NSW Seniors Week
NSW Seniors Week is an annual NSW Government campaign and program of events. It is the largest celebration for seniors in the southern hemisphere.
Who attends NSW Seniors Week events?
NSW Seniors Week is a celebration for people aged 60 and older. It is also for people aged 50 and older who have a lifelong disability or who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
What is the purpose of NSW Seniors Week?
NSW Seniors Week promotes positive attitudes towards ageing.
It is a celebration of older people in regional and metropolitan NSW, acknowledging their continuing contribution to family, friends, workplaces and their communities.
NSW Seniors Week Ambassadors
High-profile, prominent and respected figures are selected each year to endorse and promote the overall objectives of NSW Seniors Week through the media and attendance at events.
What type of events are held?
Each year, seniors are encouraged to try something different, learn new skills and make new friends by participating in one of the 900 plus free and specially discounted events, including:
- computer training classes
- food and wine
- tours and visits
- leisure and lifestyle.
Regular NSW Seniors Week events
Premier’s Gala Concerts
A highlight of the NSW Seniors Week events is the Premier’s Gala Concerts. More than 30,000 seniors are entertained each year by Australia’s leading talent.
NSW Seniors Week Achievement Awards
The annual NSW Seniors Week Achievement Awards recognise seniors across the state for their contribution to the development of the community and for their leadership and initiative.
Up to 60 awards are available for outstanding nominations in seven categories:
- intergenerational understanding
- health and wellbeing
- education and lifelong learning
- community service and volunteering.
NSW Seniors Week grants
The NSW Seniors Week grants provide funding for local and community organisations to create activities to celebrate NSW Seniors Week.
Read more about NSW Seniors Week grants.
See the NSW Seniors Week website.