What do you want to do in your 3rd Act?

Our free holistic retirement planning seminars give you practical tools and advice to plan for the emotional, physical, lifestyle and financial aspects of retirement. We run seminars throughout Australia.

Each seminar takes two hours and consists of two main sessions. 

Seminar: Part 1

Part 1: Find out what will energise your 3rd Act 

A fun and fullfilling 3rd Act is about rewarding activities and enriched relationships in environments that are right for you.

In this seminar, you'll discover why too many people are disappointed by retirement and how to avoid this trap.

Discover the ease and fun with which you can reward yourself every day, give to others and be with others who give you the support you need.

Session length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Gabrielle Leahy from Retire & Flourish

Support Materials

We recommend you download and read the following support materials prior to attending.

  • Reap the Rewards of your 3rd Act - Handouts [PDF: 510 KB]
Freedom in retirement webinar: Part 2

Part 2: Financial considerations for retirement 

This session will take you through a detailed exploration of the financial considerations in retirement including the following:

  • Planning, goal setting & budgets
  • How much do I need?
  • Understand your Super scheme
  • Salary sacrifice vs paying the mortgage
  • Pension or lump sum?
  • Estate planning
  • CSCri – account based retirement income stream
  • Transition to retirement
  • Seeking financial advice

Session length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Jeff Kendall from CSC

Register for a seminar

All seminars are free. Choose your state to see full seminar dates and locations. To register, click the Register button for the seminar you want to attend. 

South Australia

DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Tuesday 4 April Hindley Room 1
Hotel Grand Chancellor
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide
5.30 – 7.30pm 130 ENDED


DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Thursday 1 June National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra
5.30 – 7.30pm 300 ENDED
Thursday 5 October National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra
5.30 – 7.30pm 300 Register



DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Tuesday 20 June Paterson Room, Level
Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek Street, Brisbane
5.30 – 7.30pm 100 ENDED

Northern Territory

DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Tuesday 19 September

Veda Room
Mantra Pandanas
43 Knuckey Street, Darwin City

5.30 – 7.30pm 70 Register

New South Wales

DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Wednesday 10 May Royal Mail Room
Adina Apartment Hotel|
2 Lee Street Haymarket, Sydney
5.30 – 7.30pm 80 ENDED
Wednesday 22 November Royal Mail Room
Adina Apartment Hotel
2 Lee Street Haymarket, Sydney
5.30 – 7.30pm 80 Register



DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Tuesday 16 May Flinders Room
Mantra on Russell
222 Russell Street, Melbourne
5.30 – 7.30pm 120 ENDED
Thursday 9 November Flinders Room
Mantra on Russell
222 Russell Street, Melbourne
5.30 – 7.30pm 120 Register


Western Australia

DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Tuesday 14 November Holiday Inn Perth City Centre
788 Hay Street, Perth
5.30 – 7.30pm 80 Register


DateLocationTimeMax. attendeesRegister
Thursday 21 September Goulburn Room
Hobart Best Western
156 Bathurst Street, Hobart
5.30 – 7.30pm 100 Register

Our presenters

Jeff Kendall

Jeff Kendall

After a short stint of retirement, Jeff is back. And his own personal experience with moving into retirement has given him a good understanding of the possibilities and potential challenges. Jeff will be presenting our ‘3rd Act’ seminars in 2017.

Jeff worked for Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) for a number of years running education seminars on the CSS, PSS and PSSap super schemes throughout Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. You may have met Jeff and experienced one of his friendly, easy to understand and informative presentations.

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Gabrielle Leahy

Gabrielle Leahy

BA M Policy & App Social Research, Accredited Retirement Coach

Gabrielle has worked extensively across the sector in a range of research, policy and caring roles in Government and the private sector.

She has designed Retire & Flourish to enable your individually tailored 'express entry' to your 3rd Act with new directions, enriched relationships and a knowledge of what you bring to this unscripted new chapter of your life. In her seminar, Gabrielle shares valuable insights and research into how older age is lived well, and where the traps lie. She provides information and expertise across issues pivotal to a fun filled, fulfilling retirement.

Previous attendees say ...

“It made me think about more than $$$$$.”
“Motivated my wife and me to think about and discuss retirement issues.”
“Opportunity to think through all the factors involved in the retirement decision.”

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