ALERT

COVID-19

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

News and WeekendPlus digital magazine

WeekendPlus

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.

If you would like to receive WeekendPlus each fortnight, subscribe by emailing your name and Seniors Card number to seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

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 seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

To advertise or run a promotion in WeekendPlus, contact the Business Development Manager on 8204 2402 or email seniorscard@sa.gov.au.

News

COVID-19 - update from Seniors Card HQ

The South Australian Seniors Card Unit is dedicated to delivering useful and important messages to Seniors Card members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team is now primarily working from home to help stop the spread. The operational functions of the Unit, including processing applications for new and replacement cards, producing and distributing cards and responding to phone and email enquiries remain unchanged. If you phone us, you may need to leave a message but we will call you back within 24 hours.

A dedicated state hotline is now available to South Australians and will provide local information on COVID-19. Call 1800 253 787 (8.00 am to 8.00 pm, 7 days).

A COVID-19 gateway, linking to relevant information on state and federal government websites, has also been established.

Amendment to Discount Directory listing

TAFESA Regency Restaurants

New offer: 15% discount on total bill of Seniors Card member, lunch and dinner.

137 Days Road
Regency Park
(08) 8348 4348
www.tafesa.edu.au/regency-international-centre

Seniors Card SA is now on Facebook

Seniors Card SA on Facebook

The Seniors Card SA Facebook community is a place to share news, information, events, offers and fun content. You're invited to follow the page so you can join the conversation and engage with Seniors Card, business partners and the broader South Australian community.

Like Seniors Card SA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seniorscardSA

2020 Seniors Card Discount Directory out now

The 2020 edition of the Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide lists businesses that offer discounts to South Australian Seniors Card members. View the Directory online or pick up a hardcopy from one of 400 collection points across the state.

Visit the Seniors Card Discount Directory web page for more information.

Through the Lens winner announced

A photo depicting a striking lionfish has won the 2019 Seniors Card Through the Lens photographic competition. Ian Patterson was awarded this year’s top prize for his photo taken during a night dive off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Visit the Through the Lens web page for more information.

Currie Street Adelaide Metro InfoCentre has closed

The Adelaide Metro InfoCentre on Currie Street has permanently closed. Due to plans to redevelop the site, the lease on the Currie Street InfoCentre site cannot be extended.

Customers can continue to access services online or by phone, with a metrocard agent, or at one of the Adelaide Metro vending machines. Alternatively, customers can undertake all transactions at the Adelaide Railway Station Info Centre (500 metres away on North Terrace).

The Adelaide Railway Station InfoCentre is open from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Sunday (open until 12.15 am on selected special event days).

Visit the Adelaide Metro website for more information.

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 an 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 the 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.

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 seniorscard@sa.gov.au for a chance to feature in the Out and About section of WeekendPlus. See terms and conditions.

Frequently asked questions

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


Was this page useful?


Page last updated 31 March 2020

Provided by:
Department for Health and Wellbeing
URL:
https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/seniors/seniors-card/news-and-weekendplus
Last Updated:
31/03/20
Printed on:
06/04/20
Copyright statement:
SA.GOV.AU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. © Copyright 2020
Close