Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival
Seniors Week is a week-long celebration, including a packed program of events for local residents aged over 60. Seniors Week Canterbury-Bankstown Seniors Week is a week-long celebration, including a packed program of events for local residents aged over 60. We recognise their ongoing valuable contributions to the community. Senior Programs; Senior Citizens

 

Reach Beyond

City of Canterbury Bankstown will celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival from 4-28 March 2024 with a full program.  
There are so many ways to Reach Beyond this Seniors Festival. With fun and entertaining events happening across our City, there is something for everyone! 
Our program includes: 
  • Our popular bus trips
  • Concert
  • Craft workshop
  • Exercise activities 
  • Fishing, and much, much more

Check out all events (in date of event order)

Movie screening: Sunset Boulevarde (1950) 
Starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return. Rated PG.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 1 March, noon-2pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9740
Line dance for everyone
Come along and join in the fun of line dancing.

  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 4 March, 1-2.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 5436
Golf day 
Join us for a fun-filled day of golf at Sefton Golf Course, exclusively for seniors! Whether you're a beginner wanting to learn, or an experienced golfer looking for a fun social day out, this is the day for you.
  • ​Where: Sefton Golf Course
  • When: Monday 4 March, 7am-12.30pm
  • Cost: $10
  • Limited spots, call 9743 9436 to book and pay to confirm spot. $10 per person
​Local interest bus tour
Keen to discover new parts of your community? Come on a tour of our Local Government Area and discover some interesting places to visit.

  • ​Where: Start from Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 5 March, 10am-12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
Bingo
Come along and enjoy a game of the ever-popular Bingo.

  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 5 March, 10-11.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9737

​Bingo
Come along and enjoy a game of the ever-popular Bingo.

  • ​Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 5 March 10.30-11.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9417
​Jewellery making - sustainable
Keen to look fabulous and look after the environment? Learn how to use sustainable materials to create your own jewellery. Two time slots to choose from.

  • ​Where: Hurlstone Memorial Community Hub
  • When: Wednesday 6 March, 10-11.30am or noon-1.30pm
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
Bingo
Come along and enjoy a game of the ever-popular Bingo.

  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 6 March, 11am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
    SOLD OUT
​Seniors Rights Service Seniors Safety 
Come along and hear about issues that may impact your safety and learn how to keep safe. We will also have a Police Liaison Officer to answer any questions.
  • ​Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 6 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9744
UpCycle bead workshop
Waste not, want not! Learn how to use broken jewellery, found beads, second-hand beads and sourced beads to make a necklace and matching earrings

  • Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 6 March, 2.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9419

​Bus trips to Berry
This year to celebrate you, we have two destinations for you to choose from: 
Berry -  Come and enjoy morning tea and a tour at UOW Science Space, followed by a two-course lunch at Southern Hotel and a stroll around the shops in Berry. 
Please bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, a bottle of water and your adventurous nature.
Canterbury-Bankstown residents ONLY.
Proof of residence will be requested when purchasing tickets and on the day of each trip.
(Drop off times are approximate as they may change due to traffic conditions on each day.)
  • ​Where: Berry
  • When: Thursday 7 March, 
    • Campsie pick up: 7.30am-5pm,  
    • Bankstown pick up: 8am-4.30pm
  • Cost: $25pp - (includes bus, tour, morning tea and lunch)
  • To book: Tickets will be sold from Thursday 22 February from 10am face-to-face and online

Seniors Rights Service Planning Ahead
Discussing wills, power of attorney, guardianship and advance care directives.
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 7 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9405
Laughter Yoga
Laugher Yoga is a movement and breathing exercise that aims to cultivate joy, bring out your inner child and help you let go of stresses in your daily life.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 8 March, noon-2pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9740
Movie screening: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Starring Lana Turner and John Garfield. A married woman and a drifter fall in love and then plot to murder her husband. Rated PG.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 11 March, 10.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9405
Upcycle bead workshop
Waste not, want not! Learn how to use broken jewellery, found beads, second-hand beads and sourced beads to make a necklace and matching earrings.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 11 March, 10.30am-noon
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
​Pickleball
Join us for a FREE fun-filled day of pickleball! This event is exclusively for seniors who want to give pickleball a go. Don't worry if you've never played before - this is the perfect opportunity to learn and have a blast! 2 x 1 hour sessions to choose from. Limited Spots.

