Links to related sites

Internet sites for seniors covering health, education and social topics

The following sites contain useful and interesting information for seniors on a range of topics. SCOA provides these link’s for members’ information, but does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites.

Union Shopper
Union Shopper
Union Shopper works with the majority of unions throughout Australia to provide members with tangible benefits that complement their union membership. Just as all union organisations strive to get members working together to improve their workplace, Union Shopper combines all of the buying needs of members to increase our bargaining power with businesses to provide welcome savings. In many cases it’s where you’d usually shop, just with a better deal.

In late August 2016, Union Shopper was recently featured on Channel 9 News when they ran a story regarding discounts and savings.  For those of you who missed it please see the link below.

Commonwealth Superannuation

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) is the manager of all Commonwealth superannuation schemes.

CSS – Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (now closed to new members)

PSS – Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (now closed to new members)

PSSap – Public Sector Superannuation – Accumulation Plan (current scheme)

CSCri – Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation retirement income

Please note the following:

For more information about your super scheme or employer responsibilities, please visit your scheme or visit the Employer Administration Centre:

Link to CSS Website MititarySuper PSS PSSap DFRDB EAC

Further information about the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) can be found on CSC’s website at

Government Agencies

Department of Human Services (Centrelink)

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Victoria’s services for older Australians

Aged Care Australia

ASIC – Financial Tips and Safety Checks (general)

ASIC – FIDO publications(download brochures on all aspects of consumer finance)

Seniors Information

Australian Governnment Seniors Information site

About Seniors

Aged Care Insite – Australia’s preeminent aged care magazine

Seniors Dental Health

Seniors Organisations

Australian Council of Public Sector Retiree Organisations

National Seniors

University of the Third Age Online

National Aged Care Alliance, Australia

Aged and Community Services Australia

COTA – Council on the Ageing

Your Life Choices

Association of Independent Retirees

Other Organisations

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Finance and Investment

Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA)

Retirement standards (what income will you need in retirement ?)

Industry Funds Services


Centre for Policy on Ageing, United Kingdom

Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, United Kingdom

Age Care Matters, New Zealand

SVB – Dutch state pensions (and other social security) (USA)

British Pensions in Australia Inc.