A round-up of best free events for over 60s in July 2023

Jul 01, 2023
Here is a collection of the best free events for seniors all across Australia. Source: Getty

This July presents a wide selection of activities for seniors to participate in, with an enticing blend of artistic expressions, sporting triumphs, and community gatherings. 

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a garden fanatic, a cultural aficionado, or simply seeking unforgettable experiences, July is jam packed with something for everyone. 

To help you decide how you’ll fill your calendar, Starts at 60 has curated a guide to the best events happening in July, so you’ll have the perfect roadmap to plan your adventures, discover hidden gems, and make the most of the month ahead. 


Guided Native Bee Walk in the Botanic Gardens

Take a leisurely stroll through the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens and explore the fascinating world of native bees. This guided walk provides an exceptional opportunity to witness these incredible creatures up close and personal, observing their interactions with flowers and their delicate pollination techniques.

Learn about the integral role bees play in maintaining the ecological balance and sustaining the biodiversity of our natural surroundings and the importance of preserving and protecting our native bee populations.

This guided native bee walk offers an enriching experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for these small yet remarkable creatures.

Friends Nursery Sale

This one is for all those gardening enthusiasts and green thumbs out there. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Friends Nursery Sale at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Taking place on the first Friday of each month from 8 am to 11 am, this sale is a haven for plant lovers.

At the Friends Nursery Sale, you’ll discover a vast selection of regional native plants at wallet-friendly prices. Whether you’re in search of ground cover, tall trees, or anything in between, this sale has got you covered. 

Prices start at just $3 per tube, making it an affordable opportunity to enhance your garden with beautiful native flora.

New South Wales

Liverpool Seniors Wellbeing and Social Group

At the Liverpool Seniors Wellbeing and Social Club, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of activities designed to enhance your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Start your day with a rejuvenating yoga session or expand your culinary skills with cooking classes, where you’ll learn new recipes and techniques to impress your family and friends. After each session, participants are encouraged to join club members at Wonderwood Cafe for complimentary snacks and refreshments.

Seniors Bushwalk and Lunch – Yeramba Lagoon Loop Track

Embark on a scenic bushwalk through Yeramba Lagoon Loop Track, organised by Active Canterbury Bankstown and Active Seniors. Witness amazing sights along the way and conclude the walk with a delightful free lunch by the river. 

The trail offers a mix of rocky terrain and flat paths, suitable for all fitness levels. The walk starts at Fitzpatrick Park (Picnic Point), and tea, coffee, BBQ, salads, and bread rolls will be provided. 


Hard Quiz 


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Prepare yourself for the highly anticipated comeback of Australia’s beloved quiz show, Hard Quiz! Attend a FREE live recording of the show and witness contestants demonstrating their expertise on the most peculiar and obscure topics.

Hosted by the charismatic Tom Gleeson, this entertaining event guarantees an evening filled with fascinating stories and the remarkable knowledge of everyday experts. From quirky hobbies to extraordinary passions, Hard Quiz showcases the diverse interests and talents of its participants.

Upcycle in Style – Fix Your Knits and Woollens in Laverton

Learn the art of mending and embellishing your pre-loved woollen pieces in a fun and creative environment. This workshop, happening on Saturday, 1 July, from 10. 30 am to 12.30 pm at Laverton Community Hub, offers a range of techniques, including colour matching, darning, needle felting, and so much more! 

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced mender, this workshop will teach you valuable skills to repair and breathe new life into your woolly garments. 

Bring along your woollens in need of repair, as well as any fabric, thread, or embellishments you’d like to add.


Lauceston’s memory lane

Step back in time and embark on a nostalgic journey through Launceston’s Memory Lane, an enchanting exhibition that invites you to reminisce about your favourite city memories. 

Located in the historic Old Brisbane Arcade, this exhibition takes you on a delightful trip down memory lane, celebrating the last 50 years of this beloved city.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer to the city, this exhibition offers a chance to appreciate the milestones, traditions, and significant landmarks that have defined Launceston over the years.

Cycling Without Age

Experience the joy of cycling with Cycling Without Age, a unique initiative that takes people on bike rides in specially built trishaw bikes.

The best part? It’s absolutely free! With the oldest volunteer being 81 years old and the oldest passenger reaching an impressive 107 years, Cycling Without Age spreads joy and adventure to all ages across the country! 

Click on the state below for our operational chapters.

Australian Capital Territory

The centenarian portrait project 


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The Centenarian Portrait Project by Teenagers is an extraordinary art exhibition that showcases the incredible experiences, memories, and life histories of Australian senior citizens. 

This uplifting initiative brings together teenage artists with centenarians, creating a meaningful connection between generations and capturing the essence of a century of life. At the exhibition, you’ll witness the power of storytelling as each artwork uniquely portrays a moment from the centenarian’s life. 

Handmade Market Canberra – Low Sensory Shopping Hour

If you’re someone who loves handmade crafts and local goodies but finds the shopping experience too overwhelming, you may want to check out the Handmade Market’s low-sensory shopping hour.  

From 9 to 10 am every Sunday morning, the Handmade Market’s low sensory shopping hour offers a unique opportunity to explore the market with ease and comfort. Entry is free, but reserving a ticket for the low sensory shopping hour is recommended due to limited availability.

Western Australia

Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe at Wanneroo Library

Forget-me-not Memory Cafe offers a welcoming space where carers and their partners can come together in a social atmosphere, free from fear of embarrassment, misunderstandings, or judgment.

If dementia or memory loss has impacted you or someone you care about, the Forget-me-not Memory Cafe offers a nurturing and secure environment filled with laughter, heartfelt reminiscing, and the comfort of fine cups of tea.

South Australia

Friday Flicks- Classic Movies at the Library this Winter

Step into a world of nostalgia and cinematic delight this winter as the Coventry library in Stirling presents a captivating series of classic movie screenings. This July 28, the library will be next showing the beloved romantic comedy House Boat.

Audiences can enjoy the heartwarming journey of widower Tom Winters (Cary Grant) who embraces an unconventional living arrangement on a houseboat and finds unexpected love with Cinzia Zaccardi (Sophia Loren), a spirited young woman with her own secrets and dreams.

Coventry library’s Friday flicks are a wonderful escape from the winter chill, offering a chance to cosy up and lose yourself in the enchantment of the silver screen.

Another great free event is our very own Starts at 60 Meet Ups!

Hosted by volunteers from the Starts at 60 community, Starts at 60 Meet Ups takes place once a month across the country where attendees catch up over coffee or lunch, and most importantly good company. Most events are held at the same location on the same day of each month so you can get to know a group near you and build friendships in your own community.

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