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FAQs

GOT A QUESTION ABOUT MEMBERSHIP? WE HAVE THE ANSWER

Why do people become members of COTA? To:

√ Belong

  • to become a part of the COTA 'family' and become involved in the organisation
  • to meet with and connect with others
  • to be provided with information and opportunities to improve their lifestyle and well being
  • to increase their participation in the community

√ Benefit

√ Be Heard

  • on behalf of older Australians, COTA informs, lobbies and influences both State and Federal Government, the business sector and the general community on issues affecting older people such as the pension, superannuation, health, transport, housing, aged care and more. COTA represents their interests via a wide range of forums, committees, consumer advisory groups and research bodies.
  • COTA currently sits on numerous government and non-government committees to represent older Australians.
  • Over the last 20 years, COTA has been centrally involved in every major aged related Government policy.
  • have COTA raise awareness of the contributions that Seniors make

Each of the above in isolation or in combination attracts people to become a member of COTA.

Who can join COTA as a member?

Anyone can join COTA , irrespective of their age or where they live. They don't have to be a senior - just support the work that COTA does and what it stands for, and to access all the exclusive benefits.

Can I give membership as a gift?

Yes. Either gives us a call on 1300 1400 50 or Click Here to apply for a gift membership on line.

How can I join COTA?

People can join COTA by:

  • filling in a Membership Application form and posting it back (no stamp required)
  • Clicking Here to download, print and complete the membership form
  • ringing 1300 1400 50 and providing details over the phone will take less than 5 minutes
  • joining online
  • in person at the State COTA office

How can I pay for membership?

People can pay for their COTA membership by:

  • credit card
  • debit card
  • money order
  • personal or bank cheque

How long is membership for?

12 months from the day the application is processed and payment received.

Can I pay for more than one year's membership?

Yes. Membership can be paid for more than 12 months - but must be in 12-month increments.

What is the cost of membership?

Single for 12 months = $34

Joint for 12 months = $44

What if I'm not happy with my membership?

Once a member, if for any reason you're not happy, simply let us know within 30 days of receiving your member card and if we can't rectify the problem, we'll give you a full refund of your membership fee.

What is the Free Post Reply Paid Number for COTA Member Services?

Reply Paid 2146 Adelaide SA 5001. No stamp required.

How long does it take to get a membership card?

Within two weeks of receiving an application, a new member pack will be received by the member.

What can new members expect to receive once they have joined and when?

Each member receives a new member pack, which contains:

  • a “Welcome to COTA Membership” letter
  • a personalised member card - one for each member if joint membership
  • an Ambassador Card Savings Directory
  • immediate access to all the COTA member benefits
  • the benefits of the work that COTA does in influencing Government, business and the community in general

What happens at renewal time?

At the beginning of the month in which the renewal is due, we will contact members by letter advising that their membership is due for renewal.

Members are given a number of methods to renew their membership.

What happens if I need a replacement Membership Card?

Simply call COTA Member Services on 1300 1400 50 or email us on info@cotamembership.org.au to request another one.

How does COTA lobby Government on behalf of its members and the general public?

The interests of people over 50 are represented by COTA via a wide range of forums, committees, consumer advisory groups and research bodies. COTA for example, currently sits on over 50 government and non-government committees to represent older Australians.

Join Now

It’s simple and fast to join COTA.

In becoming a member, not only will you benefit but you will help COTA become a stronger and more influential organisation.

We look forward to welcoming you as a COTA member.

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