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Welcome to the YOURLifeChoices Seniors Card page. So, what defines a senior? There is no one answer but you can check whether you qualify for a seniors card from your state government.
In most circumstances, a Seniors Card is available to Australians aged 60 and over who are not working full-time. The cards are issued free by the relevant state and territory government and enable holders to receive a wide range of discounts on public and commercial activities. This can be especially useful for those who have retired, or those who are working fewer hours but do not yet qualify for the Age Pension.
Eligibility criteria and concessions vary from state to state so contact your State/Territory Seniors Card office for details. You may also contact the local Seniors Card office to order a new card to replace one lost or damaged.
Although seniors cards are issued by states/territories, businesses (including tours, attractions and accommodation) in one state will usually recognise cards from another. Shops frequently display a 'Seniors Card Welcome' sticker.
Seniors card holders travelling interstate are now eligible for concessions on public transport. Most Seniors Cards can now also be used for concessions when visiting New Zealand.
1. How to get your card
If you don’t yet have your Seniors Card, want to know if you’re eligible for one, need a replacement card, or want to find out what local discounts are available, you should contact your local state or territory Seniors Card office. Find out how.
2. Concession fares on GSR
Thanks to additional Government funding, GSR is now able to extend to holders of Seniors Cards concession savings previously only available to Pension or Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders. Seniors card holders can save as much as 25 per cent off the standard adult fare when travelling on The Ghan, Indian Pacific or The Overland.
3. TransTasman savings
Holders of Australian Seniors Cards are now able to access the same discounts as holders of New Zealand’s SuperGold cards, when travelling across the Tasman. This does not include state or nationally funded initiatives such as free public transport.
4. Senior shopping discounts
Get the best prices and the biggest savings when you use your Seniors Card on Senior Shopper. Currently available in NSW and QLD, sites for ACT and VIC are coming soon.
5. Travel by coach
See Australia by coach and makes generous savings when you use your Seniors Card. You can save 10 per cent off express fares, 10 per cent off passes and receive a 15 per cent bonus kilometres on kilometre passes.
6. Tour New Zealand
Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Zealand with a $50 Seniors Card discount off published fares.
7. Save on New Zealand accommodation
Make your travel budget go further by saving five per cent on accommodation costs when you stay at Accor hotels. Special events are excluded.
8. Get a discount on your camping gear
Get ready for your next great Aussie adventure with savings of 10 per cent off ski hardware, gas fridges, Engel fridges and Eva-Kool coolers.
9. Save and receive an onboard spending voucher
Not only can you enjoy saving of up to 50 per cent on Sydney Harbour, Murray River and Fiji Islands cruises, you will also receive a $50 onboard spending voucher.
10. Hit the road with Avis
While many companies offer you a discount on standard and often most expensive rates, Seniors Card holders can enjoy car rental with Avis and save five per cent off the best rate available for your rental period.
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