World Wide Knit in Public Day

Calling all knitters, young and old! Join in at Joondalup Library for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday 11 June at 1.00pm. Bring your current knitting project or start something new on the day.

The purpose of World Wide Knit in Public Day is to show that knitting is for all ages and that it’s a fun and enjoyable social activity, especially in a large group. Let’s join in the fun as events are held in different locations all over the world such as Germany, the United States, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Norway, Ireland, France, Finland, England, China, and here in Australia.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world.

Join a regular group

Joondalup Libraries host regular knitting and crochet groups that provide further opportunities to get together and socialise. Meet new people, create community craft projects, knit for charity or simply complete your own knitting work in the company of fellow knitters. All welcome. No bookings required. Find details of all sessions and more activities here.

Mural project with Sioux Tempestt

The Whitford Library foyer is being transformed by artist in residence, Sioux Tempestt. Sioux creates abstract, mural, sculptural and digital art and several of her large-scale murals can be found throughout Perth.

Community workshops were held with seniors, schools and children throughout June to develop concepts for the mural. In the next phase of the project, Sue will set up her workshop as Artist in Residence in the Whitford Library meeting room from Monday 27 June to Tuesday 12 July.

You are invited to drop in and visit Sioux every Monday and Tuesday between Monday 27 June and Tuesday 12 July. Sioux will be developing the ideas from the workshops into her distinctive style. See how the project goes from a concept to the finished piece, and what it looks like ‘in the middle’ when the magic is being created. The  developing designs of the project will be on display as well as some examples of her previous work in an impromptu gallery.

Sioux will be holding a free Discovery Session to share the creative process she engages, her inspiration and artistic achievements.

Book Discovery Session

About Sioux Tempestt

Transcending creative disciplines Sioux creates abstract, mural, sculptural and digital art which meaningfully contributes to its context. Her work aims to create a narrative and connection as Sioux believes art plays an intrinsic contribution to our wellbeing, health, and happiness – more so now than ever.

Sioux is passionate about working with the community – young people in particular, mentoring and facilitating creative workshops for local governments and schools. She constantly pushes the boundaries of her practice to communicate and share her tremendous positivity and energy for life.

Large scale murals form part of Sioux’s practice and you’ll find several painted throughout Perth. Among other clients, Sioux has produced artistic projects for Curtin University, the City of Perth, the City of Melville, the City of Stirling, the City of South Perth, the City of Vincent, the Town of Victoria Park, the City of Subiaco, the Town of Claremont, Coles, Dale Alcock and Hawaiian.

Sioux has delivered 10 solo exhibitions and exhibited in numerous group shows. Among other achievements Sioux’s ‘Dirty Beats’ music video is an official selection of the 2022 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Sioux received a Highly Commended, City of Bayswater Art Award, 2021; was a Finalist, City of Busselton Art Award, 2021; Finalist, Perth Royal Art Prize, 2019; Finalist, City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards, 2019; Finalist, Minnawarra Art Awards, 2021; Finalist, Town of Claremont Art Awards, 2021; Highly Commended, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award 2018; Highly Commended, Town of Bassendean Visual Art Award 2018; Finalist, City of Joondalup 2018 Community Invitation Art Award.

Sioux is curator of the Darlington Arts Festival Sculpture on the Scarp 2022. Her work is held in public and private collections.


This project was made possible with assistance of DLGSCI and Lotterywest.

Seniors Lifestyle Roadshow 2022

Seniors Lifestyle Roadshow

Seniors Lifestyle Connection Point
Friday 10 June 2022
9.30am – 1.30pm
Westfield Whitford City
Cnr Marmion and Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys

It’s time to explore your local services and discover new social connections for older adults within the City of Joondalup. Browse the services and be inspired by local artist Joanna Webber as she works on her latest creation.
No bookings required. Visit Ticketbooth for more information.

Explore Joondalup
Wednesday 22 June 2022
9.30am – 12.30pm
Whitford Library
Cnr Marmion Ave & Whitfords Ave, Hillarys

Get on board with Transperth to build your confidence and independence using public transport. This guided tour starts from Whitford Library using buses and trains to arrive at Joondalup Library for a special event with historian Richard Offen and includes morning tea. This is a great opportunity to meet station staff, learn how to plan your journey and understand senior entitlements.
Bookings essential via Ticketbooth.

