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Programs and activities for seniors

There are a wide variety of activities and events on offer for seniors on the Gold Coast. Find out more below.

Active and Healthy seniors

The City's Active & Healthy program includes activities specifically for people aged 50 years and over, such as our Active ageing activities. For more information phone 07 5581 7256.

Swimming pools

The City operates eight aquatic centres.

Each centre offers a range of activities, including learn to swim classes for adults and hydrotherapy pools at Palm Beach and Southport. Concessions are available for eligible seniors. To find out more visit our Aquatic centres page.

Community centres

Community centres offer a range of social, cultural, recreational and educational activities. Find out what’s on at your local community centre.


City libraries offer a range of activities, programs and events for seniors. To find activities near you, visit the online events calendar and use the search function to select an ‘age group’ and ‘location’ of your choice.

City libraries also has a range of assistive and adaptive equipment and a special needs collection, which can assist with the development and rehabilitation of people with medical conditions, injury or disability. For more information phone the Nerang Branch library on 07 5581 7180.

Community gardens

Community gardens are a great way for residents without their own garden, or those who want to be part of a community gardening project to get out and use their green thumb. Visit the Community gardens page to find your nearest garden.

Beaches to bushland volunteer restoration program

By volunteering in a bush or land care group you can help protect, maintain and enhance our natural areas and make a difference to the environment. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and learn new skills that can be applied in your own backyard. For more information visit our Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program page or phone 07 5581 1537.

Internet and computer lessons

Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. They have online learning resources as well as a network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. Find a local place for friendly help and advice, or join the Network to help others.

Find out more or phone 1300 795 897.

Seniors on the net

Seniors on the net is a community organisation for seniors (over 50) who are interested in improving their knowledge and skills in using computers and the Internet (there is a small fee charged for lessons).

Find out more or phone 07 5591 5766.

Events calendar

Visit our Events calendar to find details of many free and low cost events around the city for which the elderly and all ages may be welcome. You can also narrow your results to those designed for seniors by entering "seniors" in the search bar at the top of this page.

Gold Coast Community Directory

The Gold Coast Community Directory includes community information and counselling services, seniors’ services, disability services, health services, sports and community clubs, and interest groups on offer across the city.

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