11) - view map.


COTA ACT is Recruiting New Members for its Policy Committee

COTA ACT is looking for enthusiastic, engaged individuals to join our Policy Committee. We seek candidates with a range of skills.

Policy Committee members need to be motivated to share COTA ACT's values and aims about promoting seniors’ needs & rights in the ACT community. We seek to empower ACT seniors to play a greater role in influencing their lifestyles and future wellbeing as ACT residents. 

We want to deliver high quality services that are tailored to individuals' needs throughout the ageing spectrum. A good policy & research base is essential for this to happen. We're also working to diversify COTA ACT to effectively represent all areas of the ageing journey. Important populations for COTA ACT include people over 50, those that experience marginalisation in our community, those that have specific needs or simply those who require a stronger voice.

About the Policy Committee
The COTA ACT Policy Committee meets monthly, for 2 hours, at our offices in the Hughes Community Centre.

Committee members are elected for a 1-year terms commencing at the start of each calendar year. The Committee can co-opt individuals to the committee for shorter terms for a specific purpose or to represent specific issues on an ad-hoc basis. The Committee is responsible for overall management of a research program and will divide its activities, on a bi-monthly basis, into policy and research topics.

We are keen to bring on new members who can contribute energy, commitment and ideas. We are seeking appropriate expertise, contacts and research skills to advise on new and productive methods of engagement with others servicing the seniors’ community.

Next Steps
If you want more information or wish to talk about this opportunity, please get in touch with COTA ACT CEO Jenny Mobbs on 6282 3777, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can register your interest by emailing details why you would like to be involved in contributing to COTA ACT, and what you would bring to the Policy Committee. Please attach your CV. Please submit by 20 December 2016.





COTA provides its members with the chance to belong to an organisation that works with them and for them.  Our members participate in various programs and events, get to meet and connect with others and are provided with opportunities to improve their lifestyle.  We also help raise awareness of the contributions that older Australians continue to make.

COTA members receive a personalised membership card giving access to The COTA Rewards and Savings Program, which incorporates The Ambassador Card - Australia's premier member benefit program. This provides a wide range of exclusive benefits and services, which saves them money and improves their well-being.

We put people before profit, and inform and influence Federal, State & Local Government, the business sector and the general community to deliver better outcomes for people aged 50 and over. COTA provides opportunities for members to directly contribute to the identification of issues and the development of policy and it undertakes research to seek their views to bring about change. 
Anyone can join COTA irrespective of their age, background or where they live. An engaged and growing membership enables COTA to become a stronger and more sustainable organisation.  Importantly, it also allows us to become more persuasive when fighting for better outcomes for older Australians.

We invite you to become a COTA member to Belong, Benefit and Be Heard.

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COTA ACT is the peak organisation for all issues relating to older Canberra citizens, seniors, those of mature age and their families. It is an independent organisation working to protect and promote the well-being, rights and interests of all older people in the ACT. COTA ACT is a member of an Australian wide organisation – COTA  Australia – and contributes to the development of national policies and agendas. We cover all aspects of the journey of growing older.

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