Free travel for se­niors

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

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.

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