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For People Over 55


Try Something New!

SeniorsWeekCover.jpgEvery year during the NSW Seniors Festival   1 - 31 March, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state, encompassing art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, good nutrition and more! 

Council has produced a guide to more than 50 local activities taking place in and around Lane Cove. You can pick up your copy of the Try Something New booklet from Council's Customer Service Desk, Lane Cove Library, view the online version or download a copy.

Key Seniors Week events


Raunchy Romance Storytime @ Lane Cove Library


Take one romance book lover, let her loose with a line-up of Australian actors and performers and get a night of the raunchiest, naughtiest, funniest, swooniest stories around. We are excited to present this special adults-only storytime featuring Megan Alston, Nick Maricic and Tim McIntyre.

Monday 20 March, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Wine and cheese will be available from 6:30pm.  Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Contact: For more information or to make a booking call 9911 3591 or email

Translating Displacement Exhibition

Wednesday 8 March to Saturday 25 March

Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove


Exhibition Opening Night with author Noel Zihabamwe

Wednesday 8 March from 6:00pm

Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove


How to Cook Tasty and Nutritious Meals

Wednesday 8 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove


Trivia Morning

Thursday 9 March, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove


Digital Photography Basics Workshop

Monday 13 March, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove


Bushwalk @ Lovetts Reserve

Wednesday 15 March, 9:30am – 11:30am

Penrose Street Playground, Lane Cove


Line Dancing Class

Monday 20 March, 10:00am

Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove


How do you find Companionship Seminar

Monday 27 March, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove


Thursday Tunes @ Lane Cove Library – A History of 20th Century Music: Thursday 30 March, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Local musician Graham Ball will discuss the diversification of music in the 20th century including developments in classical music, jazz, film music and rock and roll. Bookings - 9911 3634.

For more information and details on how to book, view the full program.

The Lane Cove Connection

Every month Council publishes a newsletter designed for people 55 years and over called 'The Lane Cove Connection'. The newsletter contains information about activities, events and services available to older people.


In the February 2017 edition you will find information on the One Million Stars to End Violence – Exhibition Opening, NDIS Information Sessions and Learn To Buy and Sell Online workshop. This newsletter is now available to download as PDF and as a plain word document. To receive a copy of the Lane Cove Connection via email each month, sign up to the enewsletter.

Would you like information about your service or group included in the monthly Lane Cove Connection?

​Lane Cove Connection is a monthly newsletter that provides information to seniors on events and activities that are held in Lane Cove each month.

If you would like any information included in the next edition please complete the application form by the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Changes to the Assets Tests and Age Pension

From 1 January 2017 there will be changes to the way the aged pension is calculated and these changes may affect ongoing aged care fees. For more information about the changes and how they may affect you visit the Human Services website.

English Conversation Classes

Do you need help with English conversation or do you know someone who does? Would you like to learn with others in a small friendly group? The classes are held at the Library. Please see the flyer for more information

Seniors Parking Permit

Council has provided a number of designated 'Seniors' parking spaces in Council's car parks. To use these spaces, you must be a Lane Cove resident, at least 67 years of age and hold a current drivers licence.

To receive a Seniors Parking Permit complete a Seniors Parking Permit Application Form and bring your Drivers Licence and Rate Notice or Tenancy Agreement to Council for sighting by our Customer Service Staff OR send your completed Seniors Parking Permit Application form together with a photocopy of your Drivers Licence and a photocopy of a recent Rate Notice or Tenancy Agreement to Council.

Upon receipt of the Application Form and sighting of these two documents we will issue your Seniors Parking Permit to the address stated on the application form.

Housing Information for Seniors

During the Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove consultations Council was asked to provide information about granny flats/dual occupancies.

A Granny flat is a secondary dwelling which is a self-contained dwelling, is established in conjunction with another dwelling (the principal dwelling), is on the same lot of land (not being an individual lot in a strata plan or community title scheme) as the principal dwelling, and is located within, or is attached to, or is separate from, the principal dwelling.

A Council or an accredited Private Certifier can approve granny flats as a Complying Development (CDC) without the need for a Development Application, provided it meets the specific development standards in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 – see Division 2 Secondary Dwellings

For more information go to