Senior lady doing online shopping using a laptop

Whether it’s shopping, having a meal, going to a movie or getting the car checked, there are many special offers available with both the Seniors Card and the Senior Savers Card. Every citizen who is 60+ years of age and a permanent resident of NSW is eligible for one of the two cards offered by the program.

What is the difference between the two cards? 

Seniors Card

This is the original card first introduced in 1992 and which offers discounts at a wide range of businesses. Participants can also access the Gold Opal Card and transport concessions created to assist people who are fully or mostly retired live healthier, happier, more active and affordable lives. To be eligible seniors need to be working 20 hours or less per week in paid employment (averaged over 12 months).

Senior Savers Card

This card was added to the Program in 2019 and offers the same business discounts to seniors who are still working after age 60, and not yet eligible for the Seniors Card.To be eligible seniors need to be still working more than 20 hours a week in paid employment (averaged over 12 months) and be aged 60 years or older.

Eligibility and Fees

Eligibility is not means tested and there is no fee for applying for a Senior Savers Card or a Seniors Card. When retiring completely or starting to work less, Senior Savers Card holders can convert to the Seniors Card with the full government transport concessions for retirees.

Frequently asked questions

A number of frequently asked questions and an answer for each of them can be found at the following site: Senior Savers Card Information and Frequently Asked Questions 

NSW Seniors Card Program – Membership Guide Brochure

There is a 12-page brochure listing the services that provide a discount to seniors so they can reduce their costs of living. NSW Seniors Card Information Brochure

NSW Seniors Card Program App

Information about member discounts from the many businesses that are in the program is available in the NSW Seniors Card Program app. This can be accessed through both Apple and Android devices. Discounts can be searched by category, type or location. The app also gives descriptions of the retailers, directions and a street view to easily locate participating stores and businesses.

Interstate Travel

Each Australian state and territory have their own Seniors Card with reciprocal offers available with many businesses so that when you’re travelling interstate you can still access the discounts.

NSW Seniors Card can be contacted in a number of ways:

www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au

Telephone: 13 77 88

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Facebook: @seniorscardNSW

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, dial the National Relay Service on 133 677 (TTY users) or 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen users) before calling the Service NSW phone number.

Information sourced from: Seniors Card NSW Government  


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