Come to the launch of mental health month, or join an online chess tournament!

Victorian Seniors Festival 2021 Online events celebrate and socialise

Official launch Mental Health Month - Fri 1 Oct 6.30pm - 8pm

Presented by the Mental Health Foundation Australia

Join in as we officially launch National Mental Health Month in Victoria on the 1st of October.

Through these proceedings, we formally kick off our month long campaign by engaging the community and community leaders, explaining the importance of promoting better mental health for all, and our theme of Post-pandemic Recovery Challenges and Resilience.

This event is free. For more information contact Aisha on 9826 1422 or email. Registration is essential. Register at the Mental Health Foundation website.

Online Rapid Chess Championships
Mon 4 Oct 12.30pm - 4.30pm and Tues 5 Oct 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Presented by Kids Unlimited

Participate online in a live, interactive chess games and learning experience run over two days. From beginner to expert, all welcome

This event is free.

For more information contact David on 1300 424 377 or email. Registration is essential. Register here.

Out, About and Connected - Sat 9 Oct 2pm - 4pm

Presented by Switchboard

Switchboard Victoria’s Out & About program, in partnership with Thorne Harbour Health are hosting this free event with the aim to uplift and connect Lesbian/Bi+, Trans and Non-Binary people over 50 with each other, and with services that will support and affirm their individual, unique journeys through Older Age.

The event will feature a panel discussion, information on service providers and local support groups, a short film screening and door prizes!

Please email for more information or register via Eventbrite

Open to those who are Questioning. Attendees do not need to be 'Out'.

Let's Get Social - Inspired connection and meaningful friendships - Mon 11 Oct 2pm -3pm

Presented by the City of Glen Eira

Join Friends for Good Co-Founder Laura Rouhan for a fun interactive session Let’s Get Social! Inspired connection and meaningful friendships. In this one-hour online session Laura will be sharing photos and stories of inspiring connections and friendships and discussing what friendship means. She will also be sharing some tips and talking about ways to facilitate meaningful friendships for seniors.

There will be time for questions and for participants to share their own stories of connection and friendship.

Free, however registration is essential via Trybooking
The link to access the event will be provided when you register.

For more information please call 03 9524 3333 or email

Check out an online Festival Reimagined performance. Updated monthly until the end of the year.

Check out our online Body and Soul events for October.