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 

A variety of free or low-cost events were held as part of the 2023 Seniors Festival under the Festival theme of LEARN. LOVE. LIVE. in Benalla and surrounding rural areas : 

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 returned 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