Seniors Festival

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

The 2022 Seniors Festival will take place 1 - 16 October

We are looking forward to a festival full of inclusive, free, informative and celebratory events and activities. 

The full festival program is available now. Get the full Port Phillip Seniors Program 2022. 

The following events presented by Port Phillip are currently accepting bookings:

Seniors Festival Launch and Celebration of 22 Years of the Older Persons Advisory Committee (OPAC)

Celebrate positive ageing with an Afternoon Tea-dance, Musical Entertainment, Cabaret and Disco. This event is a recognition of City of Port Phillip’s Older Persons Advisory Committee (OPAC) 22nd Year.

David Sharples (DK, Soul DJ) is an entertainer and radio presenter with years of experience in England and Australia. Join DK, Soul DJ  for a fun afternoon of Musical Entertainment, Cabaret and Disco. This event will feature the U3A Port Phillip Male Voice Choir, Ballroom Dancing ensemble and a disco including all your favourite Motown, Soul and Pop from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Date and time: Friday 7 October (Ageism Awareness Day) 2 pm to 5.30 pm

Venue: Port Melbourne Town Hall Auditorium 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential:

Phone T: 03 9209 6260 M: 0403 904 092 



Bring It Home

This event is presented in partnership with The Victorian Seniors Festival, the City of Bayside, City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip and City of Stonnington councils.

Bring it Home flier (PDF 724 KB)

Bring it Home encourages older people to dress up to the nines and step out to have a great time. Bring it Home features high quality live music, special guests, stories, belly laughs, sing-along, dancing, radio plays, interviews and more.

Bring it Home is social and participatory and there will be invitations to participate through harmony singing, dancing, or joining the band to play the famous pig-o-phone. Audience members can be as visible and involved as they choose, or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the party atmosphere! The Bring it Home Line up for this event is: Karen Davitt, Boris Conley, Steve Grant, Pete Slipper, Wilbur Wilde, Rebecca Barnard, Alison Ferrier, Patrick Cronin, Valanga Khoza.

Date and Time: Thursday 13 October,2022,  1.00 pm arrival for a 1.30 pm start to 3 pm finish

Venue: St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street St Kilda

Cost: Free, but places are limited please book using the information below

How do I book?

You can book for yourself or for a group. When you book please use the following code:


To make your booking:

Phone: - M: 0421 853 266

Or Email: -

If booking via email you need to provide the following information:

  • The Booking Code – PORT PHILLIP
  • The full name of each person you are booking for
  • Your contact phone number
  • Your email address
  • Do you require wheelchair access - Yes or No
  • Do you want to make use of your Council’s bus transport to the event - Yes or No

If you are from an Organisation booking for a group of members please also provide:

  1. The name of the organisation
  2. And make sure you list the names of everyone you are booking for

Port Phillip Writes: Seniors Festival Writing Awards 18th Year, Awards Presentation

Join us for this enjoyable session of literature including the announcement of the Judges Awards. As we celebrate 18 years of local writers, special guests will read from a selection of this year’s entries.

Date and time: Sunday 16, October from 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Cost: FREE

Bookings Essential:

Phone T: 03 9209 6260 M: 0403 904 092 


Seniors Festival Events Grants

Port Phillip Writes Seniors Festival Writing Awards

Seniors Festival 2021

Seniors Festival fun from your loungeroom

A virtual disco and karaoke night was just one of the fantastic events on offer when the Port Phillip Seniors Festival kicked off on 1 October.

The annual event moved online for 2021, so our community could enjoy all the fun from their loungerooms from 1 to 17 October.

The online program included a singing or walking trail around Elwood, documentaries, webinars, virtual tours, art exhibitions and concerts with an amazing array of culture and talent.

2021 Port Phillip Writes - Seniors Festival Writing Awards

In October 2021 the Port Phillip Writes awards ceremony was held online.

Now in its 17th year, this enjoyable session of literature included the announcement of the Judges Awards. Special guests Megan Jones, Roby Arthur and Cr Louise Crawford read sections of writers’ entries.

Download the 2021 Port Phillip Writes publication (PDF 519 MB) here or request a copy to be sent by post by phoning ASSIST 03 9209 6777.

Seniors Summer Series 2022

Welcome to the first City of Port Phillip Seniors Summer Series - a summer-long recognition of the valuable contribution older people have made, and continue to make in our community. Whether you’re planning on going out and about or enjoying our events in the comfort of your home, there’s something for everyone. Come enjoy this summer with City of Port Phillip Seniors Summer Series. All events are free.

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