In this section you can find useful information including videos, about activities and programs you can get involved with in your local community. Whether you're retired, semi-retired or planning your retirement, there are plenty of activities for you to try, plus ways you can share your knowledge and experience with others.
Socialise, learn and have fun
Great Getaways provide an opportunity for people looking to try outdoor activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, hiking, and a giant swing. Plus more gentle activities.
Life Activities Clubs
Life Activities Clubs support people to manage their life transitions through educational, social, physical and recreational activities. With hundreds of activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
U3As provides low-cost learning to older people to encourage them to stay active and engaged, Australia wide.
Walking football is indoor soccer for people aged over 50. It has modified rules to enable people who aren’t very active to be able to participate.
Public Libraries in Victoria
Public libraries are more than stacks of books. They are fantastic social and cultural activity hubs that play an important role in our communities.
Neighbourhood Houses provide a place for people together to come together to learn in and contribute to their local community.
Men’s Sheds are a place for men to go for a chat, to meet with other men, put their skills to use and support each other.
FriendLine 1800 4 CHATS
FriendLine is available for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.
Partners in Wellbeing
Partners in Wellbeing is a free service that offers one-on-one support to help you improve your wellbeing, develop strategies to cope and provide emotional support when and as you need it.
Volunteering is a great way for people to get involved in the community and make a positive contribution
Community Visitors Scheme
The Community Visitors Scheme is funded by the Australian government and plays a vital role in providing companionship for older people
Lions Club are a group of people who are dedicated to making our communities a better place to live, work and grow.
TRY is a social purpose organisation delivering access to early learning, mentoring for the vulnerable and those at-risk, and training and employment opportunities for those wanting to try, but have not had the chance.
Rotary is an organisation creating opportunities for people to use their vocational skills in assisting their communities the world over.
Information - for older people and organisations
Useful links for older Victorians
Additional resources and contacts, information, links, external websites for older Victorians
Age Friendly Partners Program
Get extra value and assistance with discount energy plans and technology training for seniors. Available to all card holders.
Reviewed 17 March 2023