Be connected

Whether it's an exercise group or choir, computer class or discussion group, our older adult services and programs are tailored to help you keep enjoying a healthy, active and involved lifestyle, right into retirement and beyond.

In addition to the programs offered by the City of Sydney in our community centres, there are a range of other activities on offer from other providers.  

For all older adult programs and services held in the city, visit the older adults page on our What’s On website.

Podiatry service

The City offers access to a podiatry clinic at the Ron Williams Centre in Redfern. The service takes place every Friday from 8.30am to 2pm. You may be eligible for transport to and from the clinic. Contact our team for more information.

Computer classes

A variety of computer classes are held at the city libraries. Some are held in a range of community languages. Classes include Computer Basics, Internet Basics as well as Facebook and Email Basics. Look for a course online.

You can also take online computer courses from home. 

For our less-active seniors, we also offer a range of support services such as mealstransport and a home library service to help you continue living comfortably and independently at home.

Read more about home support

Contacts

The pages in this section provide details about our services and programs, but if you need further information or would like to make an enquiry on behalf of a family member or friend, please contact:

Marisol Franken
Administration Coordinator
02 9246 7868

City of Sydney receives Commonwealth Government funding to provide programs and services for older adults, aged 65 and over.

Our changing population

By 2018 the number of older people in the local area is expected to grow by around one-third, increasing from fewer than 22,000 people in 2008 to just over 29,000 people. Following a review of our services to take into account this expected growth, it was found the best approach is to move from providing centre-based to program-based services.

Our report, 'The Next Generation – Blueprint for Aged Services and Facilities 2008-2018', has 4 key goals.

  • Encourage healthy ageing by addressing the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of older people.
  • Provide ongoing, adequate and appropriate support services for the frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers.
  • Provide adequate and accessible transport options.
  • Build partnerships with other agencies to develop new community programs for older people.

For more detailed information about our review and its recommendations, you can download a copy of the report below.

Contacts

For further information about the report, please contact:

Anna Rigg
Manager, Social Policy
02 9288 5812

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  • What’s on
  • Chair yoga in Alexandria
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

    The class combines yoga whilst sitting on a chair with guided meditation.

    The teacher is highly experienced and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

    The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Fridays, 1pm to 2pm

    Friday 2 February to Friday 21 December 2018


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Acting classes at Millers Point
    Friday 15 June 2018
  • Join us for drop-in acting classes in Millers Point.

    Our tutor, Suzi Dougherty, is a professional actor/voice artist with over 20 years experience in the industry. She is a founding member of The Bell Shakespeare Company. She has played Cheryl Braxton on Home and Away for over 5 years and is soon to appear in Foxtel’s new series, Fighting Season.

    Suzi will run a class that will include a voice warm-up and include text work. The class will develop many skills like communication, relationship building and memory. Working on well-written texts allows the participants to use their life experiences in a positive way and share their unique experiences with each other.

    By getting up and moving around when working on scenes, it also becomes a stimulating way of being active. The class will be specifically designed with older students in mind, so all levels of physical, mental and vocal capabilities are addressed. The benefits of being involved in acting classes include better health and increased social connection.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Fridays, 1pm to 3pm

    Friday 4 May to Friday 22 June 2018

    Friday 13 July 2018 from 1pm to 3pm


    Each class: $5
  • Chair yoga at Ultimo Community Centre
    Friday 22 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Free chair yoga classes at Ultimo Community Centre.

    Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

    The class combines yoga whilst sitting on a chair with guided meditation.

    The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 19 January to Friday 21 December 2018


    Free
  • Table Tennis at Millers Point
    Friday 22 June 2018
  • The Harry Jensen Community Centre runs 2 sessions of table tennis a week.

    Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm.
    Fridays between 10.30am and 12.30 pm.

    Make friends and get active. Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.

    The table is also free to use at other times. This needs to be booked.
    Bring your friends in and have a game.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm
    Fridays, 10.30am to 12.30pm

    Friday 27 April to Friday 21 December 2018


    Free
  • Indoor tai chi in Redfern
    Friday 22 June 2018
  • Tai chi may improve circulation, balance and posture, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce stress.

