All you need to know about accessing a Seniors Card
If you’ve already turned the big six-oh or you’ll be turning 60 soon, you could be eligible for one the biggest perks of getting older (and wiser) in Australia — a Seniors Card.
With a Seniors Card you can save money on everyday essentials like bills and services, as well as the fun stuff such as entertainment and travel. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee discounted gelati in your area. But the biggest perk of all is that Seniors Cards are free of charge.
You could easily be mistaken for thinking Seniors Cards are just for retirees, but even if you haven’t officially hung up your work boots, it’s worth checking to see if you're eligible.
Eligibility requirements vary by state/territory but generally, you must be over 60 years of age (64 in WA) and not working more than a specific number of hours. So depending on where you live, you can often be undertaking some paid work and still receive a Seniors Card.
Discounts and offers
Each state/territory offers hundreds, even thousands of discounts and special offers for Seniors Card holders. Many states/territories also have reciprocal agreements so you can receive your seniors discount wherever you are.
Some of the special offers available with your Seniors Card include:
- Cheaper car rental for your next weekend away or holiday
- Concession prices and sometimes even free travel on public transport
- Discounted tickets to museums and attractions around the country
- Discounted e-gift cards for shopping and groceries
- Discounts and special offers at local restaurants, cafes and takeaway.
Please note, these discounts are general in nature and may not apply in your state/territory.
It’s a good idea to regularly check your state’s/territory’s website for the most current deals and special offers. While many discounts are offered year-round some states also offer special limited time deals that are worth taking advantage of.
Click the links below to view the special offers available in your region.
Making the most of your retirement income
Managing your money and ensuring you’re making the most of your retirement income can be tricky — that’s why we’re here to help. If you have questions about your CareSuper pension, we’re able to help over the phone with advice about your pension included with your CareSuper membership.*
If you’re wondering about what other age-based concessions or support you might be eligible for, or how to structure your finances to maximise your retirement income, we can help with that, too.^
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