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Victorian Seniors Festival

The week of free public transport for Seniors will be Sunday 8th to Sunday 15th October.

The Victorian Seniors Festival is an event to honour seniors in Victoria – held in October every year at various locations around the Melbourne CBD. This week-long festival includes an array of events, activities and entertainment for all seniors.

The festival is organised by the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services to encourage seniors to get out there and participate in and enjoy a wide range of more than 1,300 activities; all generally free or low-cost.

Victorian Seniors Festival Week 2017 – Dates & Program Schedule

Free and low-cost events and activities will be presented across Victoria, including concerts, dances, theatre shows, celebratory morning teas, tours, a host of indoor and outdoor recreation activities and much more.

Popular musicians and bands also come here to perform and entertain guests. Show off your younger side and dance to some of the great tunes of yesteryear, take part in many activities and participate in various workshops held during the festival, or why not catch a one of the classic films. You can enjoy a multitude of interactive activities; such as dancing, aerobics, strength training and tai chi.

Not just contained in the city, events can also be found all over Victoria with local councils and community groups running hundreds of other fabulous events.

Major events include:

  • Celebration Day, Federation Square: Sunday 8 October, 10.30am – 4pm. Great music on the main stage as well as roving performers, dancing, demonstraitons and much more.
  • Big Band Dance, Melbourne Town Hall: Monday 9 October, 12.30pm – 4pm. Come along with friends to enjoy dancing to music from the Big Ballroom Band.
  • RDNS Melbourne Festival Hub, Melbourne Town Hall: Monday 9 October – Friday 13 October, 10am – 4.30pm. Come for a free tea or coffee and catch a concert or a free cultural session.
  • ACMI Seniors Film Festival, Federation Square: Sunday 8 October – Friday 13 October, various screenings. Come and watch some fantastic films including La La Land, Heaven on Earth, Light Between Oceans and Where Am I Going, amongst others. Bookings essential.

In order to access the free public transport between 8-15 October 2017, simply carry your Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with you on public transport, and touch on and off as usual. You won’t be charged. On regional services that don’t use myki, show your Victorian Seniors Card to the conductor or bus driver.


08 October 2017 to 15 October 2017


Federation Square


Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street. Also, various community events are hosted throughout Victoria.
Melbourne, VIC

Contact Details

1300 135 090
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