As a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities since 2012, we are committed to ensuring all our residents have an opportunity to participate in healthy ageing. We recognise and celebrate the integral role that older adults play in the community and will continue to foster participation in community life.

Through this toolkit we hope to encourage you to plan and deliver community events which provide opportunities for participation, volunteering and encourage involvement for all ages. Community events can provide important social and cultural connection, and economic development opportunities across the municipality. Most importantly, community events provide opportunities to share and learn about different cultures and traditions and celebrate the wonderful contributions that older adults bring to our vibrant community.

This Event Toolkit aims to support Seniors Clubs and Groups to run successful, safe and engaging events for their members and the wider community. It provides practical advice, tips and resources to assist with organising community events in the City of Boroondara.


If you require assistance in accessing the information in other languages and wish to contact us via an interpreter, call our free interpreter service on (03) 9278 4002.

Accessible Versions

Printed, accessible copies of this online toolkit can be provided on request. A hard copy work book version of the toolkit can also be requested which provides a quick start guide to event planning including the event plan template. To request a copy, please contact the Policy and Projects team in our Active Ageing department on (03) 9278 4777.


We would like to thank the Victorian Government for their contribution to this project through the Senior Participation Grant fund, and the following Senior Clubs who helped design and develop the toolkit:

  • Circolo Pensionati Italiani Kew Hawthorn Camberwell Inc
  • Vietnamese Senior Cultural Association Inc
  • Greek Senior Citizens Club North Balwyn & Districts
  • Kew Home of Chinese.

We would also like to acknowledge the Brotherhood of St Lawrence for their contribution to this resource.

We wish you all the best in your event planning, and thank you for making Boroondara the vibrant community that it is!

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