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. Nominations open from 2 June – 2 August 2019. Click here to nominate.

5th Annual Duckpond Dash

Registration from 8:30am with the official proceedings commencing at 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 complimentary Devonshire Tea. All welcome – you can walk, waddle (!), dash or skip your way around the duckponds. Click here to register.  

Cost: Gold coin donation

Grey Nomad Knockout 60-69 yrs
Baby Boomer Bolt 70-79 yrs
Old & Bold 80+ yrs
Hotwheel Derby
Club Classic - 4 person relay
Intergenerational Relay - 4 person relay with 1 Senior

A prize will also be awarded to the Best Dressed Duck!

Annual Seniors Concert and Morning Tea

Doors open from 10am for musical entertainment with the official program commencing at 10.30am-11:30am on Tuesday 20 August. The event will include delicious morning tea, further entertainment and the announcement of the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards. Gold coin donation entry with all proceeds going to the Gympie Community Bus. Bookings are essential and close Tuesday 13 August. Click here to book.

Gympie Regional Libraries

You are never too old to learn something new. Join us at Gympie Regional Libraries as we take a look at memoir writing, chat with Australian romance writer Maya Linnell, learn how to share photos online, explore your family history and how to turn your trash into treasure with eBay and Gumtree.

Please click here for more details. 

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