  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Monday 11 March, 9.30-10.30am or 11am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
Book now

Seniors Rights Service and Financial Information Service sessions
Do you want to know about your rights? Do you have questions about retirement and your pension?
We have Seniors Rights Service and Services Australia - Financial Information Service (FIS) to answer those questions and more!
Seniors Rights Service: provides support to older people with free legal advice, advocacy and information.
Services Australia - Financial Information Service (FIS): a free service that  helps you make informed decisions about your finances.   For enquiries call 9707 9464.
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre Study rooms 
  • When: Monday 11 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE

​Laughter Yoga
Laugher Yoga is a movement and breathing exercise that aims to cultivate joy, bring out your inner child and help you let go of stresses in your daily life. 
  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 11 March, 11.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9417
​Seniors Rights Service Seniors Safety
Come along and hear about issues that may impact your safety and how to keep safe. We will also have a Police Liaison Officer to answer any questions.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 11 March, noon-2pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9740
​Bus trips to The Entrance
The Entrance - For those that would like different scenery, come and enjoy a morning tea at Iris Lodge Alpacas, then have a walk along Memorial Park and finish off with a two-course lunch at Diggers in The Entrance. You may like to bring your swimmers! 
Canterbury-Bankstown residents ONLY
Please bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, a bottle of water and your adventurous nature.
This is for Canterbury-Bankstown residents ONLY. Proof of residence will be requested when purchasing tickets and on the day of each trip.
Drop off times are approximate as they may change due to traffic conditions on each day.
  • ​Where: The Entrance
  • When: Tuesday 12 March 
    • Campsie pick up: 7am-5.30pm
    • Bankstown pick up: 7.30am-5pm
  • Cost: $25 per ticket
  • To book: Tickets will be sold from Thursday 22 February from 10am face-to-face and online

​Bus tour
Keen to discover new parts of your community? Come on a tour of our LGA and discover some interesting places to visit.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 12 March, 10am-12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
Another 70s Show featuring Stephen Fisher King & Lisa Crouch
Get ready to step into a time capsule and relive the groovy era of bell bottoms and disco fever! Featuring the dynamic duo of Stephen Fisher King and Lisa Crouch, this production is a sensational journey through the music that defined an entire generation. Prepare to be transported to the sensational 70s with a show that's earning standing ovations from audiences all across Australia.

  • ​Where: The Bryan Brown Theatre
  • When: Tuesday 12 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: $25 per ticket, groups 10+ $20 each 
Book now

For group bookings, call our box office on 9707 9404, Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm.
Nutrition talk
Healthy body, healthy mind! Join a dietician and exercise physiologist as they give a talk on good diet and exercise for seniors.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 13 March, 10am
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
​Macular Disease Foundation Australia information session 
Struggling to see things directly in front of you? Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects central vision and mostly occurs in people over the age of 50. Join us for an information session that's not to be missed.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 13 March, 10.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9704
Laughter Yoga 
Laugher Yoga is a movement and breathing exercise that aims to cultivate joy, bring out your inner child and help you let go of stresses in your daily life. 

  • ​Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 13 March, 11am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9744
​Bingo
Come along and enjoy a game of the ever-popular Bingo.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 13 March, 2.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9419
Upcycle bead workshop
Waste not, want not! Learn how to use broken jewellery, found beads, second-hand beads and sourced beads to make a necklace and matching earrings.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 13 March, 1-3pm
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
​Bingo
Come along and enjoy a game of the ever-popular Bingo.

