Positive Ageing

The growth of the Australian population is partly due to an increase in life expectancy. By 2050, Western Australia is projected to have over one million residents aged 65 and above. Positive ageing focuses on maintaining good physical and mental health, a positive attitude, and engaging in enjoyable activities.


Keep active, meet new people, learn something new and stay connected. Explore the activities held in the Town of Bassendean below.

Bassendean 55 Plus Association Inc.

Bassendean 55 Plus aims to provide a friendly social hub where a variety of engaging activities are hosted for members and the community. While membership is only open to people over 55, adults of any age can participate in the activities. Their goal is to promote social interaction by encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Activities include chair yoga, carpet bowls, a craft group, game days, line dancing, bus outings and dinners.

50 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

Call 9279 9823 or email [email protected].

Bassendean Melody Club

The Bassendean Melody Club is a group that enjoys singing and listening to soloists. They offer a varied program, including celebrations of Valentines Day, St Patrick's Day, Australia Day, Easter and more. They enjoy morning tea and socialising together. Participation costs 50 cents each week, apart from the first week of the month (hamper raffle day) where a gold coin contribution is required. 
48 Old Perth Road Bassendean

Email [email protected] or visit on Facebook.

Bassendean Men’s Shed

The Bassendean Men’s Shed provides a friendly and welcoming environment for men who wish to undertake a variety of projects or enjoy camaraderie from sharing experiences. Our goal is to provide a place where members who are experienced in the trades or arts can practice their skills and teach others.

The Shed is designed to provide a place for social interaction where members feel comfortable talking about matters of common interest. It aims to be a place to develop new friendships, knowledge and experiences. You do not need to participate in projects to join the Shed. 

1A May Holman Drive, Bassendean.

[email protected]

Wider Vision

The Bassendean Wider Vision group members meet in the Main Hall under the Council office every Wednesday morning at 10 am. The goal is to inform, entertain and provide social opportunities for the community. On the first 3 Wednesdays of the month, they have a guest speaker, followed by morning tea. On the 4th Wednesday they have a social day.

Ground floor
50 Old Perth Road, Bassendean.

9279 9784


There area range of services and programs aimed at helping people and their families across Western Australia.

Digital Literacy

Bassendean Memorial Library present a two-part program, allowing patrons to learn a variety of digital technology skills:

  1. Cyber Citizens. The Library has volunteers available to assist people become familiar with the internet and learn computer skills. One-hour tutorials for individuals are available Monday to Saturday. Bookings are required. Call 9279 2966 to book.

  2. Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative, promoting the skills and knowledge necessary to be comfortable in an online environment. It consists of online learning tutorials that cover computer basics, social media, cyber safety and online shopping. Users must set up an online account, and then choose what courses they wish to access.

Volunteer Transport Service

See the Town’s Volunteer Transport Service webpage.

Community Safety

If you are a WA Seniors Card holder, you can apply for the state government's Safety and Security Rebate, which allows a claim of up to $400 per household toward the purchase of an eligible home security or safety item. Please see the website for more information on eligible items and rebate amounts.

Safe and Found WA

Safe & Found WA is an initiative introduced by the WA Police and Australia Medic Alert Foundation dedicated to assisting WA Police locate people who are at risk of becoming lost or reported as missing. Safe & Found supports people living with dementia or a cognitive impairment by ensuring Police have immediate access to critical information when undertaking search operations. A detailed profile outlining personal history and characteristics is completed ahead of time and kept securely on the Safe & Found database for immediate access by Police if the person is missing.

A Safe & Found ID bracelet, engraved with the details needed to return people to safety if they get lost or disoriented, is included with the membership.

Council of the Ageing Western Australia

Council on the Ageing WA (COTA) is the peak body for older people in Western Australia and offers a variety of services and programs to help older people and their families. Learn more on their website.