Ballarat Seniors Festival

"Ageing is just another word for living." - Cindy Joseph

black and white photo of an older woman blowing a bubble with bubble gum

The annual Victorian Seniors Festival celebrates and acknowledges the contribution of older people within our community and the City of Ballarat is delighted to bring you a jam-packed offering of community events throughout the month of October.  

There are many and varied opportunities to participate in free or low-cost events and activities and we really do encourage as many people as possible to be involved.  

This year’s theme is ‘Learn Love Live’ and there is something for everyone. Many of Ballarat’s clubs, community groups and organisations are hosting special events. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have fun, try something new and meet some new people. We’ve got musical events, wildflower walks, film festivals, craft sessions and many opportunities for ‘come and try’ activities!

So, whether you want to make friends, learn new skills or keep active, start planning your festival experience today and download the program! 


Download the program HERE


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The Ballarat Seniors Festival supports and congratulates the Victorian Seniors Festival, which this year celebrates its’ 41st year. 
Accessibility and inclusion are a priority for residents and visitors of Ballarat. Don’t hesitate to contact the individual organisers for access requirements not addressed in this program.

Get Connected! - Ballarat Seniors Expo

Wednesday 4 October | 10am—2pm  

Do you want to explore a new hobby, join a new group or meet new people? Come and join the City of Ballarat team as they host a wide array of social, art, sporting and special interest groups who will be ready and willing to tell you more. There will be Come and Try sessions and entertainment through the day. Refreshments provided.  

Alfredton Sports and Community Club, 89 Cuthberts Road, Alfredton
Cost: Free  

Enquiries: Cathy Bushell - 0428 485 450  

Bookings Essential: Book via Humanitix

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