A Place to Call Home
Monday 27 June 2022
10.00am – 11.30am
Woodvale Library
5 Trappers Drive, Woodvale

Housing needs can change over time. What are your housing options as you get older?
The Seniors Housing Advisory Centre will provide information on housing options that may better meet your present and future needs, followed by a morning tea and an opportunity to make new connections with service providers.
Bookings essential via Ticketbooth.

For more information, please call 9400 4503 or email.

Community transport program

The Community Transport Program can help people who do not drive and have difficulty using public transport by offering a door-to-door service to travel to selected shopping centres, Whitford Senior Citizens’ Club and Joondalup Library.

Shopping centres

Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Whitford City, Warwick Grove and Greenwood Village shopping centres.

Seniors clubs

Whitford Senior Citizens’ Club

Joondalup Library

A free monthly service to Joondalup Library running every fourth Saturday for library members who would be eligible to access the Community Transport Program. The visit allows you plenty of time to browse, select and borrow your library items.


Residents who meet the below criteria can apply to join the Community Transport Program:

  • Reside or are based in the City of Joondalup
  • Are disadvantaged in their access to regular public transport
  • Experience a lack of alternative transport options, for example due to frailty or disability
  • Can independently get on and off the vehicle or use the wheelchair hoist provided
  • Have the capacity to manage independently or with a personal carer once at the destination.

This service does not have an age restriction. If you are interested in this service, please contact the Community Transport Officer.


You will be advised during an interview with the Community Transport Officer which bus runs service your suburb, have seating availability and may be the most suitable for you.


A fee of $5.00 provides a door-to-door service to and from nominated shopping centres and seniors clubs. This fee is current as of 1 July 2022 and is reviewed at the start of each financial year by a minimal amount, in accordance with Council endorsed fees and charges.

Carers and support workers are welcome on the bus and travel free of charge when they accompany a person in their direct care.

Children’s online events

It is not always possible to get to the Library, so now the City of Joondalup Libraries can come to you. Staff have created a range of online alternatives you and your children can enjoy at home.

  • Story Time Online – encourages a love of reading and develops literacy and social skills.
  • Toddler Time Online – sing songs and rhymes that include lots of action for your energetic toddler. Sessions encourage the love of books and language.
  • Chop Chop Stories – a fresh, colourful and interactive program of laughs and storytelling.
  • Read, Learn, Grow – Sing it, Read it, Imagine it and Make it. Develop your child’s early literacy skills.

Each video has been specifically crafted to convey a love of reading to your children. With these videos your children will associate learning to read with laughter and fun.

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss



Adult online events

Connect with your City of Joondalup Library even when you are at home. Staff have created a range of online alternatives you can enjoy at your leisure.

Topics discussed by these professional guest speakers reflect some of our most popular adult events and presenters: Meet the Author, Discovery Session and practical workshops are available to view in this collection of videos.

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Groups and club membership

Clubs are great places to make new friends or pick up a new hobby. There are many benefits to joining a social club including:

  • Meeting new people
  • Picking up a new skill
  • Keeping mentally active and involved
  • Developing a sense community
  • Discovering new interests.

Book clubs

Book club members broaden their range of reading, increase their knowledge and meet new people by meeting to discuss their latest book. Book clubs meet once a month at all four City of Joondalup Libraries. Some clubs meet during the day and others the evening to accommodate most schedules. Contact the City on 9400 4758 to register your interest as numbers may be limited.

Brain games

Come along to Joondalup Library every Monday at 2.00pm for an hour of puzzles, quizzes and games, designed to exercise and stimulate the brain. These challenging activities, held in a fun and social environment, will get the grey matter firing and help improve cognition. Sessions are also held at Duncraig Library on the second Saturday of the month at 10.00am.