    This free tai chi session is delivered in Mandarin in a fun and friendly environment. The class is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Please wear loose clothing and flat footwear.

    The program is run by volunteers and subject to last minute changes. Please contact the centre at 9288 5601 for updated information.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Fridays, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Friday 5 January to Friday 21 December 2018

    Except public holidays


    Free
  • Fitness class in Woolloomooloo
    Friday 22 June 2018
  • Suitable for all ages: older adults, post-natal mothers or those returning from injuries and illness.

    This class combines light resistance training, floor work and aerobic moves.

    Focus is on strengthening the core, improving the cardiovascular system and increasing functionality for every day movement.

    Juanita Nielsen Community Centre
    Fridays, 9.30am to 10.15am

    Friday 20 October 2017 to Friday 28 December 2018


    Casual: 4.60 (Conc) - $11 (Stand)
    Membership (Conc): 1 Month $18, 3 Month $53 or 6 Month $90
    Membership (Stand): 1 Month $76.50, 3 Month $178 or 6 Month $310
    10 Visit Pass (valid for 1 year): 39 (Conc) - $102 (Stand)
  • Computer, tablet and mobile phone tech support
    Friday 22 June 2018
  • Are you going mad with your digital device? Come and get help from someone who knows.

    David is a highly experienced IT expert who will sit down with you and nut out your IT problems.

    Stop fuming and come and get help.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 12pm

    Monday 29 January to Friday 21 December 2018


    Free
  • Podiatry clinic
    Friday 22 June 2018
  • At Ron Williams Centre’s podiatry clinic, we provide the following services:

    • General foot care, including corns, callous, ingrowing nails and thickening nails.
    • Diabetic foot health checks.
    • Advice regarding infections or wound healing.
    • Footwear assessment and advice, such as minor in-shoe modifications.

    Please be advised that we do NOT provide the following services:

    • Nail surgery.
    • Long term wound management.
    • Biomechanical assessment.
    • Treatment of biomechanical related injuries and problems.
    • Orthotics.

    Requirements:

    • Over 55 years old.
    • Live within our local area.

    Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) referrals are welcome, and can receive up to 5 free sessions every year.

    Free community transport can be provided for people in need upon request.

    Bookings are essential.

    This event is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Fridays, 8.30am to 1.30pm

    Friday 12 January to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except public holidays


    Podiatry: $14
    EPC/CDM client: Free
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS. The workshops are designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for 1 or more of the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers – 4 June
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet part 1 – 18 June
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2 – 25 June
    We’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze and seek out video and music add-ons. You’ll leave knowing how to keep yourself safe online and tips for the best sites.

    Introduction to email – 2 July
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1 – 9 July
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2 – 16 July
    Following on from part 1, find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media – 23 July
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 11am to 1pm

    Monday 4 June to Monday 23 July 2018

    Except public holidays


    Free
  • Spanish Seniors Group
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Join our joyful Spanish speaking group and meet new friends!
    Why stay at home if you can a have a great time speaking in your own language?

    ¡Únete a nuestro grupo de habla hispana y conoce nuevos amigos!
    Por qué quedarte en casa, si puedes pasar un rato divertido hablando en tu idioma?
    ¡Te esperamos todos los lunes!

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Mondays, 10am to 2pm

    Monday 23 April to Monday 17 December 2018


    Free
  • Dances from around the world
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Through these dances you will learn traditions and cultures of other nations, working on creativeness, coordination and rhythm, dances that can be performed easily.

    Teresa Garrido is a talented teacher.

    Come, get fit and make friends at the Harry Jensen Community Centre.

    Abraham Mott Hall
    Mondays, 1.30pm to 1.30pm

    Monday 30 April to Monday 17 December 2018


    Free
  • African drumming workshop
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now

    African drumming is something every person should discover in life!

    Imagine being part of a dynamic, tribal and rhythmical drumming experience that makes your heart pump with excitement. Well that’s what learning African drumming as a group feels like.