  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 13 March, 3.30-4.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9740
​Movie screening: Gaslight (1944) 
Starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. Ten years after her aunt was murdered in their London home, a woman returns from Italy in the 1880s to resume residence with her new husband. His obsessive interest in the home rises from a secret that may require driving his wife insane. Rated PG.
  • Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 14 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 5436

Bus trips to Berry
Berry-Come and enjoy morning tea and a tour at UOW Science Space, followed by a two-course lunch at Southern Hotel and a stroll around the shops in Berry.
Canterbury-Bankstown residents ONLY
Please bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, a bottle of water and your adventurous nature.
Proof of residence will be requested when purchasing tickets and on the day of each trip.
Drop off times are approximate as they may change due to traffic conditions on each day.
  • ​Where: Berry
  • When: Friday 15 March
    • Campsie pick up: 7.30am-5pm
    • Bankstown pick up: 8am-4.30pm
  • Cost: $25 per ticket   
  • To book: Tickets will be sold from Thursday 22 February from 10am face-to-face and online
Book now
​Seniors Sports Day
Ever wanted to try walking football, pickleball but didn’t know if you would like it? Come along to our sports day where we will have these and many other sports on offer for you to have a go, try them out and see what you think! A fun way to get fit and try something new.

  • ​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Friday 15 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
Book now
Limited spots
Handmade paper bead workshop - Part 1
A two-part workshop, making paper beads from old magazines.  The beads will be made in the first session, and the jewellery will be created in the second session.

  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 18 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
​Movie screening: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Starring Ralph Meeker and Albert Dekker.  A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious 'great whatsit'. Rated M.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 18 March, 10.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9405
Seniors Rights Service: Seniors Safety
Come along and hear about issues that may impact your safety and learn how to keep safe. We will also have a Police Liaison Officer to answer any questions.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 18 March, 11am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9737
Card making
Stand out from the crowd by making personalised cards for family and friends. Learn new skills in this fun workshop. Two time slots to choose from.

  • ​Where: Hurlstone Memorial Community Hub
  • When: Wednesday 20 March, 10-11.30am  or noon-1.30pm
  • Cost: FREE

Book 10-11.30am timeslot

Book noon-1.30pm timeslot

Service NSW Savings Finder 
Are you concerned about the cost of living or looking to save money? Come to our Savings Finder Information sessions where a specialist from Service NSW will show you how the Savings Finder website might save you money.
  • ​When: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Where: Wednesday 20 March, 11am-12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 5436
Soft pastels
Learn the skills and techniques of creating your own artwork using soft pastels. Two time slots  to choose from.
  • ​Where: Panania Senior Citizen Centre
  • When: Thursday 21 March, 10-11.30am (Spots available still) or noon-1.30pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Cost: FREE
Book 10-11.30am timeslot

​Canterbury Bankstown Seniors Concert
Come and enjoy this year's Seniors Festival Concert, themed ""Reach Beyond"". Let's reconnect with a lovely Back to Trivoli performance. Tickets are limited. Purchase tickets from  Wednesday 7 March from Bankstownsports.com or Bankstown Sports Club reception. For enquiries only call 9707 9464
Brought to you by Bankstown Sports

  • Where: The Theatre - Bankstown Sports Club
  • When: Thursday 21 March, 1.45-4pm
  • Cost: $5
  • To book: Tickets will be sold from Tuesday 20 February at Bankstown Sports Club. Online at Bankstownsports.com or Bankstown Sports club reception for any enquiries call 9722 9888

