NSW Seniors Card provides members with access to transport concessions, discounts and special offers.
As at November 2011 there were more than 1 million card holders. Around 90 per cent of the eligible NSW population are members.
Who runs Seniors Card?
The NSW Government introduced the NSW Seniors Card program in 1992 to encourage retired and semi-retired seniors to enjoy active and healthy lifestyles and participate as much as possible in community and recreational activities.
The NSW Seniors Card program is one way in which the NSW Government acknowledges the contributions of older members of our community.
How much does it cost?
Membership of the NSW Seniors Card scheme is free.
Can I get a NSW Seniors Card?
To qualify for a NSW Seniors Card you must:
- be a permanent resident of NSW
- be aged 60 or over, and
- work no more than 20 hours paid hours each week.
NSW Seniors Card is not assets-tested and you are not required to disclose your income.
What discounts are on offer?
An annual Discount Directory is posted to all member households each January. The Directory is printed in five regional editions and lists a range of NSW Government concessions, such as entry to national parks, museums and zoos, as well as discounts from hundreds of participating businesses.
You can access the Discount Directories for all five regions of NSW on the Seniors Card website as well as find out about other discounts, special offers and competitions. You can also subscribe to the monthly enewsletter on the website.
How do I apply?
A NSW Seniors Card Application Form must be completed when applying for the Seniors Card.
A statutory declaration that you meet all eligibility criteria on the application form must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.You can get an application form from the Seniors Card website.