Port Macquarie's oldest resident Sylvia Arnett has celebrated her 108th birthday in style.
Over 50 friends and relatives turned up to her party at Garden Village on April 11.
Ms Arnett is now the eleventh oldest person in Australia, the sixth oldest woman and the fifth oldest Australian born person.
Ms Arnett seemed a bit overwhelmed with all the attention.
"Turning 108 is no different to turning 107," Ms Arnett said.
She said she is often asked what the secret to a long life is.
I tell them, every day is a good day.Sylvia Arnett
Ms Arnett was born in 1911 on a farm in Bannaby near Goulburn.
She moved to Port Macquarie almost 50 years ago with her husband Norm.
Her grandson Michael Arnett said Port Macquarie was part of the reason for her longevity.
"Moving out of Sydney removed the stress from their lives," she said.
Mr Arnett said the couple dedicated themselves to the service of others once they arrived.
Norm was head of St Vincent de Paul and he and Sylvia worked tirelessly for the organisation as well as other charities in the town.
Ms Arnett's husband Norm died in 1986.
They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 19 great -grandchildren.
Michael Arnett said Sylvia's faith in God remains integral to her life.
"It led her to a life of service, helping other people no matter where she is."
The oldest person in Australia is 110.
Michael Arnett joked at Sylvia's birthday party that she "had a little bit of extra work to do but the goal line is not far ahead".