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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.

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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

Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open for the Seniors Festival 2020 Achievement Awards.

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 on (07) 5569 3110 or

Festival Program

Not yet available, please check closer to the time.

Seniors Festival 2020 Working Group

Expressions of interest to be a volunteer on the Working Group for the Seniors Festival 2020 are being invited.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30 August 2019.

The Tweed Seniors Festival Working Group works with Council staff to help plan activities that celebrate the contributions of older people in Tweed Shire. Seniors Festival activities raise awareness of positive ageing activities across the Tweed.

The working group will be appointed annually and members will be inducted as volunteers on a Council project. This covers members for insurance purposes.

The working group's role is to:

  • plan and run an opening event for the Tweed Seniors Festival and any other event the group decides to organise
  • ensure the Tweed Seniors Festival meets the needs and expectations of local seniors
  • distribute and promote the Tweed Seniors Festival Program. Council will put together a Tweed Seniors Festival Program which promotes activities run by many groups and organisations across Tweed Shire
  • decide the recipients of Seniors Achievement Awards.
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