Community Consultations & Partnerships

Community Consultations & Partnerships

COTA Tasmania welcomes opportunities to be involved in community consultations, research projects and collaborations with other community sector organisations.

Men’s Shed Creative Collaboration!


We are very excited to announce our 2nd creative competition with the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association!

After the success of our 2022 Sculpture Competition this year we are CELEBRATING!

Shed’s across the state will be designing and building bird boxes – with the wining entry nabbing a $500 Carbatec voucher.

We can’t wait to see what they come up with 🧑‍🔧🔧🪛🪚🐦

Ready to submit your entry?  Please use the form below:

Bird Box Competition 2023

Your Bird Box designs can be any size, colour and style and made of any recycled materials.The winning creation will win $500 from our friends at Carbatec.Please complete this form to complete your entry by 21st July 2023.
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    Past Consultation activities

    Core to our work at COTA is to represent the views, experiences and thoughts of older people, and all Tasmanians as they age, on issues important to our experiences of ageing.

    Healthy, Engaged and Resilient Consultation on Active Ageing

    Consultation outcomes – launch 3rd November 2022

    Older Tasmanians have their say on next Active Ageing Strategy

    Over 1,500 Tasmanians have contributed to a state-wide consultation process to develop the state’s next Active Ageing Strategy 2023-2029.

    The result of that consultation, the H.E.A.R. Active Ageing Consultation Outcome Report, was launched on 3rd November by the Minister for Community Services and Development, the Honourable Nic Street MP.

    At the launch event at Glenorchy’s Golden Wattle Café, COTA Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Craig Chadwick, thanked older Tasmanians for sharing their experiences of ageing and what they feel needs to be considered and funded under future policy directions.

    “We are grateful to all the Tasmanian communities that welcomed us into their spaces and places over the course of this consultation, as well as those that completed our surveys,” said Mr Chadwick.

    Throughout the consultation, older Tasmanians identified good health, having enough money, having good relationships, and maintaining independence as both positively and negatively impacting on their quality of life and wellbeing.

    “Older Tasmanians value opportunities to contribute to and be involved in their communities,” said Mr Chadwick. “They want to feel included, heard and connected as they age.”

    “COTA Tasmania looks forward to working with the Tasmanian Government on an Active Ageing Strategy that echoes the themes of our consultation activity – Healthy. Engaged. Active and Resilient,” said Mr Chadwick. “We’ll also be looking for an Active Ageing Strategy that puts tackling Ageism front and centre.”


    Minister for Community Services and Development, the Honourable Nic Street MP with Lisa Free, General Manager COTA Tasmania, Agnes Frith Golden Wattle Cafe, cafe patron and Craig Chadwick COTA Tasmania CEO at the 3rd November launch.

    To read the current Strong, Liveable Communities Active Ageing Plan, click here

    Download the Summary report here – HEAR Report Summary

    Download the full report here HEAR Consultation Outcome Report


    To request a hard copy of the full Outcome report or Summary report (limited copies available), please call us on 62 313 265.

    Where did we go?

    Consultation at a Glance

    During February – June this year, COTA Tasmania undertook state-wide consultation activities across lutruwita, Tasmania, about people’s experiences of ageing and what they feel needs to be considered, funded and influence future policy directions.

    This included traditional surveys and postcard responses, community conversation groups, online sessions and text message input and several collaborations with community organisations to reach as many Tasmanians as possible.














    Deputy Premier and Minister for Community Services and Development, Jeremy Rockliff, with COTA Tasmania CEO Sue Leitch, officially launching the Active Ageing Consultation at COTA Tasmania’s new office on 24th January 2022

    Community Conversations……..