Tweed Seniors Festival
Local achievement awards Volunteering
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 2024:
11 - 24 March
The Festival’s theme for 2024 is 'Reach Beyond'. Each year the festival provides a full program of events and entertainment, with a huge variety of exciting activities across the state.
Volunteering at Tweed Seniors Festival
We are always looking for people in the community to join the Tweed Seniors Festival Working Party. The group helps with planning and running the festival each year.
Participating as a volunteer is a great way to get involved in your local community and meet other likeminded people.
If you are interested in volunteering Tweed Seniors Festival Working Party, please fill out the expression of interest form below.
Fill out expression of interest form
Tweed Local Achievement Awards
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.
Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry and Tweed MP Geoff Provest with winners of the 2023 Local Achievement Awards who were acknowledged for their incredible contribution to the community.
Brenda Blunden – recognised for volunteering, particularly with Fingal Head Coast Care
Veronese Burgess – recognised for tireless work with local elders and community
Julie Cummings – recognised for service to Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Carol Edwards – recognised for volunteering and fundraising efforts for local charities including Wedgetail Retreat and Murwillumbah Flood Relief
Jeannette Horne – recognised for volunteering to run weekly trivia nights at South Tweed Sports Club
Judy and Mark Eglington – recognised for almost 65 years voluntary service as members of the NSW Rural Fire Service
Margaret Hulbert – recognised for service to Crabbes Creek Community Hall and local community
Denis Kinzett – recognised for service to Crabbes Creek Community Hall
Louise Muir – recognised for creation of a much-loved local garden in Banora Point
Alan Rogers – recognised for years volunteering at Murwillumbah Hospital coffee shop and Murwillumbah Theatre Company
Alan Vincent - recognised for service to Crabbes Creek Community Hall.
- 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 a local achiever!
Nominations for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achiever Seniors Awards are currently closed.
Nominate a local senior