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Did you know that Tweed Shire has twice the NSW state average of residents over the age of 65? And this number is expected to increase in the coming years!

Tweed Shire Council values the contribution that seniors make in the community while recognising the needs of older people in order to promote and support healthy ageing. Council's Community Development Team includes a Community Development Officer - Ageing and Disability to advocate for and support the older members of the community.

To contact a member of the Community Development Team, please call 1300 292 872 or email

NSW Seniors Festival

For information, please visit the Tweed Seniors Festival page.

Committees, Interagency, Networks and Working Groups

Community Services Staff are involved in the following group to advocate for and support, initiatives of older people across the Shire.

The Tweed Community Care Forum meets to discuss and address aged care issues in the Tweed. This forum improves communication between service providers and develops greater understanding of the service needs within the region. For more information about this email

Policy and Strategic Documents

An Age Friendly Community Policy (53kB PDF) was endorsed by Council on 21 May 2015.

The Issues Paper and Profile of Older People, 2014 (5.35mB PDF) is an overview of the ageing population in Tweed Shire. The paper highlights the main issues relevant to older people and follows the framework headings of the World Health Organisation Global Age Friendly Cities Guide.

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