Apply for a Seniors Card

You're eligible for a Seniors Card if you meet the following three criteria:Seniors Card logo

  1. you're aged 60 years or older
  2. you're a permanent South Australian resident
  3. you're not working more than 20 hours per week in paid employment (part-time and casual employees may average their hours over a 12 month period).

There is no income or pension limit and the card is issued free of charge.

South Australian Seniors Card benefits

Public transport discounts

  • free Adelaide Metro public transport during off-peak periods Monday to Friday
  • free Adelaide Metro public transport all day on weekends and public holidays
  • approximately 50% concession 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)
  • concessional public transport in all Australian states/territories

Adelaide Metro free and concessional public transport times

Monday to Friday:

Midnight to 7.00 am Free for seniors
7.01 am to 9.00 am Seniors concession rate
9.01 am to 3.00 pm Free for seniors
3.01 pm to 7.00 pm Seniors concession rate 
7.01 pm to midnight Free for seniors 

Weekends and public holidays:

Midnight to midnight Free for seniors             

Other government concessions

If you hold other State or Commonwealth government concession cards, you may be eligible for concessions such as cost of living, water and energy. For more information about concessions and to find out what concessions you are eligible for, visit the Concessions Finder website.

Business discounts

Seniors Card members can get discounts and benefits at hundreds of businesses around Australia (including retail, hospitality, leisure and commercial services). View the Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide for more information.

How to apply for a Seniors Card

Apply online now.

Please note, the Seniors Card online application form supports access using the following browsers: Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.

Or print and complete the Seniors Card application form 398.5 KB and post or fax:

Image of a Seniors CardSeniors Card
PO Box 196
Rundle Mall SA 5000

Fax - 8204 2430

Application forms are also available from Australia Post outlets.

You must sign the form in front of someone who is over 18 years of age and not related to you. They must sight your birth certificate, driver's licence, passport or a similar document as proof of your date of birth.

You will receive your card within 10 business days.

You will receive a copy of the Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide with your card. In the meantime, visit the online version of the directory to find out about the discounts and benefits your Seniors Card entitles you to.

Translated information

If you would like information about Seniors Card in another language, contact the Interpreting and Translating Centre on 8226 1990.

Related information

On this site

Concessions and benefits
Frequently asked questions
Concessions available for Seniors Card holders - Concessions Finder

Other websites

Seniors Card in other states and territories - Seniors Card


Seniors Card Unit
Email -
Phone - 1800 819 961 (free call)

Alternative versions of documents are available on request.

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Page last updated: 29 June 2016