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Council of the Ageing Western Australia (COTAWA)

COTAWA is a peak body working towards an equitable, just and inclusive society in which older people can flourish.

COTAWA are pleased to launch the new 'Interruptions to Daily Living Guide' for Seniors which has been developed in collaboration with the Seniors Sector Partnership. This comprehensive guide will provide you with information on how to access services such as transport, shopping, technology support and aged care services. It also advises what to do if you get COVID. The Guide will be updated as required, or as circumstances change, and for this reason the online version will always have the most current information however printed copies will be available for individuals who do not have access to technology or the internet. 

You can view the Guide here: Interruptions to Daily Living Guide – Council On The Ageing WA ( 

Fremantle Community Directory

Fremantle Community Directory  is a directory which allows organisation to upload their information onto the database. The City encourages community groups and organisation to place their information onto this database system as more people will be able to access the listing with the directory unique search menu.

Volunteer Fremantle

Alzheimer’s WA

Alzheimer’s WA is a peak body for Dementia in Western Australia who provides assistance for people and their careers who are experiencing Dementia and Alzheimer.

Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

Seniors Recreation Council of Western Australia

Seniors Recreation Council of Western Australia aims to assist with creating healthy ageing through activity.

Centrelink: Department of Human Services - Australian Government

Centrelink aims to deliver social security payments and services to Australians.

Department of Local Government and Communities

Department of Local Government and Communities hosts a range of information about our Community service’s function.

Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Health and Ageing is peak body who work with the Australia Government to develop and deliver policies and programs and advise the Government on health for the ageing population. 

World Health Organization – Ageing

World Health Organization  Ageing is a world organisation that deals with creating positive ageing for everyone.

Neighbourhood Connect Inc

Neighbourhood Connect Inc. is a national not-for-profit community organisation, helping people connect with others who live near them. We encourage people to go beyond social media and step out into their neighbourhoods and get to know one another in real life.

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is the Australian Government's starting point on your aged care journey. Find and access the government-funded services you need on this page.

Aged care guide - retirement villages

Aged care guide - retirement villages’ assistance to help you find a nursing home, retirement village or home care in Australia.

Fremantle Community Legal Centre

Fremantle Community Legal Centre provides information on wills, estates, probate and letters of administration. The legal centre has put together a solicitors referral list to assist with any inquiry about wills.

Senior Rights and Advocacy Services Subsite

To celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Legal Aid WA has launched a new resource for older Western Australians. The Seniors Rights and Advocacy Service Subsite provides easy to access information for older people, their families and carers. It contains information, videos and fact sheets on a range of topics.

Visit the Legal Aid WA website – Seniors Rights and Advocacy Service Subsite for further information.

Arthritis Australia

Arthritis Australia is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation and the peak arthritis consumer body in Australia. We work in collaboration with arthritis organisations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent, not-for-profit organisation connecting people all over Western Australia with information and services so they can make independent and informed decisions. Providing information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues and a mediation service.

Age Pensions – Human Services (Centrelink)

Age Pensions provides information about income support payment for people who are of age.

ACROD (disabled) parking

ACROD (disabled) parking provides community members and visitors with information about parking in Fremantle. The City has numerous ACROD bays to allow for easy and convenient access to ACROD permit holders.

For a list of accessible parking in and around Fremantle view the map on the where to park page.

Public Advocate

Public Advocate the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) works to promote and protect the human rights of more than 65,000 Western Australian adults with decision-making disabilities.

This website provides information to help families, friends, carers, health professionals, legal practitioners, primary care givers and accommodation service providers, to meet the needs of adults with decision-making disabilities.


Mesothelioma Cancer Guide - provides patients and their families with the most comprehensive information and resources on mesothelioma. Learn about emerging treatments and support.

The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network helps mesothelioma patients find the resources they need to outlive their prognosis. The organisation is based in the USA/Canada however Australian patients can still access the digital resources.

Elders Abuse Information Support 

The Western Australian Government Department of Communities (Communities) continues to raise awareness of elder abuse in the community. Posters have been translated into four other languages (Arabic, Chinese simplified, Italian, and Vietnamese) to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) older people. These resources can be accessed on the Communities website.

Dementia Friendly communities 

Small, everyday acts of support and understanding can make a big difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers. What could you do? Start with this link.


Advocare is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisations supporting and protecting the rights of old people in Western Australia through information, advocacy and education. Free call: 1800 655 566

Alzheimer's & Vision

A guide that discusses the link between eyes and Alzheimer's, how the disease affects your eyes, the use of eye exams for early detection, and more!

Please take a look at that, and our general Aging & Eyesight guide:

Alzheimer's and the Eyes - Connections and Screening |
Aging & Eyesight: What to Expect and Way to Improve|


LiveUp is a free national healthy ageing platform designed to help you reimagine, reset, and reconnect with living your life to its fullest. You'll find personalised suggestions, including tailored activities, assistive products, social connections and more, all in your local area or online. Head to and take control of your healthy ageing journey. 

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