Seniors Festival

The festival recognises the valuable contribution older people have made and continue to make to our community.

Seniors Festival 2021

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) Seniors Festival is an annual celebration running in October. The festival recognises the valuable contribution people aged 55+ have made and continue to make to our community. This year's CoPP Seniors Festival will run for the month of October starting with the Seniors Festival Launch on Friday 1 October 2021.

Seniors Festival Events Funding Grants

The Seniors Festival Events Funding Grants round will open in July 2021, please check back here for links to SmartyGrants.

2020 Program

The Seniors Festival program held 18 events this year mainly online and we thank the many community organisations for reimaging their events for inclusion.

The Greek residents of Port Phillip shared a delicious range of recipes. Download the It's all Greek cooking to me recipe booklet (PDF 1413 KB) or request a copy to be sent by post by phoning ASSIST 03 9209 6777.

My Reading Life - Port Phillip Heritage Centre

Browse through a wonderful collection of book titles selected by residents in response to a call for books that inspired, enthralled or had a significant place in the reader's life. Discover the online exhibition at My Reading Life.

Port Phillip Writes: Seniors Festival Writing Awards

Port Phillip Writes is a community-orientated writing award in its 16th year. Many writers who enter are writing and being published for the first time. The Publication hopes to capture the thoughts and feelings of Port Phillip residents of that year, with every story and poem - fact or fiction, being important!

Tribute to Lesley Greagg

It is with very sad hearts that we acknowledge the death of Lesley Greagg in June 2020. Lesley was our Port Phillip Writes guardian, who guided the Port Phillip Writes from its inception in 2004.

Port Phillip Writes: Writes Awards Publication 2020 (PDF 3507 KB)

We thank these writers who have received a Major Award:

  • Bob Croker for 'Port Phillip, Our City'
  • Roderick Waller for 'Haycarting'
  • Sheila Quairney for 'Me and My Fitbit'.

We thank these writers who have received an award:

  • Deb Hall for 'Tuning the Gallery'
  • Janet Gardner for 'Becoming Molly'
  • Lois Best for 'Life is a Juggle'
  • MHVD for 'A Policeman's Lot'
  • Roslyn Jones for 'Intruders in the Bush'
  • Warwick Lloyd for 'Always Thinking'.

We thank these writers for their contributions:

  • Alison Hill
  • Anna Rogalina
  • Aziza Khamlichi
  • Barbara Anne Magee
  • Bob Scheffer
  • Brenda Richards
  • Erica Murdoch
  • Geoff Barkla
  • Graham Fricke
  • Grant Aldous
  • Janine Mifsud
  • Jnge Kulmanis
  • Julie Butcher
  • Kerrie Cross
  • Liliana Siani
  • Lola McHarg
  • Maggie Moran
  • Marilynn Fahey
  • Mary Grace Levakis
  • Megan Jones
  • Nadine Watson
  • Neville Smith
  • Nicholas Cecic
  • Patricia Thornton
  • Ros Collins
  • Veselka Gencic
  • Zoe Hogg.

Contact us

If you would like more information about the Seniors Festival, please contact Laura Cattapan:

Phone: 03 9209 6777 via ASSIST

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