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The NSW Seniors Festival (previously known as NSW Seniors Week) 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.

This year’s NSW Seniors Festival runs from Wednesday 13th February to Sunday 24th February 2019.

For the past 61 years, NSW Seniors Festival has offered an opportunity for seniors to remain active, healthy engaged and contributing in their local communities. There are a number of events planned in the Tweed Shire – the full program will be available in late January 2019.

Nominate someone for an Achievement Award!

Seniors Festival 2017 Awards Nominations are now open for the Local Achievement Awards. The Local Achievement Awards provide an opportunity for MP’s and communities to recognise the seniors that help make their community a diverse, active and inspiring place to live.

If you know a senior who has contributed to their community, please nominate them by completing the Tweed Shire Achievement Award Nomination Form (194kB PDF). Nominations need to be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019 via email to

Presentation to successful nominees will be made at the Opening Ceremony of Seniors Festival to be held on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 10am at Banora Point Community Centre.

The dates for the NSW Seniors Festival have been set by the NSW Government, visit (external link) for more information.

Visit our Older People page to find out more about the Tweed Seniors Festival.

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