    As part of our vision to enrich people’s lives with music, we’ve put together a 4 week short course for beginner adults. The course is designed to show people the popular and fundamental rhythms and hitting techniques that makes African drumming so much fun.

    Some of the greatest reasons people should take up learning African drumming includes:

    • enhances co-ordination and creativity
    • improves mental awareness and clarity
    • improves non-verbal communication
    • lowers stress and improves motor skills
    • it’s therapeutic, easy to learn and gives you great energy.

    Playing drums gives you an instant hit of happiness and an opportunity to stop worrying!

    “It was fun, friendly, informative and made me smile!” – Calli, workshop attendee.


    Mondays, 7.45pm to 9pm

    Monday 18 June to Monday 9 July 2018


    Adult: $110.00
  • Bingo in Redfern
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Do you like playing bingo games?

    Do you enjoy making new friends?

    If your answers are yes, please come join us at Ron Williams Centre on Monday afternoon for some bingo fun with the local members!

    There are friends to make, great prizes to win and tea and biscuits to enjoy. What are you still waiting for?

    Free community transport can be provided upon request for people in need.

    This activity is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Mondays, 12.45pm to 3pm

    Monday 5 February to Monday 10 December 2018

    Except public holidays


    Ticket: $2
  • Zumba Gold at Millers Point
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Perfect for everybody and every body! This class uses the same zesty music and hot dance moves as the original Zumba classes at a lower-intensity and slower pace. Perfect for the active older adult or those just beginning their health and fitness journey .

    How it works:
    The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.

    Benefits:
    Class focuses on all elements of fitness – cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

    Come along, join your friends, make new ones and improve your health and happiness with Zumba Gold!

    Abraham Mott Hall
    Mondays, 10.15am to 11am

    Monday 12 February to Monday 17 December 2018


    Free
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for 1 or more of the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers – 4 June
    Introduction to internet part 1 – 18 June
    Introduction to internet part 2 – 25 June
    Introduction to email – 2 July
    Online shopping and banking part 1 – 9 July
    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2 – 16 July
    Introduction to social media – 23 July
    Introduction to iPads – 30 July

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for up to 10 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 9am to 6pm

    Monday 4 June to Monday 30 July 2018

    Except public holidays


    Free
  • Guitar lessons in Millers Point
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book in for a private guitar lesson for absolute beginners run by our volunteer tutor Tony– no guitar knowledge is necessary. The half hour sessions run from midday until 2.30pm and you must bring your own guitar.

    At 2.30pm Tony will run a group session for more advanced students. The classes are small and are taught in a relaxed and informal way. Tony spends time with each individual, guiding and assisting their progress.

    Contact the Harry Jensen Centre to book.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Mondays, 12pm to 3.30pm

    Monday 8 January to Monday 17 December 2018


    Free
  • Chair yoga and meditation
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

    The class consits of breathing techniques, guided meditation and seated yoga poses.

    The teacher is highly experienced and qualified and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

    All poses are carried out while seated in the chair. The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

    The City of Sydney welcomes you to experience the programs and activities available for International Day of People with Disability.

    We’re committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Mondays, 11.15am to 12pm

    Monday 8 January to Monday 17 December 2018


    Free
  • Free tai chi at Potts Point
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Free tai chi classes to suit all age groups.

    Join others in a friendly and accepting environment with regular beginner classes.

    Health benefits include improved circulation, balance and posture, increased strength and flexibility, and reduced stress.

    Everyone welcome.

    Wear loose clothing and flat footwear.

    Reginald Murphy Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 7.15pm

    Tuesday 15 August 2017 to Tuesday 31 July 2018


    Free
  • Chinese square dancing
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Learn Chinese square or plaza dancing in a fun and informal setting, led by experienced volunteers.

    It’s a great way to keep fit, make new friends and gain more confidence in dancing. You will learn some basic dance routines and eventually perform full length dances to various pop songs.

    Come join us and have fun losing yourself in the music as you start dancing.

