Seniors in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council released the Seniors' Strategy in August 2012. The Strategy recognises the important contribution seniors make to the city and focuses on what Council can do to support the participation of seniors in our community.

Find information about Council activities and events, transport timetables and fare concessions as well as disability parking. Council offers remissions, grants and awards, immunisation and special waste collection services.

Also find links to key sources of information by community organisations, Queensland Government and Australian Government.

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Council activities and events

Council offers a wide variety of activities and events for seniors in Brisbane, including programs like Growing Old and Living Dangerously (GOLD) and Active Parks. The 50 Plus Centre offers low cost activities at City Hall such as art classes, dancing, tai chi and more.
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Pensioner concessions and remissions

You may be eligible for a pensioner remission on your rates, or a concession on your dog or cat registration. Find out more.
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Free immunisation

Council offers free immunisation clinics for seniors. Also find out about CPR Awareness classes at Council libraries (all ages).

In-home bin collection service

Council can arrange for an in-home bin collection service if you are infirmed, have a physical or sensory disability, or no able-bodied person lives at your address.
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Retirement and aged care

Read about Council's 2008 taskforce into retirement and aged care. Key issues were planning and development, housing and services for older people in Brisbane.

Good Neighbour Cleanup scheme

The Good Neighbour Cleanup scheme provides eligible residents with collection of general waste items too large for the refuse bin.
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Transport and parking

Find information on public transport timetables and tickets. Read about the Council Cab service and find out how to get a disability parking permit.

Grants and awards

Council offers a number of grants and awards, including the Seniors Celebration Donation, which helps senior citizens groups to cover the cost of activities like social outings and Christmas parties.