Camera club

The aim of the camera club is to assist members to improve their photographic skills and techniques by submitting regular works, through challenges, workshops and outings. Meetings are held monthly on a Friday afternoon, with additional excursions and workshops organised throughout the year. Contact the City on 9400 4761 to register your interest as numbers may be limited.

Chess afternoon

A session for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess or just have a friendly game. Join in at Woodvale Library every Thursday at 4.00pm. All welcome. Chess sets are provided. No bookings required.

Crochet group

Do you crochet? Would you like to crochet with others in a friendly, social group? Join in every Wednesday at either Whitford Library, 10.00am or Woodvale Library, 9.30am. All adults welcome. No bookings required.

French conversation group

These informal sessions would suit people travelling to French speaking countries or for those who just wish to practice speaking French. Attendees must have some French language skills to participate. Currently, weekly meetings are held at Joondalup Library on Thursday evenings. Contact the Joondalup Library on 9400 4712 to register your interest as numbers may be limited.

Games in the Library

Libraries have a great range of games for patrons to enjoy. They are for use in the libraries only, but can be played for the whole day. Bring a friend or two to your local library and enjoy the challenge. Alternatively, come along to scheduled Game On! sessions – Monday afternoons, 2.00pm, at Woodvale Library, or Joondalup Library on Thursday mornings at 10.00am. Choose to play Scrabble, Upwords, Backgammon, Yahtzee, Rummikub, card games and many more. No bookings required.

Jigsaw group

Meet other jigsaw enthusiasts at Duncraig Library every third Wednesday at 2.00pm. Have fun tackling different types of jigsaws whilst improving your memory and visual-spatial reasoning. All welcome. No bookings required.

Knitting groups

Knitting groups provide an opportunity for adults who knit or crochet to get together and socialise. Meet new people, create community craft projects, knit for charity or simply complete your own knitting work in the company of fellow knitters. All welcome. No bookings required.

Day Time
Duncraig 1st Wednesday 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Joondalup 4th Saturday 1.00pm to 3.30pm
Whitford Every Thursday 1.00pm to 2.30pm


Mahjong is a popular and challenging game and will help keep the brain active whilst having fun. For further information regarding available sessions in the libraries, please call 9400 4761.

Tabletop games

If you love board or tabletop gaming, or have been waiting for the opportunity to start, here is your big chance to play some really interesting games. The group meet weekly at Whitford Library, on Saturday mornings at 9.30am. Ages 16+. No bookings required.

Writers’ group

This group share their work, give and receive feedback, provide support and motivation, exchange ideas and expand and develop their writing. All forms of writing are encouraged. Meetings occur twice a month on Sunday afternoons. Contact the City on 9400 4761 to register your interest as numbers may be limited.

To keep up to date with clubs, groups and other Library events:

Community activities

Getting involved in the community is beneficial for your mind, body and overall wellbeing. Participating in a group or an event within your local area creates an important sense of connection. Some ways to get involved include:

Get on Board Program – Platform Tours

This program aims to assist seniors in gaining confidence in accessing public transport and enable independence by improving their ability to connect with services, activities, friends and family. Platform tours of local public transport services are hosted by the City, in partnership with the Public Transport Authority, and are available at various times throughout the year and include complimentary coffee/tea/refreshment at a local cafe.

The next series of Get on Board Platform Tours will be scheduled shortly. For more information please contact the City via email.

Community groups

There are a range of clubs, community and hobby groups throughout the City. To find out who they are and where they are located, visit the City’s Community Directory.

Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre (JVRC)

The JVRC is located inside Whitford Library and specialises in connecting community members with their perfect volunteer role, by matching skills, interest and availability with vacant volunteer roles.

Meet-Your-Neighbour Project

Recently expanded to an all-year-round program, the Meet-Your-Neighbour Project aims to build a more connected, safer and inclusive community by encouraging residents to host small gatherings within their local neighbourhoods.

City events

The City offers a wide range of events all year round including the Joondalup Festival, Positive Ageing events, the Sunday Serenades concert series, art exhibitions, youth music events, markets and outdoor summer concerts. View the City’s events calendar for details.

