There are many ways to stay connected and be more social in your community. Here are just some ideas for you to consider:

Neighbourhood houses and learning centres

Check out Neighbourhood houses and learning centres. Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach.

There are around 400 Neighbourhood Houses across Victoria. As they respond to locally identified needs and priorities, the program at a Neighbourhood House in metropolitan Melbourne is likely to be quite different from what's on offer in remote, rural Victoria. To find out more, visit the Neighbourhood Houses Victoria website.

Local council services

Visit you local council office to see what activities are occurring in your area. Visit Know you council website to find your local council.

Victorian Seniors Festival

Get social at the Victorian Seniors Festival – check out our calendar of events or contact your local council to find out about events in your area.


From book clubs to technology lessons, there is more than meets at your local library. To find you local library visit the Public Libraries Victoria Network including mobile libraries.

Life Activities Clubs

If you’re in the second half of life, you’re approaching your peak. It’s a great time to meet new people, develop your hidden talents and stretch your body and mind. Our focus is on quality of life!

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. To find a club near you visit the Life Activities Club website.

There are more suggestions at Volunteering and Retirement.