ACT Local Committee

SCOA Australia is managed by National Office in Canberra. If you have any questions about your membership of SCOA Australia, please contact one of our friendly staff in National Office by phone 02 6286 7977 or send an email to [email protected]

ACT Local Committee

 Name  Phone Email
John Blount, Chairman/Local Convener 02 6292 5064 [email protected]
Annette Barbetti 02 6241 4579 [email protected]
Bob Steins 02 6260 3340 [email protected]
David Gorell 02 6254 5990 [email protected]
Peter Barker 0409 440 342 [email protected]
Rob Hanna 0407 465 664 [email protected]
Wal Collins 02 6254 9590 [email protected]

Local Committee meetings and members’ general meetings

The SCOA Australia ACT Local Committee meets bi-monthly at 10.30 am on the second Tuesday of the month.   The meetings are held at National Office, Pearce Community Centre, Building 3, Room 8, Collett Place, Pearce ACT 2607.  All members are welcome to attend. 

Please contact any of the local committee members as above, or call National Office on 02 6286 7977 for information about the next meeting.

Meetings scheduled in 2019

Monday 18 March 2019 at 10.30 am
Members’ General Meeting
Southern Cross Club Woden
92-96 Corinna Street
Guest speaker: A representative from Goodwin Homes to provide a presentation on retirement living.

Monday 3 June 2019 at 10.30 am
Special General Meeting to consider Special Resolutions regarding closure of SCOA Australia.
Southern Cross Club Woden
92-96 Corinna Street
Guest speaker: TBC.

SCOA ACT’s Recruitment program

SCOA ACT’s recruitment program has been suspended following the announcement that SCOA will close by June 2019. Please contact David Gorell for further information.


 Date Document
22 October 2018 ACT Budget Consultations submissions 2019-20
5 April 2018 SCOA ACT Convenor’s Report 2017
26 October 2017 ACT Budget Consultations submissions 2018-19

Centrelink’s Financial Information Service free seminars

Centrelink’s Financial Information Service offers free seminars on a range of topics relating to retirement.
Click here to see the details of upcoming seminars in the ACT. Bookings are required. To book a spot, call Centrelink on 136 357 or send them an email at [email protected]

Concession travel on the NSW Opal public transport network

Special arrangements are in place for ACT Seniors travelling on NSW public transport using a NSW Opal Card.  Click here for more details. 

ACT Veterans and Seniors e-Newsletter

The ACT Office for Veterans and Seniors, Community Participation Group, is putting out a monthly e-Newsletter (approximately 25 pages long) describing events and activities relevant to the ACT Seniors Community.  SCOA’s review of this free document is excellent.  If you wish to be added to the newsletter mailing list (email or postal) or you have an article you would like included in future editions, please email [email protected]

Information pertaining to the operations of the former ACT Branch has been archived.  For further details, or if you are looking for a particular document, please contact SCOA Australia National Office on phone 02 6286 7977.