News and WeekendPlus digital magazine


WeekendPlus is a digital magazine for seniors, distributed fortnightly to over 90,000 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.
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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 Sales, Marketing and Partnerships Manager on 8204 2402 or email


Seniors Card Unit -  COVID-19 Public Activity Level 5 Restrictions apply from 20 July 2021

The Seniors Card Unit is currently operating on reduced capacity due to the Level 5 restrictions in South Australia from 20 July 2021.

Skeleton staff will be available to assist Seniors Card members by phone - please call 1800 819 961 and leave a message.

You can email the Seniors Card Unit at and your email will be responded to in due course.

Use Seniors Card member online services if you need to update your details or request a replacement Seniors Card.

Warning about fraudulent Seniors Card websites and apps

Seniors Card members should be wary of third party websites, apps and Facebook pages that purport to offer discounts and offers, especially those with a membership fee.

Seniors Card programs across Australia are operated by State Government. The recognisable Seniors Card logo and branding is used by all Seniors Card programs. The Seniors Card is free - you don't need to pay a membership fee to access benefits or pay for a replacement card.

Be wary of companies that imitate or claim to provide the same service as the Seniors Card Unit. For example:

  • Seniors Advantage is a company based in Lithuania that promises to save older Australians money - once you pay a subscription fee. Visit the CHOICE website for more information.
  • Seniors Card Discounts (also known as Senior Cards Discount and claims to list all discounts and offers for Seniors Card members on an app. Whilst they do state on their website that they're "not attached to any of the State Government Seniors Card Agencies", no partnerships or agreements exist with Seniors Card programs, meaning the discounts and offers may not be accurate.

2021 Seniors Card Discount Directory out now!

After a slight delay, the 2021 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide is now available. You can view the directory online or pick up a copy from one of 400 collection points across South Australia.

Visit the Seniors Card Discount Directory page for more information.

Seniors Card SA 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

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 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.

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