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2019 Victorian Seniors Festival

For the first time, CERA is partnering with the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival

The festival is a Victorian Government initiative to recognise and celebrate senior citizens in the community.

Spanning over a week starting Sunday 6 October, the festival comprises of a Celebration Day where attendees enjoy music, dance, demonstrations and exhibitor stalls; a Festival Hub where concerts, dances, theatre, information sessions, displays and health checks are run throughout the week; Senior of the Year Awards and much more.

Make sure to come and visit us!

Celebration Day

Come and visit us at our stall at this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival. Talk with CERA researchers and staff to hear about the latest developments in eye research and experience some of the latest technology. You’ll also get to take home a goodie bag!

Sunday 6 October


Federation Square
Swanston St & Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000


No bookings required.


Festival Hub Information Session

‘Set your sights on healthy vision’ presented by the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

Did you know that almost 80% of vision loss in Australia is caused by conditions that are common as we get older? Being aware of the symptoms is key to preserving your vision.

Hear from CERA Deputy Director and Head of Macular Research, Professor Robyn Guymer, talk about the changes to your eyes as you age. Learn how to keep your eyes healthy, the things you should be looking out for as you get older and the warning signs for age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.


Wednesday 9 October
1:00pm – 1:30pm


Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000


No bookings required.