WA Seniors Week

WA Seniors Week 2023 runs from 12-19 November 2023, and recognises the important role that seniors play in our community and celebrates the contributions of older Western Australians.
Last updated:

WA Seniors Week is an annual event that encourages people of all ages to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of older people to the Western Australian community. WA Seniors Week is also a celebration of seniors’ active participation in community life.

During Seniors Week 2023, the Department of Communities encourages all Western Australians to get involved in celebrating the priceless contributions of older people. These contributions, large and small, are enriching communities and lives throughout Western Australia.

Seniors Week activities

Seniors Week activities are listed on Communities Seniors Week events page.  

Check out our events page

Seniors Week activities are also available on the Council of the Ageing (COTA) WA’s website.

Register your event

To register your WA Seniors Week 2023 event, please click on the "Register your Seniors Week event" button below.

Register your Seniors Week event

WA Seniors Week - Resources

Download WA Seniors Week 2023 Resources

Have a Go Day

Have a Go Day is a free activities and information day aimed at creating awareness around the importance of seniors leading active lives. In 2023, Have a Go Day will be held on Wednesday 15 November.

Seniors Week Awards

The WA Seniors Awards acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of exceptional seniors and people supporting older Western Australians. 

Recipients for each category were announced on 14 November 2023.  

The names and biographies of the 2023 WA Seniors Awards winners and finalists are located on the WA Seniors Awards page.

Seniors Week Grants Program

The recipients of the Seniors Week Grants for 2023 have been announced by the Minister for Seniors and Ageing, Hon Don Punch. 

More than 70 community organisations and local governments will share in grants totalling $80, 000 to run events during Seniors Week. 

Grants of up to $3000 per event will be used to encourage participation in community events in metropolitan, regional and remote areas. 

The Seniors Week Community Grants Program is coordinated by the Council on the Ageing (WA) in partnership with the Department of Communities and Lotterywest.

View the full list of recipients

General information and support services for seniors

Communities plays a leading role in helping ensure that older Western Australians are safe, respected and valued in the community. This includes the funding of support services, grants programs and initiatives across the seniors and ageing portfolio. Some useful information and support services for seniors is listed below.

  • The WA Seniors Card program enables seniors to connect to active ageing, health, entertainment and financial benefits. Go to the WA Seniors Card website or phone 1800 671 233.
  • COTA WA is the Vulnerable Seniors Peak Body in Western Australia. COTA WA’s At Home Guide supports older Western Australians to live well. Developed in partnership with Communities, the guide is designed as an ongoing companion for seniors at home.
  • Communities is working to reduce elder abuse in Western Australia through the implementation of our elder abuse strategy and providing support services and resources designed to support older Western Australians. If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, or has a question about elder abuse, please call the WA Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 724 679 for a confidential discussion. The helpline is funded by Communities and operated by Advocare.
  • The WA Seniors Strategy - "An Age-Friendly WA: State Seniors Strategy" is a 10-year whole-of-government strategy developed by the Department of Communities to support older Western Australians to live their best life as they age. Find out more about The Strategy.