Seniors and positive ageing
  • Last updated:
  • 25 Jun 2020

Positive ageing is the ability to:

  • maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • enjoy quality social connections and
  • feel welcomed in the community.

It is also about:

  • feeling empowered and valued as a community member
  • participating in the workforce if desired and
  • having access to information and services.

Older people play a vital role in the region's communities. Council recognises and respects the significant contribution older people make to the region.

Seniors Week 2020

In Queensland, Seniors Week 2020 will be celebrated on 15-23 August 2020.

Seniors Week celebrates the diversity of older people in Queensland and promotes positive ageing to the broader community. 

For the first time in its 60-year history, Queensland's annual celebration of senior is going virtual. This will enable people to celebrate in a safe way and access events and activities they may not have previously been able to. 

For more information and to host an event, visit -

Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041

The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 provides a long-term framework for how council and our community will work together to advance our shared goal of a strong community through to 2041. The Strategy represents the needs and aspirations of the whole community, including a continued focus on the older population in our region. The Strategy outlines council's commitment to the positive ageing of our community.

Healthy Sunshine Coast

Healthy Sunshine Coast is council's health and well being program which offers free and low cost community activities held across the region. Enjoy activities specially tailored for over 55's with a range of low impact classes, see Active Seniors. Find a variety of other ways to improve or maintain your fitness by checking out other programmed activities. Visit Choose to Move 2020.

Rebates and concessions

Council offers a rates remission if you hold one of the following:

  • current Queensland Centrelink concession card
  • Veteran Affairs Gold card.

Dog and cat registration

You are entitled to free dog and cat registration if:

  • the animal is desexed
  • the animal is microchipped
  • you hold a current Queensland Pensioner Concession Card, or
  • you hold a Veteran Affairs Gold card.

Council Link

Council Link helps with affordable transport services for:

  • people with disabilities
  • their carers
  • minors under the care of eligible people and
  • people over the age of 60.

It improves wellbeing and social interactions. It also helps to enjoy a convenient shopping experience.

Council Link is a service provided by council in partnership with ComLink. It is funded by the Public Transport Levy.

Sunshine Coast mobility maps

A series of mobility maps that create a more accessible and inclusive community for all launched on 22 August 2018 by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the State Government during celebrations for Queensland Seniors Week. The mobility maps cover five locations:

 The maps provide a range of information including the following:

• gradient of pathways
• crossing points
• key services such as libraries, shopping areas and the post office.

This is important for the Sunshine Coast community as we have a higher proportion of people aged over 60 and older. Visitors to our region will also benefit from a more inclusive and accessible tourism destination for people of all ages and abilities.

Printed maps are available in hard copy at local Community and Neighbourhood Centres and Visitor Information Centres.

For more information about the Mobility Maps please contact council or email

Healthy Ageing Partnership

Council is proud to be a member of the Healthy Ageing Partnership. A Sunshine Coast collaborative it brings together information about healthy ageing, as well as activities involving the ageing community.

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For more information, contact council's Community Development officer on (07) 5441 8261 or email