Seniors Festival 2023

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Victorian Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is held throughout October, delivering free or low-cost events and activities, designed to bring seniors together.

Find out more about events planned in Benalla for the Victorian Seniors Festival outlined below.

Benalla Seniors Festival 

During the month of October, there will be a range of free or low-cost events under the Festival theme of LEARN. LOVE. LIVE. in Benalla and surrounding rural areas.

We are planning some exciting events for Benalla residents. These include:

Movie & Choc Top: 100 Foot Journey (PG)

Morning Tea and Movie: The Miracle Club (PG)

Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

The Beatlez Tribute Show

Movie Screening and Choc Top: Calendar Girls (PG)

Free Lunch and Information Session: Online Safety and Cyber Security

Aboriginal Craft Workshop for Women

Music Trivia Morning

About the Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is a major state-wide festival for seniors. For more than 40 years, the festival has provided opportunities for senior Victorians to participate in a range of activities and events to connect with their community.

This annual festival returns in October 2023, featuring:

  • live and local events across the state, delivered by local councils, community groups and clubs
  • eight days of free public transport for Victorian Seniors Card holders from 1 to 8 October 2023
  • return of flagship events held in Melbourne’s CBD and regional Victoria including:
      - Celebration Day at Federation Square on Sunday 1 October,1-7pm. This event will launch the festival with a 6-hour line-up of free entertainment and activities for older Victorians
      - Town Hall Dances at Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 2 October from 12pm (midday) and Hawthorn Town Hall on Friday 6 October from 7pm
      - ACMI Seniors Film Festival at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image from 2-8 October
      - Country Tour delivering live entertainment across regional towns in October
      - Aged Care Tour, taking the magic, music and fun of the festival to aged care residents across Victoria throughout September and October.

For more details, Victorian Seniors Festival webpage www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival