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 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.