The Mandurah WayFairer Project captures the grossly underutilised knowledge, skills, experience, interests and talents amongst adults aged 50 + (WayFairers), supporting them to repurpose these attributes into the local community while building the capacity of their local community organisation and sharing their wealth of knowledge.

The Mandurah WayFairer Project is a 5 year partnership project by the City of Mandurah and Inclusion Solutions which will see participating community members aged 50+ (The Wayfairer’s) connected with valued volunteer roles in the community based on their individual talents and interests. It will also give local clubs and groups the chance to increase their volunteer bases and assess the gaps and needs of their organisation.

If you are retired or approaching retirement, the WayFairers project can assist you with:

  • Transitioning to retirement
  • Keeping active in community
  • Discovering your talents & gifts
  • Connecting you to clubs & groups
  • Social connection with other WayFairers

If you are a senior living in Mandurah and would like to become a WayFairer and get involved, please contact Marie at or 0423 760 581. Alternatively, you can contact Jesika at the City of Mandurah at or 9550 3777.

If you are a community club or group, this is your chance to be involved in this innovative initiative. Complete the Community Analysis here!

The Community Analysis will help us to better understand the clubs and groups in the Mandurah community as well as how the Mandurah WayFairer Project can support you.

For further information, contact Marie at or Jesika at

Complete the club and group community analysis

The Mandurah WayFairer Project holds a range of events and workshops throughout the year including:

  • Café Catch Ups with other WayFairers
  • WayFairers Information Sessions
  • WayFairers Knowledge Mapping Sessions – to discover your talent & gifts
  • Opportunities to connect with clubs and groups

To find out more about our upcoming events contact Jesika at

Falcon Cafe Connect

Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 9.45am - 11.30am
Where: Falcon Library, Corner Cobblers Road and Flavia Street

We meet on the first Wednesday every month.

At the Falcon Library on Wednesday 6th March,  Kerrie will represent WestAus Crisis and Welfare Services and discuss how WestAus assists and supports vulnerable people in crisis within the Peel Community to find assistance that fits individual needs, responding with flexibility, respect and dignity in a culturally appropriate way. Kerrie will focus on two great initiatives - Breakfast Club and Refresh Showers.

To RSVP contact Marie Scott on 0423 760 581 or

Lakelands Cafe Connect

Date: Tuesday 12 March
Time: 9.45am - 11.30am
Where: Lakelands Library and Community Centre, 49 Banksiadale Gate

Donna, an Aged Care Specialist from Services Australia, will chat about aged care options and choices available.

To RSVP contact Marie Scott on 0423 760 581 or

Are you aged 50 years or older? This is a great opportunity for you to see how you can use your skills, knowledge, interests, and experiences to help enrich the Mandurah community!

The Mandurah WayFairer Project will help you as contribute to local community life by gifting your time and sharing your knowledge, experiences and skills.  In doing so your contribution will help address a need within the Mandurah community. The Mandurah WayFairer Project will strategically utilise the knowledge, talents, skills, experience and interests of adults aged 50+ (also known as WayFairers).

We are now recruiting WayFairers. If you want to get involved, express your interest by completing the form.

After completing the EOI form, please email it to Marie at

Alternatively, you can drop the EOI form off at the City of Mandurah Admin building at 3 Peel St, Mandurah.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Marie at or 0423 760 581. Alternatively, you may contact Jesika from the Community Development Team at or on 9550 3777.

Be sure to check out the Mandurah Wayfairer Facebook Page for more information.

Interested in being a WayFairer? Download the expression of interest form now