Senior of the Year

Seniors sitting at a table

Our Senior of the Year Awards celebrate Ballarat's people over the age of 55 whose volunteer involvement supports and inspires others in our community.

The awards are presented each year in conjunction with the Ballarat Seniors Festival. 

The 2019 Senior of the Year Award categories are:    

  • Volunteering Award 

  • Healthy and Active Living Award   

  • Diversity Award 

From these categories, the winner of the overarching 2019 Senior of the Year Award will be chosen. 

Nominations for the Awards are now open and close on Sunday 15 September, 2019. Complete the nomination form available online at mysay.ballarat.vic.gov.au or collect a nomination form from The Phoenix Customer Service, Armstrong Street South, or from Lucas Community Hub, the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre and from Ballarat Libraries. 

The winners will be announced at a reception held at Ballarat Town Hall on Thursday 3 October - the opening event of the 2019 Ballarat Seniors Festival. 

 

Ballarat Seniors Festival - Event Calendar 2019

 

On until Sunday 20 October

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Venue: 12 Lydiard Street

Tickets: ballaratfoto.org

 

Wednesday 2 October 

Free Seniors Pop Up Hub

10am-3pm

Venue: Lucas Community Hub

Discover the Lucas Community Hub - join us for fun activities, information stands, learn how to register for My Aged Care, morning tea.

RSVP for catering: 5320 5771

 

Thursday 3 October

2019 Senior of the Year Awards

Venue: Ballarat Town Hall, Trench Room

 

Monday 7 October

Movie Day - Ride Like a Girl

9.30am for 10am start

Venue: Regent Theatre, 49 Lydiard Street North

Cost: $6, includes entry and light morning tea

Tickets: Purchased direct at Regent Theatre, online at www.regentballarat.com.au or call 5330 5555

 

Thursday 10 October

Jade Hurley Concert

1.30pm for 2pm start

Venue: Regent Theatre, 49 Lydiard Street North

Cost: $10

Tickets: Purchased direct at The Regent Theatre, online at www.regentballarat.com.au or call 5330 5555

 

Monday 14 October

Movie Day - The Art of Racing in the Rain

9.30am for 10am start

Venue: Regent Theatre, 49 Lydiard Street North

Cost: $6, includes entry and light morning tea

Tickets: Purchased direct at The Regent Theatre, online at www.regentballarat.com.au or call 5330 5555

 

Tuesday 15 October

Ballarat's Biggest Community Lunch

11.30am for 12pm start

Venue: Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, 1003 Pleasant Street, Redan

Cost: $10 for a two-course meal

RSVP: 5320 5771

 

Thursday 17 October 

Ballarat's Biggest Water Aerobics

10.15am for 10.30am start

Venue: Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre (BALC)

Cost: Free, includes light morning tea

RSVP: For catering requirements, phone 5320 5771

 

Sunday 20 October

Annual Ball

1-5pm

Venue: Civic Hall

Cost: $5, including afternoon tea

Tickets: Book at hermaj.com or phone 5333 5888

 

Sunday 27 October

Dancing Ballroom

1.30-5.30pm

Venue: Invermay Hall

Free entry. Catered but feel free to bring a plate

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