Victorian Seniors Festival

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The Victorian Seniors Festival is an annual, state-wide celebration that focuses on providing fun and good times with opportunities to participate in events and activities for free or low cost throughout October each year. 

The festival is designed to bring seniors together to enjoy themselves, learn new skills and make new friends.


The 2023 Seniors Festival Event Guide is now available! 

Featuring nearly 30 free and low cost activities, the 2023 Seniors Festival is set to be Baw Baw's best yet. 

From watercolour painting to poetry, creative textiles to table tennis, and physical activity classes to the performances at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, this year's event guide has something for everyone - and then some! 

Click here to download the Seniors Festival Event Guide

Our pick of the activities is of course the Civic Park Garden Tour and Talk, where you can join our head gardener for a guided tour of the garden, learn about the large variety of plant life the 9.5 acre garden contains before enjoying a morning tea.

This activity will be held on Tuesday 17 October from 10:30am. To register, please give us a call on 1300 229 229 or send us an email.


Pick up a hard copy of the event schedule

If you prefer to read things on paper and not on a screen, you can pick up a copy of the event guide at the below locations: 

  • Coles Warragul 
  • Woolworths Warragul 
  • Coles Drouin 
  • Woolworths Drouin  
  • West Gippsland Arts Centre
  • Warragul Library  
  • West Gippsland Health Care 
  • Warragul Community House 
  • Longwarry Post office 
  • Jindivick General Store 
  • Neerim South Post Office 
  • Neerim General Store 
  • Noojee General Store 
  • Willow Grove General Store  
  • Erica General Store 
  • Trafalgar Post Office 
  • Yarragon Post Office 
  • Thorpdale General Store 
  • Little Teacups Café Warragul 
  • French Pear Café Drouin 
  • Drouin Gourmet Café 

Free public transport

As a Victorian Seniors Card holder, you can get out and explore metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria with eight days of free travel from Sunday 1 October to Sunday 8 October.

How to travel during the free travel period

Remember to always carry your Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with you on public transport. Touch on and off as usual, you won’t be charged. On regional services that don’t use myki, just show your Victorian Seniors Card to the conductor or bus driver.

Where you can go

You’ll be able to travel for free on all public transport in Victoria, including:

  • Melbourne trains, trams and buses
  • Regional trains, coaches and buses (including regional town bus services)
  • We recommend travelling during off-peak hours. You’ll be more likely to find a seat. You need to reserve a seat on long distance V/Line trains and some coaches. To book a seat on V/Line services requiring reservations, visit your nearest station or agent or call 1800 800 007 from 10:00am on Tuesday 5 September
  • Seats can fill quickly so book early! You’ll need to collect your tickets within 48 hours
  • You can only travel free in economy class
  • To make a group booking for up to 19 travelling on a V/Line train service or 12+ travelling on a V/Line coach service, visit your nearest station or agent
  • For larger groups, please submit a group booking request from 10:00am on Tuesday 5 September at:
  • If you book and can’t travel, let us know prior as your seats can be relocated to other customers wanting to travel.

More information about the festival can be found on the Seniors Online Victoria website.