Active Ageing is making the most of your opportunities to age well. This includes staying healthy, being connected to your community and enjoying a quality of life that includes respect from others and a strong sense of purpose.

Hunter’s Hill Council is committed to supporting our residents to age well and will be working towards becoming an age-friendly municipality as guided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Age-Friendly City Program.

An age-friendly community is health promoting and designed for diversity, inclusion, and cohesion, including across all ages and capacities. Age-friendly communities might have, for example, accessible and safe road and transport infrastructure, barrier-free access to buildings and houses, and public seating and sanitary facilities, among others. Age-friendly communities also enable people to stay active, keep connected, and contribute to the community’s economic, social, and cultural life. An age-friendly community can foster solidarity among generations, facilitating social relationships between residents of all ages. Age-friendly communities also have mechanisms to reach out to older people at risk of social isolation, falls or violence through personalised and tailored efforts.

We have information available on a wide range of activities and events for seniors. Whether it is an exercise group, a social club or a computer class there are activities to suit various interests and abilities. Council works closely with community organisations to support these activities.

Council has information on services for older people and their carers, to assist them to remain living independently in their own homes. Information on transport, meals, home maintenance and a range of other options is available along with information on local accommodation options.

Helpful Resources For Seniors Within Our Community


Name of Group  Description of Service Links and Resources 
My Aged Care (Aus Gov) Can provide direct assisted living support, or can refer you to resources that can provide specific advice and assistance concerning aged care/services. They can also provide advice to caregivers and healthcare providers. My Aged Care is administered by the Australian Federal Government.


1800 200 422

If you require a translator, call 131450 and ask to be connected to the above phoneline

If you are hearing/speech impaired, call 1800 555 677

Sydney Community Services Provide support and assistance to those who are elderly, frail, socially isolated, people with a disability or experiencing financial disadvantage in our community.


(02) 9427 6425

Stryder Offer transport services to the elderly or disabled members of our community.


(02) 9816 5000

Carer Support

Sydney Community Services - Carers Support Services 9817 0101

Northern Sydney Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre (1800 052 222) - can provide short term/emergency care support

Carers NSW (1800 242 636 or website)

Services NSW Carer's Support (Website)

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Active and Healthy Directory An initiative run by NSW Health that can help you find an exercise program.

Find an exercise program near you