Get the most recent information on South Australia's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Apply for a Seniors Card

South Australian Seniors Card members receive a range of benefits including public transport concessions and access to specially discounted goods and services around the state.

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

More about Seniors Metrocard

Who can apply

You can apply for a South Australian Seniors Card if:

  • you're aged 60 years or older
  • you're a permanent South Australian resident
  • 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).

How to apply

To apply online you'll need one of these:

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

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

Other ways to apply

Your card

You'll receive your new card in approximately two weeks. Your card is ready to use on public transport and at participating businesses as soon as you receive it. You'll need to add credit if you want to travel during peak times.

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.

Update your details

Let us know if you change your name, address or other details so we can update our records and send a new card if necessary.

Notify changes online or contact the South Australian Seniors Card Unit:

Replace a card

If your card is lost, stolen or damaged, phone the South Australian Seniors Card Unit (free call 1800 819 961) or email and a replacement will be ordered for you. There is no charge to replace a card.

When a new card is produced, the old one will be cancelled. Any balance on your card will be automatically transferred to the new card.

Related information

    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, phone the Interpreting and Translating Centre on 8226 1990.

    Was this page useful?

    Page last updated 3 March 2020

    Provided by:
    Department for Health and Wellbeing
    Last Updated:
    Printed on:
    Copyright statement:
    SA.GOV.AU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. © Copyright 2020