Environmental events and activities

The City hosts a range of environmentally focused events and activities which include environmental tours on wildflowers, bird watching, the coast, Aboriginal heritage, Greater Gardens Workshops and more. View the City’s events calendar for details.

Seniors and public transport

Get on Board Program – Platform Tours

This program aims to assist seniors in gaining confidence in accessing public transport and enable independence by improving their ability to connect with services, activities, friends and family. Platform tours of local public transport services are hosted by the City, in partnership with the Public Transport Authority, and are available at various times throughout the year and include complimentary coffee/tea/refreshment at a local café.

The next series of Get on Board Platform Tours will be scheduled shortly.

Seniors accommodation

Housing needs change with time. If you are approaching or over 55, you may be considering changes to your housing that better meet your finances, lifestyle or present or future needs.

The Seniors Housing Advisory Centre (SHAC) is a free, independent information and advice service covering the full range of housing options for seniors in WA.

Some of the options for seniors to consider:

  • buying or building
  • granny flats
  • strata titles
  • retirement villages
  • residential parks and lifestyle villages
  • renting
  • boarding or lodging
  • help to stay in your home
  • aged care options
  • accessing equity
  • contracts and agreements

Explore these options in more detail at Seniors Advisory Centre

For more information call the Seniors Housing Advisory Centre on 1300 367 057email or visit the Seniors Housing Advisory Centre.

Staff of the SHAC are also available to provide presentations to groups on downsizing options and issues.

Community services

Community services for older adults

Home and Community Care (HACC)Basic support services to assist eligible residents who are frail, aged or have disabilities, to continue living at home. The WA Assessment Team provides information on HACC providers in the Joondalup area.Phone: 1300 785 415
My Aged CareInformation on aged accommodation and other support services.Phone: 1800 200 422
Joondalup Men’s Shed – Mini Mobile Men’s ShedMinor home repair jobs for Joondalup residents who are in genuine need.Phone: 9402 6161
Citizens Advice BureauLow-cost information, mediation and legal services. Joondalup Branch, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm.Phone: 9301 2833 or email:
Seniors Card Centre and Seniors Telephone Information ServiceInformation regarding accommodation options, education, finance/business, health and lifestyle between 9.00am and 3.00pm, Monday to Friday.Phone: 1800 671 233
TelecrossProvides people who are elderly or housebound with a reassuring daily phone call to ensure that they are safe and well.Phone: 1300 885 698

Age-friendly Joondalup

City of Joondalup Age-Friendly Plan 2018/19 – 2022/23

The City of Joondalup’s Age-Friendly Plan has been developed in alignment with the eight domains of an Age-Friendly City, as developed by the World Health Organisation:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services
  • Age-Friendly Communities Regional Partnership.

To view the plan, please see Documents and Downloads below. For further information and enquiries email or call 9400 4315.

Age-Friendly Communities Regional Partnership

In 2016, the City received funding from the (then) Department of Local Government and Communities to develop an Age-Friendly Joondalup report and work collaboratively with the Cities of Stirling and Wanneroo to form an Age-Friendly regional partnership. This partnership works to identify shared priorities and explore collaboration and partnership opportunities.


Meet the Author

Meeting a published author, listening to their story, and finding out what makes them tick is a great way to spend an hour or two.

Libraries hold regular Meet the Author events and are proud to partner with Dymocks Joondalup to bring you a range of fascinating guest speakers and book launches. Libraries host local, national and international authors including high profile best-selling writers.

To keep up to date with Library events:

Library home delivery service

Books on Wheels is a free delivery service that caters to City of Joondalup residents who are unable to reach a City Library because of frailty, disability or limited mobility. Receiving the Books on Wheels service is not necessarily related to the age of a person.

Available for loan

  • Books – large print or standard print, fiction and nonfiction
  • DVDs – movies, TV series or documentaries
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs

An agreed number of preselected items are delivered fortnightly to your home by experienced library staff. All members also have access to download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.

Eligibility guidelines

Customers must live in the City of Joondalup and may:

  • Not be able to visit a library due to:
    • frailty, illness, compromised mobility, or disability
    • long recuperation period at home or in care
    • live in an aged care residential establishment or nursing home
  • Be able to visit a library but are too frail to navigate the library or carry library items.

