Seniors Festival


Key dates

About the Seniors Festival

To celebrate the 2023 Seniors Festival, Council, as well as local groups and clubs, have arranged wonderful activities for you to enjoy!

The Victorian Seniors Festival recognises the achievements and contributions of older people within our community by offering a diverse, exciting and enjoyable program of events supported and provided by local senior’s clubs, groups, services and programs.

The theme for 2023 is Learn, Love, Live.

We encourage you to take part in our local activities and celebrations throughout the month.

For more information on events and free public transport during the Festival, visit the Seniors Online website

Events on offer in Maroondah




Free public transport

Victorian Seniors can explore Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from Sunday 1 October to Sunday 8 October 2023.

Free travel during this period covers all public transport in Victoria, including:

  • Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses
  • regional trains, coaches and buses (including regional town buses and inter-town buses).

How to travel during the free travel period

Seniors need to carry their Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card with them on public transport and touch on and off as usual.

Myki fares won’t be charged between Sunday 1 October to Sunday 8 October 2023.

To plan a journey, use Journey planner, download the free PTV app or call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007.

Find out more about what’s planned for the 2023 Victorian Seniors Festival at Seniors Online Victoria website.

Where you can go and what to expect

Seniors will 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 as you’ll be more likely to find a seat.
  • You need to reserve a seat on long distance V/Line trains and some coaches.
  • 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 10am on Tuesday 5 September on the V Line website

You can also read more on Seniors Transport Guide webpage

Further information

For further information on Seniors Week, contact Council on 1300 88 22 33.