Apply for a Seniors Card

Seniors Card holders receive a range of benefits including public transport concessions and access to specially discounted goods and services around South Australia.

A Seniors Card doubles as a Seniors Metrocard and is the electronic ticket used on Adelaide’s buses, trains and trams. More information about Seniors Metrocard.


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

  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.

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Before you begin

For an online application, you'll need one of the following:

  • driver's licence number
  • Medicare number
  • Pension card number.

For a paper application, you'll need a document that proves how old you are - for example:

  • birth certificate
  • drivers licence
  • passport.

How to apply for a Seniors Card


To use the online application you need one of these browsers: Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome.

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Post or fax

Print and complete the Seniors Card application form (404.7 KB PDF) and post or fax:

Seniors Card
PO Box 196
Rundle Mall SA 5000

Fax: 8204 2430

Application forms are also available from South Australia Public Libraries. Find your nearest library.

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.

Your card

You'll receive your new card in approximately 2 weeks. Your card is ready to use on public transport and at participating businesses as soon as you receive it.

You'll also 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. The card can also be used interstate and in New Zealand.

Related information

    On this site

    Seniors Card frequently asked questions - If you have more questions about your Seniors Card.

    Other websites

    Seniors Card in other states and territories - Australian Government


    Seniors Card Unit
    Phone: 1800 819 961 (free call)


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

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