Now in its 59th year, NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.
If you are over 60, NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many which are free or heavily discounted.
Presented by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), NSW Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community, aligning to the policy objective of inclusive communities.
Every year during NSW Seniors Festival, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state, encompassing art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, good nutrition and much more!
The dates for the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival will be announced later in 2017.
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2017 Dates and Theme
NSW Seniors Festival, formerly NSW Seniors Week, ran for 10-days from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March in 2017.
The theme for the 2017 Festival was let’s do more together.
Who is NSW Seniors Festival for?
- people over 60
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 50
- people over 50 that have a lifelong disability
Each year, FACS directly supports around 800,000 people, reaches a further one million people through local community-based programs, and provides over a million Seniors Cards.
Our work is broad and challenging. Every day we strive to improve lives by supporting:
- people with disability, so they can realise their potential
- children and young people, so they have the best possible start to life and are protected from abuse and neglect
- people in vulnerable circumstances, so they have suitable, stable and sustainable accommodation and services that support them to overcome disadvantage
- communities to become more resilient and inclusive
- families, so they are safe from domestic, family and sexual violence
- Aboriginal people, so they have the same social and economic opportunities as other Australians
- seniors, so they experience the benefits of living longer