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 2019 – Dates & Program Schedule
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 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.
There is typically free public transport during the Seniors Festival. In order to access the free public transport, 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.
There is so much to see and to during the festival. Please view all of the major events below in our image gallery, or for a complete list of everything on offer, please download and view the official program here.