How to get the most out of your Seniors Discount Card

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Each state and territory has its own Seniors Card scheme. Source: Getty.

For Australian retirees, it can be difficult to make ends meet with just the Age Pension or superannuation payments to rely on, but did you know that you can access a whole host of offers and discounts tailored to over-60s just by signing up for a free Seniors Card?

Each state and territory has its own Seniors Card scheme and some reciprocal arrangements are in place that allow you to use your card in other states. Completely free of charge, the Seniors Card entitles you to concessional transport prices as well as discounts on a range of goods and services at a number of participating businesses and retailers across the country.

To be eligible you must be a resident of the state, 60 years of age or over and not working more than a set numbers of hours per week in paid employment.

Here’s a rundown of some of the main offers available to you in each state or, alternatively, you can visit the individual websites or download a printable version of the directory to keep with you.

New South Wales

Over-60s in New South Wales can make the most of deals with a number of large and small companies, ranging from reduced dental care and discounted veterinary bills to cheap meal deals, discounted travel and money off cleaning services.

One of the latest deals to be offered is with supermarket giant Woolworths, which offers senior cardholders a number of discount including 20 per cent off pre-paid mobile Sim card packages, as well as discounted grocery delivery and 5 per cent off the price of Woolies WISH gift cards.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • Discounted gas and electricity with AGL
  • Discounted plan fees with Vodafone
  • Reduced holidays with the likes of Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn
  • 10 per cent off pre-booked journeys with Towncars
  • 20 per cent off at Craft.com.au

To view the complete NSW discount directory, click here.

Queensland

Queensland retirees can access a broad range of perks thanks to their Seniors Card, from reduced costs for public transport, discounted movie tickets at a number of theatres and money off vital services such as the installation of living aids, including home alarms.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent off the installation of a Life Link Alarm
  • 30 per cent off property maintenance services with Slick Industries
  • 10 per cent off purchases over $30 at a number of Friendly Grocer stores
  • 10 per cent off parts and labour with A1 Exhausts
  • $7 Dendy movie tickets on Wednesdays – plus complimentary morning tea before 12pm

To view the complete QLD discount directory, click here.

ACT

Those over the age of 60 living in the ACT can make the most of various discounts, including some national deals with the likes of Myhomefone and White Lady funeral directors and other more localised deals such as discounted entry to tourist attractions around the Australian capital.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent off all products with Myhomefone
  • White Lady funeral directors offer discounts for seniors (enquire personally)
  • 5 per cent discount on Lite n’ Easy food deliveries
  • $3 off entry to Canberra’s Telstra Tower
  • 15 per cent discount on all Mediband products, including medical ID and medical jewellery

To view the complete ACT discount directory, click here.

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Seniors Card holders can use their government-issued cards to bag discounts at various local coffee shops, clothing stores and restaurant chains around the territory, but they can also bag money off their entry to some of the region’s most renowned tourist attractions.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent off full price items at Best&Less
  • 10 per cent off all drinks at Gloria Jeans Coffee (Gateway Palmerston)
  • 20 per cent off MedicAlert membership
  • 10 per cent discount on glasses at OPSM
  • $28 entry (normally $35) to Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

To view the complete NT discount directory, click here.

Tasmania

Tassie seniors can access a whole host of offers, designed to help older residents make their money go further in later life. There are offers to suit everyone no matter their income or interests, widely ranging from automotive repairs, healthcare, beauty products, fashion and dining out.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent off wheel alignment or balancing services and 5 per cent off tyres at Bob Jane T-Marts
  • 10 per cent discount on accommodation at various Best Western resorts
  • Discounted admission to all National Trust of Tasmania properties
  • Factory Blinds offer 10 per cent off curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings
  • 10 per cent off monthly storage fees with store-it-safe

To view the complete TAS discount directory, click here.

South Australia

Whether it’s a new hearing aid, cheap travel or an insurance policy they need, seniors living in South Australia have access to an extensive guide – which is available online and to print – filled with exclusive seniors offers and discounts.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent off cabin bookings with Discovery Holiday Parks
  • 15 per cent off travel insurance with Insure and Go
  • Up to 35 per cent off blinds, shutters and lawns at Australian Outdoor Living
  • Free medium soft drink, juice or small McCafe coffee with any purchase over $3 at McDonalds
  • 15 per cent off selected memberships at Goodlife Health Clubs

To view the complete SA discount directory, click here.

Western Australia

Those retiring in WA have access to a huge number of discounts and special offers designed to suit local seniors, whether they’re looking to save cash on necessities such as home repairs or travel and health insurance, or creature comforts like cheaper food, drinks and leisure activities.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent discount on mobility scooters with Hillside Scooters
  • 5 per cent off security cameras with Perth CCTV Cameras
  • 10 per cent off at SportsPower stores
  • 10 per cent off at The Coffee Club
  • 5 per cent off wine at Cellarmasters

To view the complete WA discount directory, click here.

Victoria

When it comes to discounts, retirees in Victoria can make the most of reduced entry prices to a wide-range of tourist attractions, including the Sea Life Centre. Other companies which offer perks for seniors in the Education State include accommodation providers Comfort Inn and automative repairs company Sheen Panel Service, to name but a few.

Other participating businesses include, but are not limited to:

  • 10 per cent off services at Better Hearing Australia
  • At least 5 per cent off at various Comfort Inn locations
  • 10 per cent off at theswimshop.com.au
  • Concession entry at Melbourne Aquarium
  • 10 per cent off system cost & installation at Costless Solar & Generators

To view the complete Victoria discount directory, click here.

Do you have a Seniors Card? Did you know you could use it at all these places?

Important information: The information provided on this website is of a general nature and for information purposes only. It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is not financial product advice and must not be relied upon as such. Before making any financial decision you should determine whether the information is appropriate in terms of your particular circumstances and seek advice from an independent licensed financial services professional.

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