Seniors Card

Seniors Card concessions and benefits

Seniors Card logo

Look out for the Seniors Card logo, which you'll usually see displayed at participating businesses. Let the sales person know that you have a Seniors Card before you pay, so that you get any discounts available.

Some advertised specials and other promotions may not attract the additional discount listed. Check before you buy if you're in doubt.

Some businesses provide a discount to members but are not listed in Your Lifestyle Guide. We suggest that every time you go shopping you ask 'do you give a discount to Seniors Card members?' – you might get a pleasant surprise.

Public transport concessions

Your Seniors Card entitles you to:

  • free Adelaide Metro public transport during off-peak periods Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and public holidays
  • approximately 50% discount on Adelaide Metro public transport services at other times (7.01 am to 9.00 am and 3.01 pm to 7.00 pm Monday to Friday).

You'll need to validate your Seniors Card every time you board an Adelaide Metro bus, train or tram, even if it's in the free travel period.

Monday to Friday
Midnight to 7.00 am Free
7.01 am to 9.00 am Seniors concession rate
9.01 am to 3.00 pm Free
3.01 pm to 7.00 pm Seniors concession rate 
7.01 pm to midnight Free
Weekends and public holidays
Midnight to midnight Free

Other concessions

If you hold other state or Australian Government concession cards, you may be eligible for concessions such as cost of living, water and energy.

See Concessions

Discounts - retail and services

Members can get discounts on products and services at hundreds of places around the country, including hospitality, retail, sport, accommodation, travel, commercial services, insurance, entertainment, further education, health and fitness.

Seniors Card discount directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.

Using your card interstate

Your Seniors Card will usually be accepted by participating businesses in other Australian states and territories.

Check with the Seniors Card office in the state or territory you're visiting as different conditions may apply.

Interstate public transport

Seniors Card members living anywhere in Australia can take advantage of concessional public transport fares in the state or territory they are visiting. This means holders of a South Australian Seniors Card can access concessional public transport offered to Seniors Card holders of other states or territories (some exclusions apply).

Visiting NSW

Seniors Card members wanting concessions on public transport when visiting NSW need to apply for the Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card two weeks before you need to travel. For more information including how to apply, visit www.opal.com.au.

Public transport concessions in other states and territories

Visitors to South Australia

When visiting South Australia, holders of interstate Seniors Cards can access free off-peak travel and concessional peak travel when using Adelaide Metro public transport.

Seniors Card members visiting South Australia can also access hundreds of discounts at businesses across South Australia.

Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide has a full list of available discounts.

Using your card overseas

Thanks to a reciprocal agreement between the New Zealand Government and Australian state and territory governments, holders of Australian Seniors Cards are able to access discounts from participating businesses in New Zealand. Additionally, holders of a SuperGold Card (New Zealand's equivalent) can access discounts from participating Seniors Card business partners when travelling to Australia. This arrangement does not include state or nationally funded initiatives such as free public transport.

For details of participating New Zealand businesses, visit www.supergold.govt.nz or phone 0800 25 45 65 (when in NZ).

Special offers by post and email

To provide members with a better and wider range of benefits, the Seniors Card program may send information and special offers via post or email as part of a program to let members know about the latest offers available in addition to those listed in the Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.

The Seniors Card program does not endorse or guarantee the quality or suitability of any goods or services offered by participating businesses so please make your own evaluation of each product.

Privacy information

The Seniors Card program is required to comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPS) Instruction in relation to its collection and use of your personal information. All your personal information is collected and managed in strict accordance with South Australia’s Information Privacy Principles (IPPS) Instruction.

The Seniors Card program collects and uses your personal information for the purpose of administering the program. This includes mailing your Seniors Card, providing you with free and discounted public transport services, government information and special offers and information from participating businesses.

The program does not provide your personal information to participating businesses.

We use a mail house contractor to administer our mail-outs. Emails are sent by the Seniors Card program.

The Seniors Card program requires its contractors to treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPS) Instruction. Costs associated with mail outs are covered by the participating business that present the special offer.

If you have any questions, please phone 1800 819 961 or email seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

If you would prefer not to receive information and special offers by mail or email in the future or would like to update your personal details, please call Seniors Card on 1800 819 961 or email seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

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Page last updated 14 September 2017

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Department for Health and Ageing
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Last Updated:
14/09/17
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