Annual NSW Seniors Festival

The NSW Seniors Festival was held from 25 March - 3 April 2022 and it is the largest annual festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year. If you are over 60, NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many of which are free or heavily discounted.

In 2022, City of Newcastle hosted the Comedy Gala and Mini Expo in Newcastle's iconic City Hall, and also undertook Seniors engagement activities at Jesmond Central and Wallsend Village shopping centres. These events were well supported and were only possible via the assistance of the services delivering supports to Seniors across Newcastle who also partipated in the days. Look out for the 2023 program to get involved.

Seniors Directory - Connecting with your Community


The City of Newcastle Seniors Directory 2022 provides a snapshot of information about activities, social clubs services for Seniors across Newcastle.

Newcastle community members will find the contacts for a variety of community groups to join, volunteer with or undertake the occasional activity.

There are many great opportunities for seniors to explore in our city. Whether you are interested in outdoor active adventures or more quiet indoor pursuits, there is something for everyone to consider.

Download Seniors Directory 2022 (PDF)

Visit My Community Directory Newcastle to find up to date community services information across our city. Enquires, email

Commonwealth Home Support Program

Commonwealth Home Support Program offers a variety of entry-level support services to benefit older people and carers to stay independent and live in their community longer.

Assessment and referral for domestic assistance and community care for people living in will be completed by My Aged Care. My Aged Care can be contacted at: 1800 200 422 or

Residents may be eligible for assistance with:

  • Domestic assistance (household chores)
  • Personal care
  • Centre-based day care
  • Meals and other food services
  • Respite care (short breaks)
  • Case management
  • Home maintenance and modification
  • Formal linen service
  • Nursing care (health and personal care)
  • Transport
  • Counselling/support, information
  • Advocacy (for clients and carers).

Seniors Centres

Senior Centre Address Capacity Air Con






153a Brunker Road

4952 7000

Main hall 140m2
Approximately 90 banquet
Yes Yes Domestic style




39 Beresford Avenue


Contact: 4974 2000

Main room 90m2
Approximately 50 banquet
Yes Yes Semi commercial
Mayfield 187-189 Maitland Road Mayfield (enter from Hanbury Street)
4962 6680

Main hall 150m2 Approximately 90 banquet

Small meeting room 12 people

Yes Yes Semi commercial

If you have any enquiries about activities or services for seniors in Newcastle, contact is on 02 4974 2863 or email community planning -