Books on Wheels is not servicing customers who are isolating or in government imposed lockdown. Alternative services may be activated during a COVID-19 emergency. Please contact your nearest Library for options.

Transport difficulties

If transport is a barrier to accessing your Library, the City offers a monthly community transport service to Joondalup Library.


Contact staff for further details and to discuss your eligibility and reading interests.

Discovery Sessions

Discovery Sessions provide life-long learning opportunities for all adults. They include information sessions and workshops on a variety of topics and give participants a taste of a subject they may wish to pursue in more detail at their leisure. Themes have covered topics such as arts and culture, travel, history, health and well-being and lifestyle.


Presentations run for one hour and refreshments are provided. Bookings are made online, a small fee is charged which is payable at time of booking.

Please note: There will be no refunds if you are unable to attend an event. Refunds will only be issued if the City of Joondalup Libraries have to cancel.


Due to the popularity of sessions, online bookings are essential through the Events Calendar or by calling the Library.

To keep up to date with Discovery Sessions and other library events:

Leisure clubs and groups

Join a club and spend your leisure time with like-minded people.

  • Learn a new skill
  • Make new friends
  • Share a common interest.

The City’s Community Directory lists useful information on local groups who meet to enjoy a variety of leisure activities, including:

  • Arts and crafts of all kinds
  • Painting and drawing
  • Embroidery and knitting
  • Mah-jong, bridge and chess
  • Pottery
  • Gardening
  • Singing and choirs
  • Dancing
  • Men’s Shed
  • Photography
  • Creative writing
  • Bingo.

If you would like to list your group in the Community Directory, please submit your details through the online form or call the Community Information Officer.

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Groups and activities for seniors

Groups and activities for seniors

Getting involved is a great way to make new connections, try something different, stay active and boost your health and wellbeing.

There is a diverse range of clubs and groups for seniors from hobby-based groups through to social and service clubs, life-long learning and sporting groups.

See links below to a variety of groups and clubs to choose from:

You may also be interested in Library Programs and Activities and the Over 50s Fitness Program.

Act-Belong-Commit is about raising awareness of the benefits of maintaining positive mental health which includes getting connected in the community. Visit the City of Joondalup events calendar to see what’s happening in your local area.

The City’s Community Directory has useful information for services and matters of interest to seniors, including social clubs, groups to keep physically and mentally active, as well as community services.

If you would like to add your group, club or service to the Community Directory, please submit your details via the online registration form below or call the Community Information Line 9400 4705.

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Community information

Community information database

We have a free online database of community groups, services and activities called the Community Directory. The Community Directory covers:

  • Community groups
  • Support groups
  • Information services
  • Sport and leisure clubs
  • Regular local markets
  • Activities for community members of all ages

If you would like to add your group, club or service to the database, please submit your details via the online registration form, or call the Community Information Officer.

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Community Information phone line

The City provides a dedicated information and events phone line for all your community related questions. Staff will answer or redirect your enquiry on anything to do with, or being hosted within, the City of Joondalup.

55+ Groups and Activities Guide

The 55+ Groups and Activities Guide is a printed booklet for older residents who are looking to make new social connections and find activities throughout the City of Joondalup.

The guide is available in all City Libraries and Customer Service Centres or by contacting the City’s Community Information Officer.


Library events and programs booklet

The City of Joondalup will continue to be guided by the Federal Government and Department of Health WA in relation to appropriate responses relating to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes.

Print copies are available at all City of Joondalup Libraries and selected cafes and community facilities in and around the Joondalup region. Events are also listed on the City’s Event Calendar.

View Event Calendar

For further information call 9400 4751.

City of Joondalup Libraries uphold the companion card fair ticketing scheme. Ticket purchases made by a valid companion card holder are eligible to receive a second, complimentary ticket to an event for a carer or companion (subject to availability). For more information on booking a complimentary companion ticket, please call Adult & Senior Services Officer on 9400 4761 for adult events, or Youth and Children’s Services Officer on 9400 4759 for children’s events.

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