Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival runs during October every year, aiming to promote inclusive communities and providing an opportunity for older people to try new things, contribute, and remain active and engaged in their local community.

Thousands of low cost or free events and special offers will take place across the State. There will also be events held locally in and around Nillumbik.

The Seniors website has information about events around the State and free public transport. 


Community Information Sessions

Wednesday 3 April 2019

10am - Hurstbridge Community Hub, 50 Graysharps Road Hurstbridge

7pm - Council Chambers - Nillumbik Shire Council, 34 Civic Drive Greensborough

Come along to an information session to find out more about how your community group or organisation can get involved with Seniors Festival this October.

Small one-off grants of up to $500 will be available to help groups and organisations to fund their event or activity. Information packs will be provided during this session to provide details on how to apply and Council representatives will be available to talk through your ideas and help you get them off the ground.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Positive Ageing on 9433 3345 or email


2019 Seniors Festival Program Application

Host an event or activity in October. 

In celebration of Seniors Festival, Nillumbik Shire Council will be publishing a Festival Program to highlight all of the events and activities that will be taking place across Nillumbik during October.

We are inviting all community groups, sporting clubs, service providers and businesses alike to join us in hosting an activity or event in October for our seniors. Council will support you by promoting your activity/event on Council’s website and 2019 Seniors Festival Program.

If you would like to advertise your activity in our Festival Program, please complete the application form with your event details no later than Sunday 14 July 2019. Listings received after this date will be considered for the online calendar only.

There is no cost associated with listing an event.

Submit your event

Some ideas of activities you could host include:

  • Celebration morning / afternoon tea
  • ‘Come and try’ event
  • Information / open day
  • Concerts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Seniors fitness and/or dance classes
  • Discounts / special offers for Seniors
  • Workshops
  • Social outings

The possibilities are endless and provide the perfect opportunity for you to promote your group, club or organisation to the wider community.


Seniors Festival Grants

Small one-off grants of up to $500 are available to get your Seniors Festival activities underway. Your activity should honour, engage and encourage participation of our community aged 55 and over.

Please ensure you have read and understood the grant guidelines, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, before submitting your application. You are also encouraged to contact Council’s Positive Ageing Officer on 9433 3345 to discuss your application prior to submitting it.

Grants open: Monday 29 April

Closing date: Sunday 9th June

Applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application no later than Friday 21 June.

For more information or support with your Seniors Festival activity please contact or call our Positive Ageing Officer on 9433 3345.