Sports Leisure and Recreation

Sports, leisure and recreation

Barefoot Bowls – Lawn Bowls

Telephone: 8981 3221
We welcome new and experienced bowlers of all ages who wish to have a go and have some fun whilst learning lawn bowls. Free coaching is provided. All bowls, mats and kittys provided.

Birch Carroll & Cayle Cinemas (BCC)

Telephone: 8945 7777
Email: or
Offer a wide range of movies for all kinds of audiences. From main stream block busters to art house films.

Cinebuzz for Seniors

Cinebuzz members over the age of 60 gain access to the following great benefits:
•    $9* standard tickets every day 
•    Morning Tea screenings 
•    Earn points towards free tickets 
•    Free** breakfast with eligible stays at Rydges Hotels & Resorts
•    Discount tours at Sydney State Theatre 

*Online booking fee applies. Surcharges apply for Vmax and 3D sessions. Not valid in Gold Class. Not valid after 5pm on Saturdays.  **Free breakfast is available when staying on any publicly displayed rate (max. 2 people) on bookings made direct with the hotel or online via or ^Based on the reward benefit for a standard admission.

Burnett House Sunday Afternoon Teas

Telephone: 8981 0165
Location: Burnett House, 4 Burnett Place, Larraykeyah
Old fashioned afternoons teas in a pleasant garden setting for $10 per person.

CMAX Cinemas – Palmerston

Telephone: 8931 2555
View movie times on the website (only closed Christmas Day). Discounted tickets for NT Seniors Cardholders ($9.50 to admit one); National Seniors Cardholders ($13.50 to admit one); Pensioner and Carer Concession Card (NT Government) Admint one concession price per card and NT Government issued Companion Card – one complimentary admission with companion.

Coconut Grove Seniors Hall – Darwin

Telephone: 8948 0705 / 8941 5213 / 8948 1878
First Sunday of the month – MOVIE at 2.00pm. Third Sunday of the month – BINGO at 2.00pm. Occasional excursions and community lunches several times a year.

Disabled Sports Association

Telephone: 8945 4800
Promote participation in sport for people with disabilities.

Family History Library – Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory

Telephone: 0412 018 015
Family history: the world’s most popular hobby, something for people of all ages, beginner to expert levels of knowledge and skills, meet people with similar interests and learn about our library resources which you can use to advance your research.

Grey Panthers

Telephone: 8941 1410
The Grey Panthers are a unique Northern Territory dance troupe for senior women and men over 60 years of age. They meet weekly on Fridays for their contemporary dance class and also perform regularly for special events, usually charitable.

Libraries in the Northern Territory

Museums, Galleries and Art Centres in the Northern Territory

Nightcliff Evergreens

Telephone: 8945 0088
Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month: 10am – 12pm. Activities include: guest speakers, entertainment, day trips, luncheons and morning teas, plus weekly sessions of craft (Mondays 10am) and canasta (Friday 1pm).

NT Ballroom Dancing Association

Telephone: 0427 745 051
Various events and workshops held throughout the year. Great opportunities to have fun, keep fit and dance to some lovely music. Contact via email for program of events.

Palmerston Senior Songsters

Telephone: 0403 470 779
A group of ‘oldies’ who enjoy singing. We visit the nursing homes around Darwin and Palmerston and palliative care each month and can be found at various functions at Palmerston Shopping Centre.

Parks and Reserves in the Northern Territory

Pensioners Workshop Association

Telephone: 8947 7098
The  Association provides a venue where pensioners and retirees, male and female, may meet socially.There is a workshop where members may undertake projects principally wood turning and joinery, picture framing, sewing and some metal work.

Scottish Country Dancing

Telephone: 8927 9203
Weekly sessions teaching and promoting Scottish Country dancing to all nationalities. Happy, friendly social dancing to splendid music, run by top internationally accredited teachers. 20% of each 12 week Beginners course in February and August for Senior Card holders.

Seniors Clubs and Organisations – see Seniors Clubs and Organisations page

Sports Facilities in the Northern Territory

Swimming Pools and Water Parks in the Northern Territory

Please check with your local council for details of where to find your nearest pool or safe water play area.

Tactile Arts

Telephone: 8981 6616
Tactile ARTS delivers contemporary craft workshops. Members enjoy discounts on workshops and purchases at our retail outlet, can participate in craft fairs and members’ exhibitions and are able to access studios and equipment. Seniors concession available on membership fees.

Top End Mustangs Line Dancing

Telephone: 0438 852 998
Top End Mustangs is a line dancing group where you can learn to dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Classes cater from beginner to intermediate level and more than 75% of members are seniors.

Tuesday Senior Citizens Group

Telephone: 8927 0767 / 8945 9065
Location: Casuarina Community Room, Casuarina Square, Darwin
Tuesday: 9.30am – 1.30pm Morning tea, bingo and raffle.

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