    This activity is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    As the classes are held by volunteers, they are subject to changes. Please call the centre at 9288 5601 for updated information.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Tuesday 2 January to Tuesday 18 December 2018


    Free
  • Older adults circuit class
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • This is a low impact circuit class aimed at older adults. It is suitable for all exercise levels and is very good for beginners.

    Light weight and body weight exercises along with mats and balls are used to challenge participants to improve their health.

    Pyrmont Community Centre
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 3pm

    Tuesday 5 December 2017 to Thursday 29 November 2018


    Adult: $4.00
  • Gentle exercise in Alexandria
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

    The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

    The class is relaxed and friendly. We welcome newcomers.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm
    Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am

    Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 20 December 2018


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Will service at Millers Point
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Your will states who you want to leave your property and possessions to when you die. A properly prepared will is the best way of letting people know how you would like your estate to be distributed.

    Book an appointment at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers Point to work with a local solicitor to prepare or update a valid, legal will.

    This service is free for those receiving a benefit.

    Bookings are essential.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Tuesdays, 10am to 11am

    Tuesday 2 January to Tuesday 18 December 2018


    Free
  • Cantonese social group
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Social group for Cantonese speaking older adults.

    The sessions include a monthly birthday party.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm

    Tuesday 16 January to Tuesday 18 December 2018


    Free
  • Sit to Fit: Gentle Exercise Class
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

    The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

    The class is relaxed and friendly and we welcome newcomers. Please contact Neighbour Connections at 8241 8050 for assessment if you would like to participate.

    Afternoon tea is provided and community transport is available for people in need upon request.

    This class is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    We’re committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 12.45pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October


    Ticket: $2
  • Sewing club at Millers Point
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • The Harry Jensen sewing club is an informal sewing group run by a volunteer.

    There are a number of machines that are free to use anytime.

    The club runs on alternate weeks to the sewing workshop. Learn skills at the workshop and then practise in the sewing club.

    Bring in your sewing projects and make friends.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Wednesday 14 March 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 21 March 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 11 April 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 9 May 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 23 May 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 27 June 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
    Free
  • Mandarin singing club
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • A social singing club is run by Mandarin speaking volunteers at Ron Williams Community Centre. Come on down and sing to your heart’s content!

    It’s completely free, and filled with passionate local people with good vibes. Content is in both English and Mandarin.

    This activity is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Wednesday 3 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except public holidays


    Free
  • Computer social club in Potts Point
    Thursday 28 June 2018
  • If you want to learn and understand how to use all these modern gadgets, enrol in this 10 week social course. It’s a great class where you will meet others, socialise and learn a lot about how to use tablets, computers and smart phones.

    Each week, you will learn about accessing the internet, making video calls, listening to the radio, sending emails and photos, shopping online and accessing the City’s libraries online.

    Your teacher will be Leo. He is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. You’ll learn about all the exciting different things that you can do on these little computers.

    We have tablets here for every student, so you can borrow ours.

    Reginald Murphy Community Centre
    Thursdays, 9.30am to 11am

    Thursday 11 January to Thursday 20 December 2018


    Per class: $5.00
  • Walking well
    Sunday 1 July 2018
  • Book now

    How freely do you move?

    Movement is vital to your wellbeing, stimulating your brain and circulating nutrients for all cellular processes. These awareness through movement workshops on the first Sunday of the month are about finding flow in how you move to ‘walk your way to wellness’!

    We explore how movement can be supported and connected throughout your whole body, to prevent strain by improving your posture, balance and co-ordination.

    It’s mindfulness applied to moving in a playful way!


