Celebrating Seniors

City of Ballarat celebrates the contribution and capacity of older residents annually during Ballarat Seniors Festival and Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards.

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Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards

Every year, the City of Ballarat calls on all residents to thank an inspirational older person by nominating them for the Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards. The awards are City of Ballarat’s way of acknowledging Ballarat residents 55 years and older who give their time and efforts back to the Ballarat community.  

See the Senior of the Year Award winners from 2023

Ballarat Seniors Festival

Ballarat Seniors Festival is an annual event held over the month of October and part of the Victorian Seniors Festival running at the same time. Seniors Festival is a month-long series of events for and about seniors, celebrating the contribution of older people and providing opportunities for older people to be active and connected.  

Find out more here