Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is celebrating 40 years with live, local and online events. This year’s theme — ‘Takin’ it easy’ recognises we are all easing our way back into social life.

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Bring it Home musical party

Thursday 13 October, 2022, 1pm–3pm
St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda

The Victorian Seniors Festival invites you to Bring it Home, a 70-minute musical party celebrating older people and older artists, as part of the 2022 Victorian Seniors Festival in October.

You can get involved in the party 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.

Free event. Bookings required.

Booking your ticket for Bring It Home

You can call 0421 853 266, or email

Use the code GLEN EIRA when making your booking.

This event is presented in partnership with Bayside City Council, City of Stonnington, Victorian Seniors Festival, and City of Port Phillip.

Glen Eira Libraries events

Downloading and using apps safely

Wednesday 5 October, 10.30am–12pm
Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Training Room

Learn how to search and download apps and create folders to manage them on your phone.

Free event and bookings essential.

Contact 9524 3700 or email


Watch out for those email scams

Monday 10 October 10.30am–12pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Caulfield Cup Room

Cyber theft and online scams are on the rise. In this session, learn how to identify scams, respond to certain situations, what to do if you think you have been scammed, and tips on how to protect yourself and your information online.

Free event and bookings essential.

Contact 9524 3700 or email

person on a laptop

Introduction to Social Media

Wednesday 19 October 10.30am–12pm
Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Training Room

Whether you have just joined social media or need a bit more information, this session will introduce different types of social media tools and what they offer.

Free event and bookings essential.

Contact 9524 3700 or email

Phone with social media apps

“If you have a winning form, stick with it”: History of Melbourne Racewear

Thursday 20 October 7pm–8pm
Online event

Long before Fashions on the Field was introduced in 1962, Melbournians were dressing mostly elegantly, sometimes colourfully, and occasionally wackily for these the races.

Join fashion historian Nicole Jenkins for an illustrated look at the impact of weather, fashion changes, and London models on our local culture.

Contact 9524 3700 or email

Visit Glen Eira’s community gardens

Caulfield South Community House Garden

Monday 3 October 10.30am–12pm
Monday 10 October 10.30am–12pm
Rear of Caulfield South Community House, 450 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South

Drop in for an informal garden tour and get your hands dirty with a simple propagation exercise. The garden co-ordinator and volunteers will be there to answer questions. The Garden Café will be open with Devonshire tea for $5.

Caulfield South Community House Garden

Carnegie Laneway Garden and Gallery — Laz’s Lane and Rita’s Way

Thursday 6 October, 10.30am–12.30pm
Koornang Road, Carnegie, at the school pedestrian crossing
Enter laneways oneither side of Koornang Road

Meet volunteers in Laz’s Lane and discover the gardens, art walking trail and swapboxes
created and cared for by the local community. Take your photo in the butterfly and angel wings.

Laz’s Lane

Murrumbeena Community Garden

Thursday 6 October, 1pm–3pm
Rear of Murrumbeena Uniting Church, 117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena

Come meet the community gardeners and enjoy an informal tour of the garden. Take a look around, have a chat and participate in a simple gardening activity to take home.

Murrumbeena Community Garden

East Bentleigh Village Garden

Garden Gathering: Saturday 15 October, 10am–2pm
Plant Sale: Saturday 22 October, 8.30am–12.30pm
Rear of Moorleigh Community Village, 90–92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East

Drop in at one of the garden’s regular Community Garden Gatherings on the first and third Saturday of each month for a combined working bee and Open Day. Plant sales are usually held on the fourth Saturday of the month.

East Bentleigh Village Garden

History happenings

Lighting the Past

Thursday 6 October, 2pm–3pm
Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Council’s History and Heritage department presents Lighting the Past: historical images of shopfronts and streets of Glen Eira, accompanied by live music from a local performer.

Afternoon tea provided, bookings required.

Rippon Lea Estate Afternoon Tea

Tuesday 18 October, from 1pm, followed by afternoon tea
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick

Enjoy afternoon tea at Rippon Lea Estate during the Seniors Festival with a selfguided tour.

Free, bookings required

Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre and Caulfield Recreation Centre events

Glen Eira Leisure is hosting a range of free activities for seniors.

Activate Group Fitness classes are designed for older adults. They help improve fitness, strength, mobility and balance. Plus they're a great way to get to know like-minded people.

Sessions include Activate Lite - Fit Active, Zumba Gold, Activate Lite - Strength, Activate Strength, Tai Chi and Aqua Fitness.

GESAC Open Day

Monday 10 October, 10am–12pm
GESAC, 200 East Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East

Enjoy a guided tour of our facilities, try your hand at Pickleball (the world's fastest growing sport!) and top off your morning with delicious quiches and cakes from our very own Eten Cafe. 

Free, bookings required.


Life stage planning information sessions

Presented by Office of the Public Advocate


Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment

Wednesday 12 October, 10am–11am, Glen Eira Town Hall — Theatrette

Bookings required. 

Guardianship and Administration

Tuesday 25 October, 10am–11am

Online event. Bookings required.

For further information email or call 9524 3333.

Festival events delivered across Victoria will be updated on the Victorian Festival Online Calendar of Events at

Free public transport for Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card Holders

Seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card holders can enjoy eight days of free public transport throughout Victoria from 2 to 9 October 2022.

Free travel will be available across all metropolitan services, V/Line train and coach services, and selected regional bus services outside of the myki-enabled area.