Seniors Rights Service and Financial Information Service sessions
Do you want to know about your rights? Do you have questions about retirement and your pension?
We have Seniors Rights Service and Services Australia - Financial Information Service (FIS) to answer those questions and more!
Seniors Rights Service: provides support to older people with free legal advice, advocacy and information.
Services Australia - Financial Information Service (FIS): a free service that  helps you make informed decisions about your finances.  For enquiries 9707 9464
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, Lansdowne Rooms 1&2
  • When: Friday 22 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
Book now
​Handmade paper bead workshop - Part 2
A two-part workshop, making paper beads from old magazines. The beads will be made in the first session, and the jewellery will be created in the second session.
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 22 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
Fishing & BBQ
Come and join us for our FREE Fishing with BBQ lunch.
Enjoy the tranquil surroundings while casting your line into our waters. Spend quality time with fellow fishing enthusiasts and make new friends.
Don't worry if you're a beginner – our friendly volunteers will be there to guide you every step of the way. You'll soon be hooked!
Limited Spots
  • Where: Lambeth Reserve, Picnic Point
  • When: Monday 25 March, 10am-1pm
  • Cost: FREE
Book now
​Local interest bus tour
Keen to discover new parts of your community? Come on a tour of our LGA and discover some interesting places to visit.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 26 March, 10am-12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
Movie screening: LA Confidential (1997)
Starring Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe. As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. Rated MA 15+.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 26 March, 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9704
​Yamandirra - to carry fire (Wiradjuri)
An art activity which will be based around the  NAIDOC theme, Keep the flame burning with a dream time story.

  • ​Where: Earlwood senior Citizen Centre
  • When: Tuesday 26 March, 10.30-11.30am
  • Cost: FREE
​Bus trip to The Entrance
The Entrance - For those that would like different scenery, come and enjoy a morning tea at Iris Lodge Alpacas, then have a walk along Memorial Park and finish off with a two-course lunch at Diggers in The Entrance. You may like to bring your swimmers! 
Drop off times are approximate as they may change due to traffic conditions on each day.
Canterbury-Bankstown residents ONLY
Please bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, a bottle of water and your adventurous nature.
Proof of residence will be requested when purchasing tickets and on the day of each trip.
  • ​Where: The Entrance
  • When: Tuesday, 26  March
    • Campsie pick up: 7am-5.30pm
    • Bankstown pick up: 7.30am-5pm
  • Cost: $25
  • To book: Tickets will be sold from Thursday 22 February from 10am face-to-face and online
Book now
​Service NSW Savings Finder 
Are you concerned about the cost of living or looking to save money? Come to our Savings Finder Information sessions where a specialist from Service NSW will show you how the Savings Finder website might save you money.
  • ​Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 26 March, 10.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9417
Nutrition talk
Healthy body, healthy mind! Join a dietician and exercise physiologist as they give a talk on good diet and exercise for seniors.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 26 March, 11am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9737

Dance Fit 
A fun way to exercise! Get your groove on with easy-to-follow dance routines.

  • ​Where: Hurlstone Memorial Community Hub
  • When: Wednesday 27 March, 11am
  • Cost: FREE
SOLD OUT

​Laughter Yoga
Laugher Yoga is a movement and breathing exercise that aims to cultivate joy, bring out your inner child and help you let go of stresses in your daily life.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 27 March, 11am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9405
Bingo
Come along and enjoy a game of the ever-popular Bingo.

  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 27 March, 11am-noon
  • Cost: FREE

    SOLD OUT
Nutrition Talk 
Healthy body, healthy mind! Join a dietician and exercise physiologist as they give a talk on good diet and exercise for seniors.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 28 March, 10.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9405
Fit & Strong - low impact 
Suitable for seniors of all ages and abilities. Fit & Strong will work on muscle strength to support you with sit to stand and balance.
  • ​Where: Hurlstone Memorial Community Hub
  • When: Wednesday 27 March, noon
  • Cost: FREE
SOLD OUT
​Movie screening: The Man who Knew Too Much (1956)
Starring James Stewart and Doris Day. An American doctor and his wife, a former singing star, witness a murder while vacationing in Morocco, and are drawn into a twisting plot of international intrigue when their young son is kidnapped. Rated PG
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 28 March, 1pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9747

​Jolly jigsaw
What better way to enjoy the timeless challenge of putting a jigsaw together than with afternoon tea and friends? 

  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 28 March, 2-4pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9707 9740
​Movie screening: Notorious (1946) 
Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. The daughter of a convicted Nazi spy is asked by American agents to gather information on a ring of Nazi scientists in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? Rated PG.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 28 March, 2.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • To book: 9789 9419



The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.