The City of Port Phillip's priority is to keep all members of the community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, we have postponed all Linking Neighbours Activities until further notice.
At this time you can still join the Linking Neighbours Seniors Register either online or a form can be sent to you in the post.
We will be communicating with members regularly throughout this time.
Food services are still available for aged care and disability services.
Connecting you to your community
Are you interested in meeting new people and increasing your sense of safety?
Are you interested in being involved in local community activities?
Joining the City of Port Phillip's Linking Neighbours Seniors Register is free and enables you to attend trips and activities to meet local people. Supported by the Bendigo Bank.
The Seniors Register is for residents who live in the City of Port Phillip. The Register is a confidential and secure list of people's emergency information held at the Port Phillip Council and St Kilda Police Station. The information provided will be used to help emergency services assist you in an emergency situation.
This program aims to create links between Port Phillip residents over 55, enabling you to get to know each other and so better support each other. The Linking Neighbours Program organises a range of outings and activities throughout the year, such as trips, exercise groups and neighbourhood activities.
Once you register your details you will receive information about outings and activities via a bi-monthly letter.
How do I register?
Registrations can be completed using the seniors registration form (PDF 78 KB) by filling in the details you would like to have as your record. You need to download the form to your computer to be able to fill it in, then save the form in your name.
Email the completed form to Sherridan Green, Community Development and Liaison Officer in Diversity and Inclusion, or get in contact for an application form to be sent to you:
Regular group activities
Regular group activities include:
Coffee morning groups
Come along, all welcome.
- Little Red Bluff, 69 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood from 10 am to 11 am
- Neighbours Café, corner Inkerman and Chapel Streets, St Kilda from 11 am to noon
- PM’s Café Port Melbourne, corner Bay and Liardet Streets from 10 am to 11 am
- Middle Park group new cafe location to be announced soon
- Priscilla's Café, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park from 11 am to 12 noon
First Friday of the month starting at 10 am.
Location start is listed on the bi-monthly Linking Neighbours Letter.
Gillian's Gentle Exercises Classes
These exercise classes are invigorating, strengthening and planned for all levels of physical ability.
Cost: $7 per person per session.
Location: The Hall at St Peter and Pauls, corner of Bank and Montague Streets, South Melbourne
When: every Monday 10.30 to 11.30 am. *Please arrive by 10.20 am Just turn up and have fun.
Linking Neighbours Seniors Register Protocols for outings and classes
Liability and Mobility: Members participate in trips at their own risk. The trips are organised for mobile people. The trips include such activities as climbing up and down bus stairs and walking around outdoors. If members have mobility restrictions they should discuss with the Community Development and Liaison Officer.
Assistance: No physical assistance is provided as this would not be practical for large groups.
Members who require more assistance may choose to participate in trips organised by Cora Graves where more support is provided.
Cancellation and refund: A trip may be cancelled in case of a heat health alert warning being issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. It may not be possible to issue a refund as Linking Neighbours is required to pay the coach booking fee and entrance fees and the like ahead of time. Linking Neighbours will try to reschedule any cancelled trips.