Getting the most out of your seniors card

Transport concessions available to holders of Seniors Cards

Who can get one and how?
Eligibility for a Seniors Card varies depending in which state or territory you live. So if you’re 60 years or over, it’s well worth checking if you can apply for a Seniors Card. Get contact details for each Seniors Card office.

Where can you use it?
Seniors Card discounts are offered by different businesses and government departments and therefore vary between states and territories. There are also interstate and trans-Tasman discounts available, so it pays to find out exactly where you can use your Seniors Card.

One of the biggest advantages, and possibly offering the largest savings, is the transport concessions available to holders of Seniors Cards. While originally only available to Seniors Card holders in their own state or territory, these concessions are now available nationwide and can save you a pretty penny when travelling interstate.

Interstate travel
Interstate travel concessions are now available to all holders of Seniors Cards, no matter from which state they were issued. For more information, click here.

Seniors Card goes trans-Tasman
New Zealand now has reciprocal rights for holders of Australian Seniors Cards, allowing them to access many of the discounts offered to New Zealand SuperGold Cards. This will not include state or nationally funded initiatives such as free public transport. For details on which discounts are available, visit Supergold.gov.nz

Apart from the Seniors Card, Queensland offers a number of different card types – Seniors Card + go and Seniors Business Discount Card. For more information and to find out which you are eligible for, visit the Queensland Government Seniors Card page.

Great Southern Rail also offers travel concessions of up to 25 per cent on standard fares to Seniors Card holders





