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. 

In 2020 and 2021, the Victorian Seniors Festival was held online because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

In 2022, the Festival is turning 40 and once again will be presenting a hybrid festival with popular online performances coming this July. Be sure to stay tuned for radio plays, interviews and unique performances. 

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

Use the drop down boxes below to find out what's on around town this Seniors Festival and how you can get involved.

Check out the event schedule

Right across Baw Baw there are free and low-cost events for everyone this October to help seniors reconnect and experience something new.

Click here to download the full event program(PDF, 6MB)

Here are some of the highlights:

West Gippsland Health Group - Heart Foundation Walk

  • Tuesday 4 and 11 October
  • 9:45am - 12:00pm
  • Civic Park, Warragul

Eastern Park Community Gardens - cuppa and a chat

  • Tuesdays throughout October
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Eastern Park Community Garden (behind the Warragul Community House)

Warragul Leisure Centre - free group fitness classes

  • Monday 10 October - Friday 14 October
  • Download the full program for the various classes and times
  • Warragul Leisure Centre, 21 Burke Street, Warragul

Warragul Bowling Club - fun and learn to bowl

  • Mondays and Wednesdays throughout October
  • 1:30pm onwards
  • Warragul Bowling Club, Anderson Street, Warragul

Warragul Leisure Centre - free group fitness classes

  • Monday 10 October - Friday 14 October
  • Download the full program for the various classes and times
  • Warragul Leisure Centre, 21 Burke Street, Warragul

Voyage Fitness - active age fitness class and morning tea

  • Mondays and Fridays throughout October
  • 11am for the active age class. The morning tea will be held at 11:45am Friday, 28 October.
  • Voyage Fitness, 243 Albert Road, Warragul

Free public transport

Victorian Senior Card holders are being encouraged to get back out there and enjoy Victoria with eight days of free public transport from 2nd - 9th October 2022.

Free public transport is available to all Victorian Senior Card holders who will be able to jump on public transport to visit attractions across Melbourne as well as regional and rural locations for a variety of exciting activities and attractions

Where can you 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). V-Line bookings opening at 10am on Tuesday 6 September.

Using your myki

From 2nd - 9th October 2022 you won’t be charged when you touch on and off. Throughout the rest of the year, top up with myki Money if you travel occasionally, or myki Pass if you travel often.

Your card isn’t locked to myki Money or myki Pass – choose each time you top up. Find out more at or call 1800 800 007. You can top up at hundreds of shops including all 7-Elevens; at myki machines at selected stations and stops; at premium station ticket offices; at PTV Hubs; or at the PTV website or by calling 1800 800 007.

Mobile myki is also available for Victorian seniors – for more information visit Public Transport Victoria mobile myki website.

Register your card online to protect your card’s balance if it’s lost or stolen.

Pick up a hard copy of the event schedule

You can pickup a copy of the event schedule from the following locations across Baw Baw:

  • Coles & Woolworths – Drouin & Warragul 
  • West Gippsland Arts Centre
  • Warragul Library 
  • West Gippsland Healthcare Group
  • Warragul Community House 
  • Longwarry Post Office 
  • Jindivick General Store 
  • Neerim South Post Office
  • 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