Seniors Card

News and WeekendPlus digital magazine


WeekendPlus is a digital magazine for seniors, distributed fortnightly to over 60,000 Seniors Card members, you can view the current edition of WeekendPlus - to see previous editions click on Browse Issues.

WeekendPlus holds a variety of competitions that appeal to the broad interests and activities of our readers. Competitions are held on a fortnightly basis and adhere to the Lottery and Gaming Regulations 2008.
View the terms and conditions (107.0 KB PDF).

If you would like to receive WeekendPlus each fortnight, subscribe by emailing your name and Seniors Card number to

To provide feedback about WeekendPlus, or to submit ideas for features and articles in upcoming editions, phone the Seniors Card Unit on 1800 819 961 freecall or email

To advertise or run a promotion in WeekendPlus, contact the Business Development Manager on 8204 2402 or email


No more expiry date on Gold Opal card when visiting NSW

South Australian Seniors Card members can obtain a Gold Opal card that never expires, for use on public transport services across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands capped at $2.50 a day, no matter how much they travel.

Until now, the Gold Opal card for South Australian members travelling to NSW was only valid for 60 days and members had to reapply each time they travelled to NSW or stayed longer than 60 days.

Following agreement between the South Australian and NSW governments to periodically revalidate ongoing eligibility, SA Seniors Card members will now receive a Gold Opal card with no set expiry date and after initial application, renewal applications will not be required.

To be eligible for a Gold Opal card, you must hold a valid SA Seniors Card, and apply through the NSW Government Opal card website. Each month, Transport NSW will check whether SA members currently holding a Gold Opal card are still eligible and if so, the card will remain valid.

More information and to apply for a Gold Opal card.

Through the Lens 2018 winner

A photo depicting the strong hypnotic stare of Ellie the owl has won the 2018 Seniors Card Through The Lens photographic competition. David Munro was awarded this year’s top prize for his photo taken at the Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island.

Visit the Through the Lens page for more information.

Through the Lens 2017 winner

A photo depicting a 360-degree view of participants at a seniors camp has been chosen from close to 400 entries as the winner of the 2017 Seniors Card Through The Lens photographic competition.

Taken by Grant Hugo at Carrickalinga, the winning photo featured on the cover of the 2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.

Through the Lens 2016 winner

The 2016 overall winner was Colin Sanderson, whose photo of the Arckaringa Hills appeared on the cover of the 2017 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.

2018 Seniors Card member survey - winner announced

The survey is now closed. Thank you to all Seniors Card members who completed the survey. Results of the survey will be published in WeekendPlus.

By completing the survey, Seniors Card members had a chance to win a seven-night Murray Princess cruise holiday package, thanks to Australian Holiday Centre and Captain Cook Cruises.

The winner of this great prize is Heather Ings. Congratulations!

Visit the Seniors Card survey page for more information.

2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory now available

The 2018 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide, is now available to South Australian Seniors Card members. Close to 700 businesses are offering more than 370,000 Seniors Card members great discounts and offers, which are listed in the easy-to-read guide launched today.

The updated directory contains discounts and offers in a wide range of industries including travel, dining, entertainment, home and garden, professional services and retail.

To complement the hundreds of discounts, the 2018 edition of Your Lifestyle Guide also contains valuable information on a range of topics such as technology and going online, concessions, planning ahead, energy saving and consumer advice like buying a car or house, ladder safety, online shopping, refunds and scams.

Seniors Card members can pick up a copy of the 2018 guide from one of the hundreds of collection points across South Australia, including The Catalyst Foundation, and their local council, Member of Parliament’s office, library or community centre.

Visit the Seniors Card Discount Directory page for more information and more offers.

Share your experiences with WeekendPlus readers

Have you been out and about at an event or enjoyed a social activity with family, friends or a community group in SA lately? Then we would love to hear about it!

Sharing your experiences may encourage other Seniors Card members to get out and about in their communities and enjoy this wonderful state that we live in.

Send your photos and a short description of your event or activity to for a chance to feature in the Out and About section of WeekendPlus. See terms and conditions here.

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