Our lifestyle is perfect for seniors. There are many choices when it comes to accommodation, socialising and support services.

Australia Day Awards

Northern Grampians Shire likes to celebrate the achievements of seniors in the Shire annually at the Stawell and St Arnaud Australia day awards ceremony. If you know an outstanding Senior in our community who should be recognised for their achievements, please contact Rosanne Baird on Ph: (03) 5358 8700.

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Annually Northern Grampians Shire invites seniors who have made or are making a valuable contribution to the community in a voluntary capacity to attend the Victorian of the Year Awards Government House reception. This is usually the first event to kick off Seniors Week in Victoria.

Seniors Week

NGSC Aged & Disability team support and are involved in Seniors Week each year with a Seniors Festival held in October.

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Elder Abuse in Ethnic Communities

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is on Wednesday 15 June 2016.  It is the main day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people, most often by their families.

Seniors Rights Victoria would like to encourage you to mark the day in some way please, utilising their new WEAAD 2016 Toolkit.

Your activity doesn’t have to be high-resource: the Toolkit contains lots of ideas, as well as marketing support and links to brandmarks, social media and web banners and merchandise such as posters, magnets, bookmarks and ribbons.

To find out more about WEAAD, and to register your event or activity, please go to

For further information and assistance to support people in planning their activities, please contact Caitlin Evans on 9655 2119 or at

Victorian Government Fact Sheets on elder abuse prevention in other languages are available from Seniors Online.

Senior Citizens' Clubs

Senior Citizens' Club Inc, St Arnaud

PO Box 212, St Arnaud
Ph: (03) 5495 1959
Contact: John Caddy (President)

Senior Citizens' Club, Stawell

PO Box 459, Stawell
Ph: 0448 573 388
Contact: Raie Gale (President)


Eventide Homes

111 Patrick Street, Stawell
Ph: (03) 5358 2027

Coates Hostel

Cnr Long & James Streets, St Arnaud
Ph: (03) 5477 3300

Nursing Homes

Macpherson Smith Residential Care (MSRC)

37 Sloane Street, Stawell
Ph: (03) 5358 8502

Kara Court Nursing Home

North Western Road, St Arnaud
Ph: (03) 5477 2134

Seniors Card  Save on travel, accommodation, hospitality, entertainment, leisure and further education. Please freecall on 1300 797 210.

Seniors Rights Helpline

Visit website or contact on 1300 368 821