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The Seniors Festival will be held from 12 to 23 February 2020.

The NSW Seniors Festival is an annual NSW Government event auspiced by Family and Community Services (FACS) and is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere.

Seniors Local Achievement Awards 2019NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards winners at the 2019 Tweed Seniors Festival

It is also for people aged 50 and older who have a lifelong disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The NSW Seniors Festival encourages seniors to actively participate in the community and provides them with opportunities to:

  • remain active, healthy and independent throughout the ageing process
  • learn, develop and educate themselves at any age
  • develop and expand their social networks
  • share their wealth of wisdom and breadth of life-experience with younger generations.

Seniors Festival 2020

NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open for the NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards. Nominations need to be received by 18 January 2020 to be considered.

The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards program will be run as part of the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival. The Local Achievement Awards are run on a local level. They provide an opportunity for MPs and communities to recognise the seniors that help make their community a diverse, active and inspiring place to live.

Achievement Awards Nomination Form (59kB PDF)

Please return nomination forms to

Opening Ceremony

The Tweed Seniors Festival Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 10am at Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre Auditorium.

RSVP to the Opening Ceremony by Friday 7 February 2020 for catering purposes online at (external link). For more information you can contact the Community Services team on (07) 5569 3110 or

Festival Program

The Seniors Festival will be held from 12 to 23 February 2020. The 12 days of festivities will include activities such as morning teas, concerts, social get-togethers or special film screenings, leisure, health activities, demonstrations, tours, exhibitions, classes and activities.

Download the festival program (297kB PDF).

Host an Event

If you are an organisation and you'd like to host an event during Seniors Festival, please download the Event Nomination Form (176kB PDF) and return it by Friday 13 December.

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