Tweed Seniors Festival

2023 festival Local achievement awards

Seniors standing in a circle holding hands  

Tweed Seniors Festival celebrates the role and contributions older people make to our community.

It runs as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, which is the largest celebration of its kind in the southern hemisphere. 

Seniors Festival 2023:
1 February – 12 February

Tweed Seniors Festival 2023 program(PDF, 320KB)
Opening ceremony tickets

The Festival’s theme for 2023 is Celebrate Together a wonderful theme that promotes our goal of fostering an inclusive community that cares for each other.

For more information on
the festival contact 
Lyn Porter on 07 5569 3110 or email

The opening ceremony for the festival will be held Wednesday 1 February at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre Auditorium. The morning will provide entertainment, morning tea and a presentation of our Local Achievement Awards.

We have a COVIDSafe plan for this event.

Registrations for 2023 events have now closed.

Tweed Local Achievement Awards

Seniors festival 2022 local achievement award winners

The NSW Seniors Achievement Awards program is run as part of the NSW Seniors Festival. The Tweed Local Achievement Awards recognise seniors that help make our community a diverse, active, and inspiring place to live. 

2022 winners 

  • Glenda Ashby – service to Marine Rescue Point Danger
  • Carole Cohan – service to Meals on Wheels, Tweed VIEW Club and Fun Activities for Banora Seniors (FABS)
  • Merilyn Gilmore – service to numerous Tweed charities over more than 30 years
  • Ruth Philip – service to South Tweed Over 50s group
  • Irene Rainey – service to Tweed Valley Justice Association and work as a JP
  • Annie Simonds – service to Friends of the Gallery and Friends of the Pound
  • Alan Young – service to Twin Towns Radio Yacht Club
  • Sue Breckenridge – service to Murwillumbah Farmers Market and small farmers

Nominate your 2023 local achiever!

Nominations for the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achiever Seniors Awards are now open.

Nominate a local senior

Nominations need to be received by Friday 16 December 2022 to be considered.