The annual celebration of senior Victorians, the Victorian Seniors Festival runs throughout October each year and includes thousands of free and low-cost events around Victoria.
This year we’re takin’ it easy so come join in the fun in October - every local council is creating special events and activities to celebrate seniors and elders.
Come celebrate in the city
Here are some of the major fun and free events:
Celebration Day, Sunday 2 October 2022.
Federation Square, Melbourne. 12pm Midday – 7.00pm.
A free event for seniors and their friends and family. Lots of great music, dance and performance on the main stage, at The Edge and on Riverside Terrace.
Official 2022 Festival opening and Welcome to Country at 2.00pm.
ACMI 2022 Seniors Film Festival Sunday 2 October-Thursday 4 October.
ACMI Cinemas, Federation Square.
The Sentimental Bloke 5.30pm Sunday 2 October and 6.00pm Monday 3 October.
Watch the digitally restored Australian classic with a new live score performed by Jen Anderson and the Larrikans.
View the ACMI Seniors Film Festival program.
Festival Hub, Monday 3 October to Friday 7 October 2022.
Presented by Nurse Next Door Home Care Services
The Edge, Federation Square Melbourne. Free Daily concerts, presentations and entertainment. 10.30am to 4.30pm
An evening at the Hub Thursday 6 October 5.30pm - Who Do We Think We Are
Members of U3A Melbourne City share their personal stories in a celebration of diversity - from participants of First Nation heritage, through convicts and settlers of the early days, to those escaping the turbulence of the 20th century in war torn Europe.
Free public transport for Victorian Seniors Card holders
From Sunday 2 October- Sunday 9 October 2022 Victorian Seniors Card holders travel for free on:
- Melbourne trains, trams and buses
- Regional trains, coaches and buses (including regional town bus services).
Check out a concert in Country Victoria
27 concerts across country Victoria including Festival favourites: James and Briar Blundell in Portland, Ararat, St Arnaud, Wangaratta, Bairnsdale and Sale.
Tania Kernaghan in Camperdown, Boort, Bendigo and Shepparton.
Lonnie Lee in Ballarat, Broadford, Morwell, Warragul and Korumburra and many more performances from other Festival stalwarts plus new performers!
Victorian Seniors Festival Free online performances
This year we proudly present special audio programs to enjoy online, with new performances added every month until November.
Find out more
Contact the Seniors Card customer service 1300 797 210 from 9.00am-2.00pm on weekdays.
For assistance in other languages phone 131 450 and ask them to call the Seniors Card customer service 1300 797 210 between 9.00am-2.00pm on weekdays.
Takin’ it easy in 2022.
Reviewed 08 September 2022