From July 2019, a new type of Seniors Card, called the Senior Savers Card, will be available to all NSW residents who are over the age of 60.
Currently, only seniors over 60 who work fewer than 20 hours a week are able to access the discounts, which include cut prices on a range of services including groceries, transport and phone and electricity bills
The new card will provide access to the same discounts and deals as the existing NSW Seniors Card (ranging from local hairdressers, cafes, tradespeople and lawyers, to national mobile phone providers and supermarkets) but will exclude NSW Government rebates and transport concessions. These concessions have been reserved for those who are largely or fully retired.
When Senior Savers Card holders start working less than 20 hours per week, or retire completely, they can then convert to a Seniors Card with its full government transport concessions.
With people working longer and retiring later, fewer are qualifying for a Seniors Card at age 60. The introduction of the NSW Senior Savers Card is a way for the NSW Government to recognise the contribution of these people and offer them some immediate relief from the growing costs of everyday living.
You can apply for the new Senior Savers Card from 1 July 2019 at Service NSW.
Tips on how to make the most of your Senior Savers Card
- Take your card with you wherever you go.
- Keep an eye out for the “Seniors Card Welcome Here” sign at any business you visit.
- Don’t be shy – even if you don’t see a sign, ask if they offer a Seniors Card discount
- Be sure to ask when you’re travelling too – many businesses interstate will honour your NSW membership.
- Use the Discount Directory to find discounts in your local area, or by business type or business name