Welcome to the Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined

Why ‘reimagined’? With physical distancing in place, we want to keep everyone safe and continue to produce a great festival. This year, the Festival comes straight to you in your home. It includes pre-recorded performances and interviews, radio programs, and local online events. 

The Victorian Seniors Festival is an important Victorian Government initiative. Now in its 38th year, it celebrates older Victorians and the valuable contribution they make to our community. 

Until October 2020, watch Australia's best entertainers in weekly video performances and interviews. Our videos are hosted by Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid from the independent arts organisation, All the Queens Men. This dynamic duo has worked with the Festival on The Coming Back Out Ball and the LGBTI Dance Clubs. Bec and Tristan meet and introduce our performers from the comfort of their own homes to yours using web communication technology. 

Our great mix of radio programs stream online and live to air on local community radio stations. Local councils and community groups are also offering online Festival events in October. The festival’s radio content is also recorded by our team with performers in their own homes to meet physical distancing restrictions.

We've had a lot of fun creating and reimagining the Festival for you. We hope you enjoy it all. Leave a comment on our website, with your local community radio or through social media.

Check out the performances and get in the groove!



Satisfaction survey for the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined

Have you got 2 minutes to help us out? We’re interested to hear your thoughts on this year’s festival.

What did you enjoy - what would you like to see more of? Your feedback will help us produce even better events in 2021. No personal information is requested or recorded. 

Take the festival survey here



A welcome from Minister Luke Donnellan

Minister Donnellan welcomes seniors across Victoria to get in the groove. Watch the Minister's welcome video.

Social support during COVID-19

Our Social Support Hub has more information on exercise and staying healthy, local council information and support services.

Listen now to Victorian Seniors Festival Radio reimagined

We’re excited to announce a program of radio entertainment to this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined. You can listen online or download classic to contemporary programs, including music and...

Watch now - festival final week videos

New videos each day this week, starting with the Festival Dance Spectacular, followed by 4 episodes of the Story of the 2020 Festival reimagined and our final 3 performer videos for 2020...

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2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Performer Profiles

Every year the Festival works with performers who share the Festival values. Even though we are online - this year is no different. Check out their performances and get in the groove.

Read about our performers