Seniors Week: 17-25 August 2019

From coast to country, seniors make a huge contribution to the Gympie region. Through employment, caring, volunteering, grand parenting, cultural and sporting pursuits, preserving our history and guiding our future, seniors are vital to our community. Council celebrates these contributions during Seniors Week through a range of activities and events. 

Senior Citizen of the Year Awards 

This awards ceremony recognises a male and female, aged 60 and over who have made a significant contribution in the past year to our community. Please check this page in July when nominations open. 

5th Annual Duckpond Dash

9.00am – 11.30am, Sunday 18 August 2019 at the Duckponds, Lake Alford, Gympie

Take on friends and family in this all abilities novelty walk for seniors! Games, entertainment and refreshments on offer. Please check this page in July for details on how to register as an individual or group.

Annual Seniors Concert and Morning Tea

10.30am – 12:30pm, Tuesday 20 August 2019 at the Civic Centre

Seniors are invited to enjoy a program of entertainment, morning tea and announcement of the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards. 

Gympie Regional Libraries

Our libraries host a range of workshops and activities for older people to share and learn about new experiences and opportunities to connect with their community.

Please click here for more details.  Special activities are hosted during Seniors Week.

Are you hosting a Seniors Week event?

  • Is your organisation planning to host a Seniors Week event? Please get in touch with our Community Partnerships Team to find out how Council can assist with promoting your event on 5481 0779 or
  • COTA coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities. The program provides $100,000 to subsidise events and activities held during Queensland Seniors Week. Click here for more information on how COTA can support your event. 

Further information

Phone Council’s Community Partnerships Team on 1300 307 800.

For more information about Seniors Week, visit

For general information about support and services for older Queenslanders, visit