Seniors Week

Each year during Queensland Seniors Week, Cairns Regional Council hosts events and activities to celebrate our community's young-at-heart.

2019 Positive Ageing Fair Program

Let’s look at ageing from all perspectives!

60+ stalls will showcase all there is in and around Cairns for senior residents to enjoy.

On the day there'll be - ‘Myth Busting’ workshops, ‘Hands-on’ workshops, musical performances, novelty races, and entertainment.

In honour of the novelty races there will be with fashions on the field prizes to be won, so dust off your fascinator and flap caps and get ready for a fun day.

This is a free event for seniors and carers. If you have tickets to attend the Fillies and Fellas Lunch or the Tea Time Treats please remember to bring your tickets with you on the day. No ticket, no entry.

Free tea, coffee and water will be available in the Cairns Regional Council Water Café where you can sit back and enjoy the live music or pat a puppy.

  • Parking attendants will be onsite to direct you.
  • We expect over 1000 guests all traveling by car or bus so please ensure you park where allocated so everyone can enjoy the day. Golf cart trips will be available for those needing a little extra help getting from the carpark to the venue.
  • Buses and groups are welcome. Please head to the back of house entrance to the left of the main gates for drop off and turn around points for buses.

2019 Sponsors

Major Sponsor


Infinite Care is residential aged care providers, with three existing facilities in Cairns and seven others across Queensland and South Australia.

Infinite Care’s facilities are spacious, modern and welcoming for families and the local community. With 24/7 clinical care and staff members who firmly believe it is privileged to work with the elderly, Infinite Care take an innovative approach to aged care by providing residents with modern and tailored care solutions to satisfy all aspects of their daily lives.

2019 Positive Ageing Fair

Celebrate Seniors Week on Friday 23 August by spending the day at the Positive Ageing Fair to be held at the Cannon Park Racetrack, Woree.

Stallholders will provide information and services relevant to ageing seniors. If you are interested in having a stall download the application form. Unconventional and creative ideas encouraged.

Let’s look at aging from all perspectives.

On the day there'll be Did you know workshops, hands-on workshops, musical performances, speeches, and entertainment.

If you are interested in delivering a workshop or speech please contact the event organiser on 07 4044 3261 or

Parts of the fair are ticketed (without cost) due to the capacity of the activity. Tickets, therefore, are available for both the lunch and the Tea Time musical theatre performances.

The venue offers friendly access for wheelchairs and walkers and there is ample free parking. Golf cart trips will be available for those needing a little extra help getting from the carpark to the venue. Buses and groups are welcome.

This is a free event for seniors and carers.

Tickets are now available through TicketLink

Tickets are limited to 4 per booking.

Group bookings are available for aged care facilities only. To make a booking for your group, please phone Ticketlink on 1300 855 835.

Become a Seniors Week sponsor!

By getting behind the Positive Ageing Fair, you will be directly contributing to the well being of our community and the liveability of our city.  Investing in this event will help you reach local target markets and showcase your products and services.

Download a sponsorship prospectus ( PDF, 7.55 MB ) or contact Sarah Campbell, Coordinator Event Delivery on 07 4044 3261 or

Please note

Busy events can be quite stressful for your animal. Please consider the wellbeing of your pet and other event attendees and please keep your pet at home during busy events.

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