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    bluemoon
    4th Jun 2012
    5:05am
    Thank you Pip for that info it always pays to ask ay stores
    SolJesse
    17th May 2015
    11:13am
    We live on the North coast of NSW and when I received the booklet for this area, found hardly anything in it at all that was usable. I know that its not 'Seniors Card 'fault but I really found the card useless
    Fran
    17th Jul 2015
    3:49pm
    SolJesse,
    How many times did you press "send"
    Tassie
    18th Aug 2015
    11:56am
    Definitely not...why should home owners be penalised for struggling to pay off their homes while their children are growing up and times were sooo hard at 18 percent interest rates.so they can have a better future in their older age...,how shocking to even suggest...too bad for those people who don't pay taxes all their lives like land and water rates...? I can't believe this is even a suggestion....what are we coming to..being penalised fir doing the right thing...humbug...
    Blossom
    11th Oct 2016
    12:55pm
    IN 1983 bank interest rates for a first home buyer were 22%. A relative of mine built a new home then
    loraines
    14th Sep 2015
    11:02am
    Often, I really enjoy the comments to these sometimes excellent articles, but please guys, don't get silly. Spoils it for everyone.
    As it happens, it often appears that 'Post comment' doesn't work for a while. So be patient if someone tries it a few times.....
    MILA
    3rd Dec 2015
    11:13am
    Hi Loraines: we must put a bit/a lot of humour!! and always look at the bright side of life. Enjoy!
    loraines
    3rd Dec 2015
    11:20am
    I did, and I do.
    fish head
    19th Sep 2015
    8:15am
    Anyone for stuttering fingers?
    Blossom
    11th Oct 2016
    12:53pm
    Please explain !!! lol
    particolor
    11th Oct 2016
    4:08pm
    Paulines busy at the moment :-) Trying to explain to Hinchy that She doesn't give a Burnt Fig about what Trumpy said about Women !! :-) :-)
    But Hinchy was too busy doing the Wattussi and ranting and raving about nothing to even listen !! :-) :-)
    "Please Explain ?" :-)
    MILA
    6th Oct 2015
    10:08am
    Would be great to have the SENIOR CARD WELCOME sign in all those places that offer discounts: hence, no need to ask. Only few places do have the Senior sign at sight : e.g. as one walks in. Cheers
    Kt
    8th Oct 2015
    10:41am
    are the people on here becoming senile - for goodness sake !
    particolor
    19th Aug 2016
    1:49pm
    Er ! UM !! I'm not real sure ???
    quietguy
    20th Oct 2015
    12:10pm
    KFC also offer a discount for seniors card holders - they dont have any signs up, but you just ask for the seniors discount and they take a dollar or so off the price
    Blossom
    10th Nov 2016
    12:48pm
    I don't know if it is Aust. wide. The Priceline I go to in Adelaide gives 10% off general purchases (not prescriptions at all).
    For those who dont have Seniors Cards, you can join free and receive a membership card. You get 5% off. I don't know if there is a mininum spend but you may get a small rebate once a year which is valid for 12 months. (e.g. I spent just over $144.00 last year and got a $4.32 rebate certificate to spend my Nov. next year) Lets face it every cent counts these days.
    older&wiser
    22nd Oct 2015
    6:08pm
    My sister is over 60. Couldn't get a job where she lives so moved to live with a friend to try and survive. The rent she gets barely covers the mortgage. She cannot get any type of Govt subsidy, either Newstart or Pension card. I've been in with her and because she gets RENT, she gets nothing.
    KB
    19th Aug 2016
    11:29am
    Your sister should talk to a financial counselor. Ask at Centrelik and they will put her in touch with someone, Talk to your local MP They can help too.
    MILA
    3rd Dec 2015
    11:12am
    It would be a GREAT IDEA TO PLACE STICKERS in those shops, restaurants, etc that give Senior Card Holders a discount.
    Unfortunately in Australia many offers: e.g. Travel for Seniors are so over-priced and, onloy few operators give Seniors a good deal.
    Nevertheless, there are many places all over Oz where a senior can have a decent meal and a glass of wine at an affordable price: of course, some of them offer Pokkies .....and then, the meal can turn very expensive -but, then again this is another story!
    particolor
    19th Aug 2016
    1:45pm
    Just Pig Out and Ignore their Pokies ! :-) I do !! :-) :-)
    loraines
    25th Aug 2016
    10:44am
    Oh dear. Addiction to Pokies leaves many Seniors out of pocket. If a restaurant/pub offers the Pokies, I don't frequent, thanks.
    The Bronze Anzac
    30th Dec 2015
    9:38am
    If it's good enough to offer a Seniors Discount, then it should be good enough to have a sign saying so, on the front & all entrance doors to these establishments.
    billie
    21st Jun 2016
    2:29pm
    Most shops and banks have the senior card availablehere sign on their entrance. Billie
    particolor
    15th Aug 2016
    3:27pm
    They are useless here in Northern NSW !! Should have sent us a Gift Card instead !! For Harrods in London !! :-( :-(
    particolor
    19th Aug 2016
    1:52pm
    Plus I thought everybody in NSW now knew that that stands for Newcastle Sydney & Wollongong ! :-)
    Young Simmo
    29th Aug 2016
    6:07pm
    We've got a good system over here in WA. The city people get free bus and train between 9am and 3pm. Us country folks get a fuel card every July. It was $500 for the first few years but $565 the last 2 years. That covers about 12 to 15 pension fortnights for us, and gives us an extra 50 bucks a fortnight. The Country Party organised this because all the other thieving states stole our GST. OK go for it.
    particolor
    29th Aug 2016
    8:31pm
    I'm moving to Western Australia Our Mongrel Beard has even taken our Electricity Supplement now :-( :-(
    Sells things that don't belong to him and Etc. :-( :-(
    Blossom
    11th Oct 2016
    12:57pm
    Some Priceline Pharmacies give seniors discount but they don't always ask you if you have a card. It is a higher % than if you use your Priceline Membership card
    particolor
    11th Oct 2016
    4:03pm
    Living in the Country, My Seniors Card is still in my wallet and in Unused Mint Condition !! :-( I might see if I can Sell It on EBay !! :-) :-) :-)
    Mez
    19th Nov 2016
    1:29pm
    Seniors' card is great for half price public transport, half price movies as well as half price meals in a number of pubs and restaurants as well as Coffee shopssome hair salons, etc..
    Just go online to find more discounts......easy!
    Mez
    19th Nov 2016
    1:30pm
    Seniors card is cheaper than the Pension card for movies by the way.
    particolor
    19th Nov 2016
    3:46pm
    Great for City Slickers !! :-)
    Mrs Hedgehog
    25th Nov 2016
    8:38pm
    Most of the offers I am emailed by Seniors card are for wine, same as the Woolies card discounts, always wine or beer. As a nondrinker this annoys me. Please could I have a discount for chocolate occasionally.
    particolor
    25th Nov 2016
    8:59pm
    My sentiments Exactly !! :-) :-) My Card has Mould on it :-(
    Casepac
    3rd Mar 2017
    9:19am
    My wife and I received discount on our seniors card in Hong Kong and in the Netherlands.
    Casepac
    3rd Mar 2017
    9:20am
    My wife and I received discount on our seniors card in Hong Kong and in the Netherlands.
    Casepac
    3rd Mar 2017
    9:20am
    My wife and I received discount on our seniors card in Hong Kong and in the Netherlands.
    particolor
    3rd Mar 2017
    9:59am
    Once I can understand, But 3 Times in Holland and China ?? I think your getting too much Pension !!
    Young Simmo
    3rd Mar 2017
    2:36pm
    I never think to use my Seniors Card, but I love our $575.00 free fuel card every year. Mind you, you have to live in God's Country to get it.
    particolor
    3rd Mar 2017
    7:48pm
    Strewth Simmo !! We don't even get FREE WATER here !! :-( :-(
    Young Simmo
    3rd Mar 2017
    7:53pm
    Yeh we get the fuel card for living in the bush and not getting the free transport our city counter parts get.
    particolor
    3rd Mar 2017
    8:30pm
    I LIVE IN THE BUSH TOO, 740Km in the bush !! And lucky to get FREE AIR at the Service Station !! :-( :-(


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