    1st Sunday of each month, 11am to 1pm

    Sunday 6 May to Sunday 2 December 2018

    Sunday 14 October 2018 from 11am to 1pm

    Except Sunday 7 October


    Ticket: $35.00
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Surry Hills Library
    Tuesday 3 July 2018
  • Book now – free

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills. From searching to surfing, they’ll discover how to browse the web, use an iPad, set up an email address and reconnect with friends on social media.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS, older people can get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Introduction to computers – 3 July
    Introduction to internet – Beginners – 10 July
    Introduction to email – Beginners – 17 July
    Introduction to the Internet – Intermediate – 24 July
    Introduction to email – Intermediate – 31 July
    Introduction to online shopping – 7 August
    Introduction to online banking – 14 August
    Introduction to social media – 21 August
    Introduction to iPads – 28 August

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Surry Hills Library
    Tuesdays, 3pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 3 July to Tuesday 28 August 2018


    Free
  • Older adults support hub: Potts Point
    Monday 9 July 2018
  • A strictly confidential information and referral service.

    Learn more about legal rights, accommodation options, relationships, domestic violence and aged care services.

    Drop in at the centre at the dates and times listed. Appointments also available. Interpreting is available on request.

    This project is delivered in partnership with NSW Elder Abuse Helpline.

    Reginald Murphy Community Centre
    Monday 7 May 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Thursday 14 June 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Monday 9 July 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Monday 13 August 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Monday 10 September 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Monday 8 October 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Monday 12 November 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Monday 10 December 2018 from 10.30am to 2.30pm
    Free
  • Older adults support hub
    Wednesday 11 July 2018
  • A strictly confidential information and referral service.

    Learn more about legal rights, accommodation options, relationships, domestic violence and aged care services.

    Drop in at the centre at the dates and times listed. Appointments also available. Interpreting is available on request.

    This project is delivered in partnership with NSW Elder Abuse Helpline.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Wednesday 9 May 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 11 July 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 15 August 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 12 September 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 10 October 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 14 November 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Wednesday 12 December 2018 from 10am to 2pm
    Free
  • NAIDOC Week at Millers Point
    Thursday 12 July 2018
  • The Millers Point Community Centre will be celebrating NAIDOC Week.

    11am
    A free morning tea, home-made scones with wattle seed cream and bush berry jam from the Gardener’s Lodge Bush Tucker Café in Camperdown. As well as tasty fruit, quiche, dips, cheese and crackers will also be available.

    Midday to 2pm
    A free painting workshop focused on Women’s empowerment with Ted Cruse-Stacey, Kamilaroi artist.

    Midday to 2pm
    Karaoke local Jeff will be running Koori oke.

    Please RSVP for catering purposes. Phone 02 9244 3696.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Thursday 12 July 2018 from 11am to 2pm
    Free
  • Behind-the-scenes Glasshouse tour
    Wednesday 18 July 2018
  • Book now

    Join Dr Dale Dixon, Curator Manager of the Royal Botanic Garden, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the tropical display house, known as Latitude 23.

    Closed to the general public, it is home to an amazing collection of ferns, orchids, aroids, tillandsias, bromeliads, lilies, begonias, palms and cycads. Many of the plants that were kept in the pyramids.

    The Royal Botanic Garden
    Wednesday 20 June 2018 from 9.45am to 11am
    Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 9.45am to 11am
    Wednesday 15 August 2018 from 9.45am to 11am
    Adult: $25.00
    Foundation & Friends Member: $20.00
  • Plants & Animals: There’s no place like home
    Friday 20 July 2018
  • Book now

    Just like us, all animals depend on plants for their survival.

    Volunteer and Taronga Zoo guide, Joanne Falla, will lead this walk. Learn about plants in our collection that have unique relationships with exotic and not so exotic animals.

    Come along to find out who eats what and who lives where. You’ll see our plants in a very different way.

    Morning tea will be served from 10.30am – 11am.

    The Royal Botanic Garden
    Friday 20 July 2018 from 10.30am to 1pm
    Adult: $25.00
    Foundation & Friends member: $20.00
  • Discover the State Library
    Thursday 6 September 2018
  • Book now – free

    For the first-time user.

    Come along and ask us your questions.

    Learn about the fantastic services and collections available at the State Library, and find out how to get started on your research.

    State Library of NSW
    Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30am
    Thursday 6 September 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30pm
    Thursday 1 November 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30pm
    Free

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2018