Annual NSW Seniors Festival

The NSW Seniors Festival was held from 13 - 24 April this year and 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. Stay tuned for more Newcastle Seniors Festival programs.

Seniors Directory - Get Involved in your Community

The City of Newcastle Seniors Directory provides information about facilities and activities for Seniors in the Newcastle and Hunter Community.

Newcastle community members will find the contacts for a variety of community groups to join, volunteer with or undertake the occasional activity. This year we focus on ways to experience Newcastle on two wheels, or event three! Our feature stories look at cycling opportunities, both assisted and independant.

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 the Seniors Directory 2020 (PDF 3.2MB)

If you would like a copy emailed to you or you would like more information about the Seniors Directory call (02) 4974 2860 or email community planning -

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


4966 3309

Contact: Marlene Hutchinson

Main room 90m2
Approximately 50 banquet
Yes Yes Semi commercial
Mayfield 187-189 Maitland Road Mayfield (enter from Hanbury Street)
4967 5371

Main hall 150m2 Approximately 90 banquet

Small meeting room 12 people

Yes Yes Semi commercial
Newcastle Laing Street, Newcastle
(underneath Mall carpark)
4926 2324
Managed by Mercy Services
Main hall 138m2
Approximately 90 banquet
No Yes Semi commercial

If you have any enquiries about activities or services for seniors in Newcastle, contact is on 02 4974 2860 or email community planning -