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2015 NSW Seniors Week launch

Updated 24 February 2015

The 2015 NSW Seniors week campaign has launched with the release of a new magazine and the naming of the 2015 ambassadors. The 15 ambassadors are:

  • Ronne Arnold - the face of 2015 NSW Seniors Week, performer, choreographer and dance teacher from Faulconbridge.
  • Robina Beard OAM - a performer, choreographer and dance teacher from Corrimal.
  • Christine Bookallil-Pearce - an Australian fashion industry legend and PR doyenne from Double Bay.
  • Nan Bosler OAM - a lifelong volunteer who is tech savvy from Collaroy Plateau.
  • Jackie French - 2015 Senior Australian of the Year and famous children’s author from Braidwood.
  • Anthony Gorringe OAM - travels the world playing deaf lawn bowls and is from Orange.
  • Kay Gorringe - took up art in her senior years and is from Orange.
  • Gordon Hammond - left the business world to start up a food and travel website and is from Clareville.
  • Sally Hammond - travels the world and documents her adventures on a food and travel website and is from Clareville.
  • Warren Kermond OAM - an entertainer who has devoted several decades to Variety – the Children’s Charity. Warren is from Ramsgate.
  • Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO - a highly respected academic who chairs the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is from Artarmon.
  • Kumar Pereira - a graphic designer who combines his creative flair with his passion for cooking. Kumar is from Balmain East.
  • Gladys Smit - a lifelong volunteer who has published several books about her extraordinary life and is from Croydon Park.
  • Henri Szeps OAM - a famous Australian actor from Leichhardt.
  • Steve Widders - a proud Indigenous man, legally blind who recently walked the Kokoda Track in order to inspire his Indigenous brothers and is from Armidale.

Free tickets for Premier's Seniors Week Gala Concerts

Updated 09 January 2015

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced the 2015 Premier’s Seniors Week Gala Concerts will be held on 17 and 18 March at Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly known as the Sydney Entertainment Centre), with the tickets being offered free of charge to NSW seniors.

Mr Baird said the Premier's Gala Concerts are held each year and have proven to be enormously popular with NSW seniors.

"The Premier’s Gala Concerts have become 'must-see' event for our seniors, with music by world-class Australian performers and a fantastic spectacle on display," Mr Baird said.

"These concerts are a great way for the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to thank and acknowledge our seniors for the fantastic and ongoing contribution they make to our society."

Mr Ajaka said free tickets to the concerts for NSW seniors will be available through Ticketek from 10.00am on Thursday 22 January 2015.

"The theme of the 2015 concerts will be 'Viva Las Vegas', channelling the big Vegas shows, from the years of Frank Sinatra, Elvis and the Rat Pack to more contemporary showstoppers from artists such as Tom Jones, Celine Dion and Elton John," Mr Ajaka said.

The concerts will be held on Tuesday 17 March at 4.30pm and Wednesday 18 March at 10.30am and 2.30pm. A concert for NSW seniors groups at 11.00am on Tuesday 17 March has already booked out.

Tickets can be booked at and in person at participating Ticketek outlets and Westfield Concierge desks.

Bookings are also available by phone on 1300 130 613 for the cost of a local call. Seniors are encouraged to be patient if booking by phone, due to the large volume of calls.

The Premier's Gala Concerts are a feature event of NSW Seniors Week, a nine-day seniors festival featuring more than 900 events across the state. Further information on the concerts and NSW Seniors Week is available at

Event web registrations

Registrations are now open for event organisers wanting to promote their 2015 NSW Seniors Festival event on our website. To register, go to our submit your event page.

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