International senior discounts

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YOURLifeChoices members are spread far and wide and today we answer Penny’s question on which seniors discounts she can get while visiting Australia.

Q. Penny
As we are planning an extended trip to Australia next year we are interested to know if there is a UK equivalent card that can be used as an International Seniors Card?  We do have an equivalent travel/photo card for the UK.

A. Australian Seniors Cards are issued to residents by the state and territory governments and as such, there is no international seniors card. We have found that many businesses will honour advertised seniors discounts if you ask. The only discount you will not be eligible for is public transport.

Many of the seniors card offices offer an online search for discounts available. You can find details of the state and territory offices by visiting YOURLifeChoices page on Seniors Card Offices

It is also often the case that when Australian seniors travel overseas, many businesses will offer seniors discounts when proof of age is shown.

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Written by Debbie McTaggart


Total Comments: 4
  1. 0

    Seniors Cards are great but it is a little disappointing when you not asked for the card to prove you are old enough.
    Actually having different cards for different States is something of a joke and proof we should get rid of all that incredible expense of all those politicians and public servants. Do we really need to have separate political entities within Australia?

  2. 0

    Is there any concession for Aussie Seniors Card holder in UK?

  3. 0

    I have recently been in Perth the country train service to Bunbury would not take my aged pension card to get my concession return ticket I had to use my seniors card to pay and get the concession. I thought the pension card was Aust Govt and the seniors card was state. Can some one please explain?

  4. 0

    Just sheer B****erising around by Public (we used o call them Civil in the UK but that wasn’t really appropriate) Servants, who will try to do anything to stop you getting something at your first attempt. I suppose it’s a good test to see if you are still breathing



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