Free travel for seniors
Victorian Seniors Card holders are encouraged to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from Sunday to October 14 as part of the 36th Victorian Seniors Festival.
There will be free public transport available, helping people attend as many of the festival activities as possible.
The free travel applies to Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses and regional V/Line trains, coaches and buses.
Seniors need to carry their seniors myki and Victorian Seniors Card, touching on and off as usual, but will not be charged.
The festival provides opportunities for seniors and their families to take part in new activities, with more than 140 000 older Victorians expected to take part in more than 2500 events across the state.
The theme for this year is Get Social, with seniors encouraged to take part in fun-filled activities such as learning how to take better photos, making the perfect brew, trying the ukulele and having antiques appraised at an antique roadshow.
In regional and rural Victoria, seniors can watch a classic Aussie film outdoors at the Quambatook silo cinema, take in some armchair travel in Echuca and descend 61 m underground at Central Deborah gold mine. seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival
A stitch in time: Makayla Hughes, Indianna Ashcroft and Darci Bennett learning to sew. For information about events and activities, visit: or phone 1300 797 210 to have a program sent to you.
Prickly topic: The students enjoyed a visit to Strathmerton’s Cactus Country and are pictured here with manager John Hall.