Seniors Month

Seniors Month – August 2023

Seniors Month is held in August each year in the Northern Territory and provides a great opportunity to celebrate the positive aspects of ageing and the contribution that Territory Seniors make to their community. Seniors Month events encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity and connect to the community.

Key Dates for Grants and Event Registration

  • Wednesday 22 March – Seniors Month Grants open (visit to apply)*
  • Sunday 23 April  – Seniors Month Grants close
  • 29 May (in the week of) Minister’s Letters sent to successful applications
  • Monday 5 June Grant outcomes published (on Grants NT)
  • Thursday 15 June – Event registrations close for the print calendar
  • Events / service commencement 1 August  and completion 31 August 2023.

* Grants are administered by Territory Families. Dates may be subject to change.

Seniors Month (August) Calendar Registrations 2023

Event registrations for the print calendar

ONLINE Any event registration received via the online event form by Thursday 15 June 2023 will be included in the printed calendar. 
You can submit your activity to the online community calendar for August at any time thereafter, click here

VIA FORM If you wish  to register your event or activity n the printed Seniors Month 2023 calendar and are unable to use the online form, please download this SM23Event-Registration form and return to COTA NT in person or by email. Early submission is much appreciated.

Note: If space in the calendar is limited, preference is given to those events part-funded by Territory Families (NTG) via a Seniors Month grant. 

The objectives of Seniors Month are to:

  • Encourage older people to live healthy and active lifestyles all year round.
  • Demonstrate that older age can be a time of learning and adventure.
  • Celebrate older people and their continuing contribution to family, friends, workplaces and communities, and across generations.

COTA NT’s Seniors Month

As part of our work to support Seniors Month, we undertake the production and distribution of a printed and online Seniors Month calendar, as well as running a number ‘extra-curricular’ events in locations across the Northern Territory (see COTA NT’s calendar of events).

About Seniors Month Grants

Territory Families administers Seniors Month grants. 

Seniors month grants

Organisations and groups can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to help with running events and activities during Seniors Month in August. Grants are designed to help offset the cost of an event rather than cover the full cost. Funding is limited and not all applications may be successful. Even if you have previously been given a grant, you may not necessarily be given another.

For more information contact Territory Families on (08) 8999 3894 or email .

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