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Victorian Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Festival

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

The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services organised the festival to encourage seniors to participate in and enjoy a wide range of activities, all generally free or low-cost.

Victorian Seniors Festival Week 2024, Dates & Program Schedule

The Victorian Seniors Festival is about returning to what we love. This October, there are thousands of events across the state for you to get along to.

City of Melbourne is proud to be supporting the Victorian Seniors Festival 2024. Take advantage of free public transport for all seniors card holders from 1 to 8 October across metropolitan and regional areas, and participate in a wide range of activities on offer throughout the week.

The festival starts on 1 October, which coincides with the International Day of the Older Person. This year’s festival theme is Learn, Love, Live, with plenty of opportunities to be part of the fun.

The Victorian Government, through the Seniors, Carers and Elder Abuse Reform branch in the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, coordinates the Festival and works closely with all 79 local councils. The Festival also works with community and cultural organisations and commercial partners to coordinate and promote activities and events for senior Victorians in their local area.

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.

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

The Festival also includes the annual Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the talents, achievements and contributions of older Victorians to their community. Running for over 20 years, these Awards acknowledge older Victorians who volunteer to assist, support and encourage others.

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.

So many events are being held during the week that it’s impossible to mention them all here. Please check out the official events calendar for a complete list of events, dates, times, venues, ticket types and prices.

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